Construction Management, M.S. | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Construction Management, M.S.

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Today’s construction professionals face a highly competitive global engineering and construction environment that requires a fundamental understanding of management, technology, and finance, as well as business and legal principles. Talented managers know how to avoid costly delays, how to maximize existing budgets, and how to control a project’s scope, among other valuable skills. Our program helps you acquire that expertise and prepares you to be a leader in the construction industry.

The program educational objectives (PEO) of the Master of Science in Construction Management are for you to learn management and leadership practices, how to apply innovative organizational, technological, planning, and financial tools to construction projects and programs, and the importance of effective communication with all construction industry players.


To gain admission to this program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited undergraduate institution. You should also have a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.00, although this requirement can be waived if you have sufficient professional experience in construction management. Related undergraduate backgrounds include engineering, mathematics, science, business, management, and the liberal arts. All candidates are expected to have sufficient background in college-level mathematics to allow for successful completion of the program. This requirement will be evaluated by a Construction Management Program Director. Students whose academic and professional backgrounds are deemed to be deficient may be required to complete additional undergraduate courses as a pre- or co-requisite to admission.

Find out more about Admission Requirements.

If you have taken courses as part of the Exec 21 Advanced Certificate Program in Executive Construction Management or the Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Construction Management, you may apply them toward the MS in Construction Management degree.

You must take a minimum of 21 credits at the School of Engineering for the Master of Science degree. You may request to transfer up to 9 credits of acceptable coursework, as determined by a Construction Management Program Director toward the Master of Science in Construction Management. You need to have taken the courses at an accredited institution and to have earned a grade of B or better in each. Pass/fail courses will not be considered for transfer unless accompanied by a detailed written evaluation by the course instructor.

All transfer credit requests must be accompanied by an official transcript from the transferring institution. Applications for transfer credits must be submitted for consideration before the end of the first semester of matriculation. Validation credits by examination cannot be used toward fulfillment of the requirements.


The program requires the completion of 30 credits, detailed in the NYU Bulletin.

Program Requirements

Sample Course Schedule

You must complete a minor concentration of study approved by a Construction Management Program Director and consisting of a minimum of 6 credits (2 courses) from courses in any single graduate academic program at NYU (i.e. courses bearing the same prefix), or any other concentrated area of study approved by a Construction Management Program Director.

Any remaining courses needed to fulfill the 30-credit requirement are at your discretion, except at least seven courses (21 credits) must be completed in the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) credit may be applied as Elective Course credit.

Note that some electives involve prerequisites that you may not have completed. You cannot register for a course for which you have not satisfied the stated prerequisites unless you have the written permission of both the course instructor and a Construction Management Program Director.

Advising forms will help you ensure you are staying on track within your program. You will need to make sure you are updating your advising forms and communicating with your academic advisor regularly so that your advisor can verify the information on this form for graduation.

MS in Construction Management Advisement Worksheet