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Construction Management, M.S.CM

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA, | Online
The Construction Management (CM) graduate program from Louisiana State University is designed to blend engineering, business, and construction management concepts together to produce a professional graduate who can manage complex construction processes effectively and efficiently.


The Construction Management graduate students from Louisiana State University will have an in-depth education in state of the art construction specializations including, sustainable construction, hazard management construction, building information modeling, decision-making, and advanced productivity. There are four focused research areas: Advanced Materials & Sustainability, Building Science for Disaster-Resistant Communities, Built Environment Informatics, and Capital Facility Management.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Research methods
  • Decision Making tools for CM
  • Project Delivery
  • Advanced Productivity  
  • Construction Scheduling and Diagnostics
  • Advanced Sustainable Construction
  • Environmental  Life cycle assessment 
  • Construction Dispute resolution 
  • Soils in CM 
  • Concrete Materials
  • Building Information Modeling 
  • Lean Construction
  • Natural Hazard Resistant Construction 
  • Concrete Materials in Construction
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                          Detailed Programme Facts

                          • Programme intensity Full-time
                            • Full-time duration 24 months
                          • Credits
                            36 alternative credits
                          • Languages
                            • English
                          • Delivery mode
                            On Campus, Online

                          English Language Requirements

                          You only need to take one of these language tests:

                          • Minimum required score:


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                          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).

                          Admission Requirements:

                          All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

                          • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
                          • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores.
                          • Demonstrated English proficiency.
                          • A copy of the name page of your passport.
                          • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas).
                          • Draft and Gather Additional Application Materials: statement of purpose, curriculum vitae.

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International

                            28500 USD/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                          • National

                            28308 USD/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 28308 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                          • In-State

                            11393 USD/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 11393 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                          Living costs for Baton Rouge

                          • 900 - 1400 USD/month
                            Living Costs

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