"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. Learn more about construction careers, opportunities and what our alumni are doing after they graduate in our Construction Careers and Opportunities brochure. MSCM graduation rates, graduate salary range and cohort sizes can be found in our Student Achievement document.
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.
The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), one of four construction management programs so recognized nationally.
- 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.
- MGMT7000: Business Relations & HR Management (3)
- CONM7000: Executive Management for CM (3)
- MGMT7050: Business Finance & Investment (3)
- MGMT7300: Economics & International Business (3)
- MGMT7150: Business Operations & Process Management (3)
- CONM7100: Modern Construction Delivery Methods (3)
- CONM7200: Construction Law for CM (3)
- CONM7300: Real Estate for CM (3)
- CM Elective (3)
- CONM8000: Capstone Research in CM (3)
Degree Total: 30 credits
Semester Three (Thesis Option Only)
- CONM8900: 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
Mission, Goals, and Outcomes and Student ResourcesMission
The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) at Wentworth Institute of Technology College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is a program of study for construction professionals. The program is designed to educate students in foundational post graduate management principles combined with relevant construction education and experience in topics that are specific to preparing and advancing professionals’ skills in administrative and executive leadership positions in design and construction companies and related disciplines. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available which allow for a variety of employment or educational opportunities including but not limited to working for general contractors, real-estate developers, sub-contractors, construction management and architectural/engineering firms, as well as advanced education and teaching options.
- Prepare students with analytical reasoning skills for decision making, for advanced management and leadership positions, to pursue advanced educational opportunities, and develop metacognitive and life-long learning skills.
- Expose students to subject matter and industry experts and the latest technological and managerial/leadership advancements and their effects on the Construction Industry.
- Prepare and develop students from related disciplines to advance into the field of Construction Management.
As MSCM students seek out advanced managerial and leadership positions in construction related careers, graduates will be able to:
- Critical thinking and creativity – MSCM students analyze and integrate information to conduct critical, reasoned arguments.
- Problem solving and decision making - MSCM students design, evaluate, and implement strategies using advanced construction management concepts and practices.
- Effective and professional oral and written communications - MSCM students produce effective and professional communication in written and oral formats.
- Use of information and communication technology - MSCM students put into practice computer systems, productivity tools, software, and other information and communication technology.
- Principles of leadership in business and management - MSCM students apply practical management decision-making tools and techniques and leadership best practices.
- Current issues in construction - MSCM students demonstrate knowledge from industry experiences and keep up-to-date on developments, best practices, as well as tools and techniques in the field.
- Complex project decision making and associated risk management - MSCM students recognize, weigh, and analyze risks associated with complex construction projects.
- Professional ethics including application to situations and choices - MSCM students identify ethical dilemmas in construction and apply practical skills to ethical situations.
- Advanced construction management practices - MSCM students demonstrate knowledge of contemporary construction industry methods and construction management principles and practices.
- Research methods - MSCM students recognize and conduct valid, data-supported, and appropriate research in construction management.
- Access to free software as Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) student
- Autodesk Free Student Software
- Wentworth Institute of Technology Library Construction Management Guides
- Construction Management Web Pages
- Associations and Trade Groups