"I’ve worked alongside many Wentworth graduates in my career. They all have a solid understanding of construction industry principles and the ability to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. I decided that if I was going back to school then it should be at a place where I could gain the same knowledge and education as those colleagues that have demonstrated abilities."
Brian Cavanaugh, MSCM Student
"One aspect of our program that is very beneficial to students is the ability to participate in group projects, which not only helps to build personal friendships, but also provides ample opportunities for professional networking amongst their peers."
Ilyas Bhatti, CPCE faculty member
Master of Science
The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) at Wentworth Institute of Technology is designed to educate students in fundamental post-graduate management principles. Students will gain a strong understanding of construction and business management concepts, from pre-design through construction closeout.
Graduates of the MSCM program will be prepared to assume leadership positions across the construction industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction managers' median annual salary in Massachusetts was approximately $101,250 in 2012, and nationally the occupation is projected to grow at a faster than average rate of 16% through 2020.
The MSCM program is designed for working professionals, with online and on-campus delivery format options that allow students to complete the degree in less than two years while still being able to work full-time and fulfill their personal responsibilities.
A key feature of the program is the opportunity to build strong professional relationships. Our instructors are proven leaders in the field and many of them work full-time in the construction industry. Our students also work in construction and related industries, creating an ideal learning environment in which students learn from both their instructor and their peers.
- Complete the Application online
- A current resume
- Statement of Purpose
- Official transcript(s) from any college(s) you have attended
- Two (2) professional recommendations
- $50 application fee
To be eligible for consideration for the Master of Science in Construction Management applicants must:
Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. An undergraduate degree from an ACCE accredited program in construction management is a plus.
Candidates must also demonstrate competencies in three (3) areas; construction estimating, construction scheduling, and management. Competencies can be demonstrated either through prior class work, testing, architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) employment, and/or documented work experience in the field. Qualifications and competencies are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Competencies can also be acquired through our Managing Construction Projects (TCMC) professional certificate.
- MGMT800: Business Relations & HR Management (3)
- CONM810: Executive Management for CM (3)
- MGMT810: Business Finance & Investment (3)
- MGMT830: Economics & International Business (3)
- MGMT820: Business Operations & Process Management (3)
- CONM860: Modern Construction Delivery Methods (3)
- CONM840: Construction Law for CM (3)
- CONM830: Real Estate for CM (3)
- CM Elective (3)
- CONM890: Capstone Research in CM (3)
Degree Total: 30 credits
Semester Three (Thesis Option Only)
- CONM990: Construction Management Thesis (6)
Degree Total: 36 credits (thesis option)
Possible Elective Courses: International Business, Research Methods, Conflict Resolution & Negotiation, Public Sector Construction, a MS Facility Management Course, or a MS Technology Management Course