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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management, MS

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Program Description 

Kennesaw State University’s Construction Management Department began offering the Master’s in Construction Management (M.S.) degree in 1995.
This program is a part of the College of Architecture and Construction Management   .


The Master’s in Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE).


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Admission, Enrollment and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements  

The following are requirements beyond the general Admissions  requirements:

Admission to the Master of Science with a major in Construction Management is open to persons holding the Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Construction Technology, Architecture, Management or a related degree from an accredited college or university. Preference in admission will be given to applicants having professional experience in a construction work environment. The admission procedure is competitive in that students will be admitted only if academic accomplishments and work experience demonstrate that they can successfully complete the program.

Applicants must supply all of the following to the Office of Graduate Admissions in order to be considered for admission:

Admission Materials:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Application Letter (Can be uploaded into the online application) - Should state your interest and goals for the MS and the potential use of the degree.
  • Resume - (Can be uploaded into the online application)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3) (Can be sent electronically through the online application) - completed by supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues, one of which must be from the current supervisor. 

*Additional requirements for international students (applying from outside the United States) 

Transfer Credit 

No credit from outside institutions is accepted for this degree program. 

Graduation Requirements

Each candidate must petition to graduate online. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies: 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  

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Program Course Requirements

Construction Degree Option (20 Credit Hours)

Select one of the options listed below.

Elective Option

Select five construction elective courses (four credits each), up to two of which may be approved courses from another graduate department.

Thesis Option

Project Option

Select five 4-hour construction elective courses at the 6000 level.  Up to 3 of these courses may be replaced by project courses, CM 7701-CM 7703 A grade of “C” or better is required for each course applied to the degree program

In all graduate programs, a minimum of a 3.00 G.P.A. is required. No grades below ‘C’ may be applied to a graduate program’s requirements, and a maximum of 2 ‘C’ grades at the level of 6000 or above may be applied to a graduate program’s requirements.

A cumulative 3.00 grade point average is required in all courses that apply to the degree.

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)

Foundation Requirements

In addition to the 36 required hours for the Masters degree, students may be required to demonstrate competency in the following:

  • English Communication Skills (TCOM 2010)
  • Construction Graphics (CM 2000)
  • Residential and Light Construction Methods (CM 3110)
  • Structural Systems (CM 5030)
  • Computer Applications in Construction (CM 3000)
  • Construction Scheduling (CM 4510)
  • Construction Quantity Surveying (CM 3410)
  • Construction Finance and Feasibility (CM 3620)

Courses (undergraduate or baccalaureate) taken to show competency in these areas will not count toward the 36 hours required for the Graduate degree. Competency can be shown by:

  • Successfully completing coursework
  • Successfully completing competency testing developed by the Program

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