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Online Master of Science in Construction Management

Academic Experience

The online UW Master of Science in Construction Management is designed for professionals seeking to enter or advance in the construction field. The program teaches the advanced skills required to plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects of all sizes from start to finish.

If you have an undergraduate degree in engineering, you might consider the online Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering program, which also focuses on the heavy construction industry.


The degree features a unique multidisciplinary curriculum. Courses combine construction knowledge and skills with management techniques and cover a wide range of topics.

  • Marine construction
  • Cost estimating
  • Utility construction
  • Construction law
  • Pavement construction
  • Cost analysis

You will also learn about the latest advances in the field, including modern technologies, environmental and energy concerns, and legal issues. See the Courses page for more details.

Program Format

The degree consists of 14 courses worth a total of 42 credits. All courses are delivered 100% online.

The program is very flexible — you can start any quarter and determine your own course load. The program can be completed in one year as a full time student; most will earn the degree in two to three years, depending on how many courses they take per quarter.

Once you have enrolled in your first course, you have five years to finish the program, whether your status at the time of enrollment is matriculated student or graduate nonmatriculated (GNM) student.