The Moss Department of Construction Management at Florida International University is committed to being the preeminent centre for the advancement and dissemination of construction knowledge. The school fulfils its mission by imparting knowledge of the construction management process through expansion, excellent teaching, promoting public and university service, discovering new knowledge and solving problems through research, and fostering creativity.

The Master’s degree is rapidly becoming the entry-level requirement for middle and upper-level managerial positions in the construction industry. The primary goal of this program is to provide the knowledge and advanced skills essential for success in these positions. The program is flexible enough to accommodate graduates from other disciplines who may lack a part of the undergraduate background in construction management.

Since Fall 2004, we have also been offering online graduate courses that may lead to a Master of Science degree in Construction Management. Two to three courses will be offered each semester, with each course counting as 3 credit hours. Students have the option of earning their graduate degree by either taking all courses on-line or taking a combination of online and face-to-face courses.

Prospective students who hold four-year undergraduate degrees in Construction Management or its equivalent in related fields may normally complete the Master’s degree in one academic year as full-time students. Equivalent in related fields should include studies in construction drawings, construction materials and methods, construction accounting and finance, economic planning, structures, site work, legal aspects of construction, cost estimating, construction scheduling and business management/finance. Students with deficiencies in these fields may need a longer residence for the master’s degree, as they will be required to take specified basic courses.

We’re the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability at Florida International University – committed to being the preeminent centre for the advancement and spread of construction knowledge. With faculty involved in funded research projects, we boast the largest construction management graduate program in Florida.

Our Master of Science in Construction Management degree is offered in two different formats. The program is flexible enough to accommodate graduates from other disciplines who may lack an undergraduate background in construction management.

 

Choose the option that’s right for you

Master of Science in Construction Management

Offered at the FIU Engineering Center, the courses and timing of this program are flexible. Courses are typically offered weeknights and can be taken on a full time or part-time basis. Both a thesis and non-thesis option are available.

Online Master of Science in Construction Management

This fully online program can be completed from the comfort of your own home or favourite coffee shop. Taught by the same leading faculty as the regular program, and with the same course requirements, this program is ideal for travelling or long-distance professionals.  Two to three online courses will be offered each semester.

The admission and degree requirements are exactly the same for on-campus and online MSCM programs. 

Doctoral Degree

Students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree should apply for a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and indicate their interest towards Construction Engineering and Management in their application.

MSCM: Application and Requirements

Please refer to the catalog for details about admission and coursework requirements. A summary of requirements based on students’ undergraduate degree is given below.

  • Admission requirements
    • GPA > 3.0 in upper division courses
    • Resume
    • Statement of Purpose (optional)
    • Letter of Recommendations (optional)
    • TOEFL (required for international students)
  • Coursework requirements
    • 33 credit hours in total
    • at least 9 credits hours of from foundation courses
  • Admission requirements
    • GPA > 3.0 in upper division courses
    • Resume
    • Statement of Purpose (optional)
    • Letter of Recommendations (optional)
    • TOEFL (required for international students)
  • Coursework requirements
    • 30 credit hours in total
    • Foundation courses not allowed
  • Admission requirements
    • Pre-requisite courses (we highly recommend the applicants to apply and let us evaluate the credentials before taking the pre-requisite courses)
    • GPA > 3.0 in upper division courses
    • Resume
    • Statement of Purpose (optional)
    • Letter of Recommendations (optional)
    • TOEFL (required for international students)
  • Coursework requirements
    • 36 credit hours in total
    • at least 12 credits hours of from foundation courses