Top Schools for Construction Management, Carpentry & Inspection Programs

Find out which top schools offer programs in construction management, carpentry and inspection. Read about the degree options at three of the schools, and find a list of other universities in the U.S. that offer programs for carpenters, construction managers and inspectors.

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Formal education programs in carpentry, construction management and inspection can teach students how to build safe structures, oversee building projects and make sure that building codes and regulations are followed. The three universities featured below offer undergraduate programs in construction-related areas; students at the University of Oklahoma and Virginia Polytechnic Institute can pursue graduate degrees in civil engineering and construction science, among other technical fields of study.

1. Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA

School Highlight: Sophomores and juniors can take part in a mentorship program in order to provide a real-world perspective on their coursework.

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction at the Virginia Tech (officially called Virginia Polytechnic Institute) offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Building Construction or Construction Engineering and Management. At the graduate level, students can earn a Master of Science (M.S.) in Building Construction Science and Management or Civil Engineering (MSCE). They also offer a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering Construction and one in Environmental Design and Planning.

2. University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK

School Highlight: The Haskell and Irene Lemon Division of Construction Science focuses on collaborative learning and innovative teaching.

The College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma (OU) offers a B.S. in Construction Science that has been accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE). This competitive program takes only 35 students each year. Graduate students can pursue an M.S. in Construction Management. Programs are designed to prepare students for work in construction management and integrated design. In the undergraduate program, students take classes in residential and large-scale civil construction, construction drawing and economics, surveying and project planning.

3. Brigham Young University - Provo in UT

School Highlight: BYU's program combines theory-based instruction and hands-on learning.

Brigham Young University in Provo (BYU) includes the Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, through which students can earn a B.S. in Construction Management. Program emphasis is on business management, engineering, architecture and construction technologies. Qualified graduates will be happy to know that the program has a nearly 100% placement rate in the industry.

Top Construction Management, Carpentry and Inspection Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Arizona State University The School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment emphasizes the creation of environmentally sound infrastructures and offers a program in construction engineering Tempe, AZ
Auburn University McWhorter School of Building Science is the second-oldest construction program in the country Auburn, AL
Louisiana State University Over the last 15 years, graduates of the Construction Management program in the College of Engineering have enjoyed a nearly 100% job placement rate Baton Rouge, LA
Milwaukee School of Engineering Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department offers a B.S. in Architectural Engineering, Construction Management or Civil Engineering Milwaukee, WI
Northern Arizona University Offers an M.A. in Construction Management or Project Management Flagstaff, AZ
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Member of the Associated Schools of Construction; undergraduate construction management program is accredited by the ACCE Las Vegas, NV
University of Washington Five-year, dual-degree program in the Department of Construction Management leads to a B.S. in Construction Management and a B.A. in Architectural Studies Seattle, WA

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