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MS Construction Management Track


30 Credit hours total

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Create written and oral communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Produce construction project safety plans, estimates, and schedules.
  3. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  4. Evaluate construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  5. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  6. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  7. Analyze different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  8. Utilize construction accounting, cost control, risk management, and quality control.
  9. Interpret the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project. 
  10. Recognize the principles of sustainable construction.
  11. Analyze the principles of structural behavior and material response. 

Major Requirements

The Construction Management Master’s Degree consists of a minimum of thirty credit hours.  Graduate students in the Construction Management Major may select either a course work, thesis, or a project based executive option.  Students without a Construction or Engineering degree are required to complete PHY 2053: Algebra Based Physics I (3 credits) and Lab (1 credit) and BCN 2405: Introduction to Structures (3 credits) prior to registering for 5000-6000 level construction courses.


Meet with your faculty academic advisor to select 24 credits from the Major Coursework and 6 credits from the Culminating Experience section. 

All programs of study must be approved by the Construction Management Graduate Program Coordinator prior to the end of the second semester of graduate study.  Students must select sufficient hours of Coursework at the graduate level to earn a total of 30 credits in the program, including three credits from outside department.

UNF Conditions for the Degree:

  1. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on Academic Probation. 
  2. At least 18 hours of coursework at the 6000-level must be applied to the degree.
  3. See relevant and related graduate policies.

Construction Management Department Conditions for the Degree:

  1. All coursework must be completed with a grade of “B” or better.
  2. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained.  If the GPA falls below 3.0, academic probation will result.
  3. A student may transfer up to 12.0 of approved coursework from outside institutions. 

Thesis Option Track (30 credits total)

Prerequisites (6 credits) If no Construction Management or Engineering Degree

  • PHY2053: Algebra-Based Physics I (3 credits)
  • BCN2405: Introduction to Structures (3 credits)
Departmental Requirements

Meet with your faculty academic advisor to select 24 credits from the Construction Management Graduate Course Catalog or an approved elective from business or a STEM field, up to 6 credit hours of electives are allowed. 


The Thesis Option offers the choice of two course-tracks.

  1. 18 credit hours from the Major Requirement Options, 6 credit hours from the Elective Options, and 6 credit hours of Thesis – OR -  
  2. 24 credit hours from the Major Requirement Options and 6 credit hours of Thesis. 

Major Requirement Options (18-24 credits required)

  • BCN5XXX: Advanced Concrete Technology (3 Credits)
  • BCN5XXX: Research Methods in Construction (3 Credits)
  • BCN6595: Environmental Issues in Land Development & Construction (3 Credits)
  • BCN6728: Construction Estimating, Planning & Scheduling (3 Credits)
  • BCN6748: Construction Law (3 Credits)
  • BCN6XXX: Sustainability in Construction (3 Credits)
  • BCN6XXX: Building Information Modeling (3 Credits)
  • BCN6XXX: Production Management in Construction (3 Credits)
  • BCN6XXX: Advanced Issues in Construction Safety & Health (3 Credits)
  • BCN6XXX: Construction Labor Economics (3 Credits)
  • BCN6XXX: Constructability (3 Credits)

Elective Requirements (0-6 credits optional)


  • 6 credit hours from construction management, business, mathematics, computing, or engineering (must be 5000 level & above) if their bachelor’s degree is CM.



Elective Options

  • FIN6407: Financial Management (3 Credits)
  • MAN6002: Cornerstones of Management (3 Credits)
  • CEG6806: Ground and Site Improvement (3 Credits)
  • CES5706: Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3 Credits)
  • CGN5406: Risk Assessment (3 Credits)
  • EML5606: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (3 Credits)
  • EML6417: Solar Energy Devices (3 Credits)
  • ECO6415: Making Decisions with Data (3 Credits)
  • CEG5/6XXX:  Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
  • CES5/6XXX:  Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
  • CGN5/6XXX:  Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
  • ECO5/6XXX:  Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
  • EML5/6XXX:  Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
  • FIN5/6XXX:  Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
  • MAN5/6XXX:  Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level

Thesis (6 credits required)

  • BCN6XXX: Master’s Thesis (3 Credits)