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Top Construction Management Schools in the United States

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Students who are looking for construction management programs may find them at many schools across the country which are highly rated. Programs can be commonly found at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels, and students may consider many options when choosing a program.

Construction management training is available through certificate programs as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Three notable construction management schools in the United States are Clemson University in South Carolina, Drexel University, and the University of Washington - Seattle. All three schools offer bachelor's degree programs that are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. Additionally, all three were highly rated by U.S. News & World Report.

Clemson University in South Carolina

School Highlight: Clemson University ranked 23rd in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list of top public schools.

Clemson's College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities contains a department specifically devoted to construction science and management. Individuals can earn a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, or graduate certificate in construction science and management. The master's degree program has received recognition and promotion from both the National Center for Construction Education and Research and the Associated General Contractors of America.

University of Washington - Seattle

School Highlight: The Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research and Education affiliated with the school offers labs and classrooms for research projects, student, and industry use.

One of the top public research institutions in the United States, University of Washington - Seattle was ranked as 2017's 16th-best public school by U.S. News & World Report. The university boasts three campuses and 17 professional schools and colleges, one of which is the College of Built Environments.

Through this college, which houses the Construction Management Department, interested individuals can pursue a construction management graduate certificate, bachelor's degree, or master's degree. The school also offers a combined Bachelor of Science in Construction Management/Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies. Also offered is a PhD in the Built Environment. The department maintains an active relationship with the local industry through its Construction Industry Advisory Council, which helps place students in internships.

Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA

School Highlight: Degrees include a BS and MS in Construction Management; a professional certificate in construction management is also available.

Drexel University was ranked as the 14th most innovative school on U.S. News & World Report's 2016 list. The bachelors program's core curriculum includes courses in mathematics, chemistry, and architecture. A concentration in real estate is available and requires 18 credits to complete. The master's program offers concentrations in real estate, construction project management, and sustainability and green construction.

Top Construction Management Schools

Construction management programs can also be found at the following top-rated schools:

College/University Name Location Distinction
Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN 96.9% of the 2016 Building Construction Management graduates received job placement
University of Denver Denver, CO The Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management includes a Visiting Scholar and Visiting Industry Expert Series.
University of Florida Gainesville, FL The construction management degree offered by the College of Design, Construction, and Planning (DCP) is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.
University of Kansas Lawrence, KS The Master of Construction Management (MCM) allows for 12 hours of electives and the completion of a 3-credit master's project.
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL Studies for the construction management bachelor's include access to a construction lab, a materials lab, concrete testing, and surveying activities.

When considering a construction management school's options, students may consider program concentrations, accreditation, access to labs, and internship opportunities.

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