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Construction Project Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , VA,
Construction project management is the branch of civil engineering tasked with transforming engineering design into reality, whether that design is for a 40km long underwater tunnel crossing, a 500m high dam, a 300km long high-speed railway line, a 100-storey office building, or an offshore wind farm.  


Construction engineers are the masters of the construction process, managing safe, cost-effective, and on-time project delivery.  Construction engineers may collaborate with designers to evaluate constructability, or they may be given latitude to design an entire facility to meet performance criteria.  And they are almost always responsible for design of associated temporary structures.  They bid for projects, then work to deadlines subject to cost controls, while dealing with the challenges of unanticipated site conditions.  They interact with owners, engineers, laborers, politicians, and financial institutions.

The construction project management concentration builds on undergraduate civil engineering education to prepare students for advanced construction engineering practice, or for further academic studies leading ultimately to the Ph.D.  Students with related undergraduate degrees, for example, in other branches of engineering or in the related physical sciences, may be admitted with a requirement to complete civil engineering undergraduate articulation courses before beginning coursework creditable toward the M.S.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Administration
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Legal Aspects of the Construction Process
  • Design for Constructability
  • Construction Cost Estimating

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Below are the university criteria for admission:

  • To be eligible an applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. You must have earned or will earn* a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a nationally recognized non-US institution. *Applications may be submitted during the final year of undergraduate study. Acceptance is contingent on award of a baccalaureate degree before matriculation to a graduate or professional program at Mason.
  • You must have earned a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale or better in your baccalaureate study. The GPA requirement can be higher for individual graduate programs.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    24170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24170 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    10232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10232 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fairfax

  • 1330 - 2300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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