Graduate Programs in Construction Management

Construction Management graduates on a job site

Earn a Graduate certificate or Master’s in Construction Management

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities for construction managers are projected to grow 8% by 2031. Growth in this profession requires knowledge of management procedures, risk and liability management, efficient selection of equipment and on-the-job practices, in addition to direct experience.

A construction manager may use their skills in capacities such as:

  • Managing personnel on a construction site
  • Consulting with clients or construction firms on sustainable building practices
  • Overseeing a building’s facilities or maintenance team
  • Providing administrative management of a construction project

How do you become a construction manager?

Employers increasingly prefer construction managers to have on-the-job construction experience in addition to specialized training in a construction management-related field. Professionals with an advanced degree in construction management work in a variety of related careers in construction, facilities and engineering.

Construction management career paths - Construction Manager, Construction Superintendent, Facilities Manager, Site Engineer, Building Surveyor, Sustainability Consultant

What construction management programs are offered through KU?

KU offers two forms of graduate-level programs in construction management. The Master of Construction Management degree is designed for working construction industry professionals. The program allows students to learn up-to-date practical techniques they can immediately use on the job.

The graduate certificate in construction management is designed for working construction industry professionals who want to earn a credential without a full degree program, as well as current graduate students seeking to specialize their knowledge.

Courses for both programs are offered in a hybrid format.

  • Construction Management Master's Degree
  • Construction Management Graduate Certificate


William Kirkham
  • Program Director and Professor of Practice

How is the program structured?

The graduate certificate in construction management consists of 12 hours of core courses. The Master of Construction Management consists of 18 hours of core courses and 12 hours of elective courses. Please refer to the program guide for the program of your choice for full curriculum information.

Software Used in the Program

- On-Screen Takeoff

- Bluebeam Revu

- Building Information Modeling (BIM, e.g. Autodesk Revit)

- Microsoft Project

- Procore Project Management Software

- Student access to other software also available

Master of Construction Management course breakdown 30 credit hours - 12 hours of elective courses, 18 hours of core coursesGraduate Certificate in Construction Management course breakdown - 12 hours of required courses
Why a KU graduate program?


  • Hybrid course formats to work with your busy schedule
  • Designed with working professionals in mind


  • Credentialed, experienced faculty
  • Globally recognized academics
  • Outstanding history of departmental research


  • Learn it today, use it tomorrow
  • Skills to advance your career
  • Courses cover up-to-date industry best practices

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Application deadlines are flexible. Apply a minimum of two weeks prior to semester start date.