Several schools offer graduate degrees specifically in construction management, while others include relevant training within civil engineering programs. Let's discuss three schools that have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as some of the best schools to offer graduate level civil engineering programs. Both master's and doctoral degree programs are available.
Stanford University in California
Stanford University tied for 4th among grad schools offering civil engineering programs in 2017, per U.S. News & World Report. Stanford's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Ph.D. programs in three construction course tracks, including construction engineering and management, design-construction integration, and sustainable design and construction. The Master of Engineering program requires a research thesis and an additional 45 course units beyond the Master of Science curriculum, while the doctoral program requires another 45 units beyond the Master of Engineering program.
Texas A&M University
In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas A&M University as tied for #12 among the best graduate programs in civil engineering. The school offers a Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering, with a concentration in construction engineering and management. Students may also choose to specialize in infrastructure management and security, which is the study of large-scale infrastructure systems, such as waste management, communications, transportation, and public facilities.
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, was tied for 4th among graduate schools offering civil engineering programs in 2017, per U.S. News & World Report. At Georgia Tech, students can learn about construction management by earning a master's or doctoral degree in construction and infrastructure systems engineering. These programs cover both the technical and managerial aspects of the field, allowing students to work on engineering projects related to topics such as construction information technology, systems modeling, and knowledge management for decision-support systems.
Top Construction Management Schools
Let's look at more schools with strong graduate programs offering education in fields related to construction management.
|Arizona State University||Students in the Master of Science or Ph.D. program without sufficient previous coursework in the field may be assigned additional classes||Tempe, AZ|
|Michigan State University||Hosts the Housing Education and Research Center (HERC)||East Lansing, MI|
|Purdue University||Offers the Master of Science in Building Construction Management program online||West Lafayette, IN|
|University of California - Berkeley||Ranked #1 best graduate program in civil engineering in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report||Berkeley, CA|
|University of Florida||Home to ten centers, five institutes, and four programs focused on design, construction, and planning||Gainesville, FL|
|University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign||Tied for 2nd among grad schools offering civil engineering programs in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report||Urbana, IL|
|University of Texas at Austin||Hosts the Center for Construction Industry Studies||Austin, TX|
|University of Washington - Seattle||Hosts the Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research and Education (PNCCRE)||Seattle, WA|
Aspiring construction managers can find relevant educational opportunities through graduate level engineering programs at top-ranked schools around the country.