Construction Management

Building on the resources of an ACCE-accredited undergraduate Construction Management program as well as extensive interaction with the construction industry’s most vibrant companies, the program offers 30 credits of coursework that can be completed in as little as one year for qualified students. The program is results-oriented, emphasizing the development of strong student competencies in financial and planning expertise for complex construction projects; optimizing change in the global marketplace; managing interdisciplinary teams; and research and problem-solving skills appropriate for executive level construction management responsibilities.

Master of Science in Construction Management

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Designed for current undergraduates or working professionals with degrees in architecture, construction management, engineering, business, or related areas, the M.S. Construction Management program can be completed full-time or part-time, on campus or online. Campus-based courses will be broadcast live online, allowing for synchronous online learning and participation, and recorded for later viewing for students pursuing asynchronous online study. An optional thesis is available for students who wish to complete research as part of the degree. 

Students without an undergraduate degree in Construction Management may be required to take CNST 500 as a foundations course. This course will be offered in the Summer II session each year.

Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Construction Management

(30-33 credits)

CNST 500 Fundamentals of Construction Management (For students without a CM undergraduate degree)

CNST 510 Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Construction Management

CNST 530 Construction Business Management Development 

CNST 540 Sustainable Construction 

CNST 545 Construction Organizational Control and Logistics 

CNST 590 Research Methods 

CNST 595 Master's Thesis Research (Thesis Students Only) 

CNST electives (6 credits)

ARCH electives (6 credits)

BUS elective (3 credits)

Admission Requirements

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Applications to the program are due by April 1st for priority consideration for the fall semester. Sudents interested in the 4+1 option should be current students with a major or minor in the School of Engineering or have completed (or completing) an undergraduate construction management degree.

To apply, applicants must submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admission:

  1. Completed application form and $50 application fee. An application fee is not required for RWU students. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission for your fee waiver code. 
  2. Letter of Intent (no more than two double-spaced pages) describing your interest in the Construction Management program, career goals, and how you can positively contribute to the graduate program at Roger Williams University.
  3. Two(2) letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school.
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions where undergraduate credit was earned. The Office of Graduate Admission will obtain transcripts on behalf of RWU students. Transcripts from other institutions must be official and sealed from the issuing institution and mailed or delivered to the Office of Graduate Admission. Electronic transcripts are acceptable from institutions who participate in an official electronic transcript exchange (i.e. Parchment).
  5. resume is strongly recommended from students who possess work experience.

It is recommended that students present at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA in order to be considered for admission. Each application will be reviewed using a portfolio approach - all parts of the application will be considered, inclusive of grades and trend of grades, letters of recommendation, the letter of intent, and other information that candidates for admission may wish to submit. Students without a demonstrated background in construction management or a related field may also be required to take a leveling course and exam at the discretion of the program director.

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Bill Tracey, RWU Class of 2000 Construction Management

With an alumni base that’s constantly growing throughout the state, country and around the world, it’s easy to get and stay connected. Bill Tracey, a Construction Management alumnus and President of Trac Builders in Providence, knows the importance of these connections.

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