M.Sc. On Campus

Construction Administration

Columbia University

18 months
2428 USD/credit 58272 USD/year
2428 USD/credit 58272 USD/year
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There has never been a greater need—or opportunity—for leaders in the burgeoning field of construction management. Columbia University’s Master of Science in Construction Administration program prepares graduates for a variety of careers at the forefront of construction and project leadership.


Columbia University’s Master of Science in Construction Administration prepares construction professionals and those in related fields to tackle, lead, and shape our built environment. For the full-time option, students take courses on Columbia’s New York City campus. The program takes 3-4 terms to complete and allows for either fall or spring entry.

In This Master’s Program, You Will…

  • Prepare to take a leading role in shaping our built environment at a critical time, as the process of building is rapidly evolving.
  • Develop the cross-disciplinary expertise necessary to master new building processes such as the use of 3D bit models.
  • Gain access to key industry leaders, events, and connections, as well as the full range of Columbia University resources.
  • Join an unparalleled network of program alumni who touch every major construction project in New York City.
  • Learn effective project management, including hard skills and soft skills.
  • Apply critical thought processes that will allow you to lead large teams and complex construction projects in a dynamic, ever-changing environment.
  • Help shape a legacy in the built environment of the cities and countries in which you live.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finance and Accounting in the Construction Industry
  • Estimating Project Costs 
  • Project and Construction Management 
  • Safety in the Construction Industry 
  • Legal Issues in Building Construction 
  • Construction Administration Capstone Project 
  • Core Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $95 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Your résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose (two parts, each part no more than 500 words)
  • Optional: Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Video Essay
  • An admissions interview may be required
  • Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency
  • International students must fulfill visa requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    58272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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