Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management

The master's degree program in the School of Building Construction focuses on management-based education for industry professionals seeking executive leadership positions in the industry. Our graduate training offers a holistic approach to business processes, integrating coursework, seminars, and hands-on learning to equip today's industry professionals with the resources they need to excel in their professional careers. The graduate program consists of two concentrations:

  1. Building Construction
  2. Facility Management

The Building Construction concentration offers two tracks of study in construction management and program management.

Students can complete either a thesis or non-thesis option for the degree.

Students in the program come from a variety of backgrounds, often with experience in facility management, construction, architecture, engineering, city planning, management, or business. The program is tailored to meet the needs of professionals by offering evening classes, giving students the flexibility of continuing to work while taking courses.

Thesis Option

Core Courses
BC 6650Advanced Project Management3
BC 6550Design and Construction Processes for Integrated Services3
BC 6250Value Management for Integrated Facility Design and Construction3
BC 6300Safety and Environmental Issues3
BC 6685Leadership and Communications in Design and Construction3
Approved Electives 16
BC 7100Quantitative Methods for Construction Research3
Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30
1

Thesis students should not declare a concentration. Approved electives may be taken from Approved Elective list or from the concentration lists

Non-Thesis Option

Core Courses
BC 6650Advanced Project Management3
BC 6550Design and Construction Processes for Integrated Services3
BC 6250Value Management for Integrated Facility Design and Construction3
BC 6300Safety and Environmental Issues3
BC 6685Leadership and Communications in Design and Construction3
Concentration Courses 112
Approved Elective 23
Total Credit Hours30
1

See concentration course lists below

2

See Approved electives list below

Program & Facility Management Concentration
BC 6185Introduction to Construction Program Management3
BC 6485Management of Preconstruction Phase as Owner3
BC 6200Maintenance Management of Built Assets3
BC 6100Professional Trends in Facility Management3
Technology Concentration
BC 6050Building Information Modeling for Multi-disciplinary Integration3
BC 6005Technology Applications in the Construction Industry3
BC 8803Digital Twins for the Built Environment
BC 8803Construction 4.0
Approved Electives
Residential Design and Construction
Real Estate Policy, Trends, Ethics
Facilities Management Financial Analysis
Real Estate Development Law
Design and Construction Law
Community Design and Development
The Evolution of a Deal
Quantitative Methods for Construction Research
Advanced Planning and Estimating Methods
CEE 8813
Construction Industry Best Practices