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Degree Title

Master of Science

Apply by:

April 05

To begin:

May 10

Overview

The Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure, and Sustainability at FIU is the prime resource for construction management education, training and technology development in the United States. Skilled construction managers who plan, coordinate, budget and supervise construction projects from early development to completion are in demand. The field is expected to grow 10 percent to 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Part of FIU's College of Engineering and Computing, the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure, and Sustainability boasts the largest construction management graduate program in Florida. The Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure, and Sustainability at FIU is committed to being the preeminent center for the advancement and dissemination of construction knowledge. The school fulfills 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.

  • Why Apply?

    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.

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

    Our school has achieved an extraordinary growth in research in the last 10 years. The faculty has submitted proposals to a broad spectrum of funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, the Building Construction Industry Advisory Committee, the State of Florida Department of Education, the Center For Indoor Air Research, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Florida High Technology and Industry Council, the Florida Department of Transportation, and the US Air Force.

  • Courses

    Program Requirements: (30-36 semester hours total)

    Students require 30-36 credits depending on their undergraduate degree.

    1. Construction Management: 30 credits
    2. Engineering/Architecture: 33 credits
    3. Other disciplines: 36 credits, 3 pre-requisites also required:
      1. BCN 1272 – Plans Interpretation (Blueprint Reading)
      2. BCN 2210 – Construction Materials
      3. BCN 3727 – Construction Sitework and Equipment

     

    Construction Management Short Courses

    This short, self-paced course substitutes the pre-requisite requirements for admission to the MSCM program for applicants without an undergraduate degree in construction, engineering, or architecture.

     

    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 longer residence for the master’s degree, as they will be required to take specified basic courses.

    Students seeking to obtain a Master of Science degree in Construction Management have a choice of either a thesis or non-thesis option. The 36 semester hour thesis option consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework and up to 6 semester hours of thesis. The non-thesis option consists of 36 semester hours of coursework and may include up to 6 semester hours of independent studies.

    Foundation Courses and Frequently Offered Electives

    BCN 5585       Sustainable Construction

    BCN 5645       Construction Economic Analysis

    BCN 5728       Principles of Construction Scheduling

    BCN 5618       Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

    BCN 5716       Productivity in Construction

    BCN 5755       Construction Financial Management

    BCN 5774       Topics in International Construction

    BCN 5738       Construction Safety Management

    BCN 5626       Construction Cost Analysis & Control

    BCN 6916       Development in Construction Technology

    BCN 5784       Construction Information Systems

    BCN 6642       Value Engineering

    BCN 5772       Management of Construction Organizations

    BCN 6775       Decision & Risk Analysis in Construction

    BCN 5741       Construction Claims

  • Requirements

    Admissions Requirements

    The following must be submitted:

    • Online master's programs  application. Be sure to select Master in Construction Management with concentration in Construction Management Online.
    • Official transcripts -- All applicants must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes directly from the respective institutions. A four-year bachelor degree from an accredited institution as well as a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required.
    • Proof of Degree -- Submit official proof of degree: a notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcripts.
    • GRE Test Scores -- Not mandatory .
    • An essay describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing a master's degree at FIU.
    • Résumé -- Current and detailed.

    Only those applicants who have submitted complete application packets will be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admissions.

    Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to:

    FIU Online
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street, MANGO 540
    Miami, FL 33199

    International Students

    • Proof of English Language Proficiency. If you earned a bachelor degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by earning a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL required minimum score: 550 (paper-based exam) or 80 (internet-based). IELTS required minimum score: 6.5. When requesting official scores, please refer to FIU Institution code 5206. TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years. View list of   TOEFL/IELTS-exempt countries.

    • Official Transcripts Translation. If official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested for translation by an official translation agency. Both the official translation, as well as the original transcripts, must be submitted to FIU.

    • Certified Copy of Diploma  if you obtained your degree at a foreign institution.

    Note to international students: I-20s or F-1 transfers will not be issued since it is an online program.

    Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to:

    FIU Online
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street, MANGO 540
    Miami, FL 33199

  • Tuition

    Pursuing your graduate degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support to help you reach your goals.

    The total cost of the online MS in Construction Management is $20,681.64 for Florida residents and $25,200 for non-Florida residents. Students pay for courses at the beginning of each semester. All fees are subject to change.


    Academic Works

    FIU offers Academic Works, a website that matches students with relevant scholarship opportunities.  Find the one that’s right for you!  Academic Works is an online scholarship application tool where FIU students can browse and apply for more than 100 scholarships, made possible by the generosity of FIU alumni and friends.  Students can apply after they are matriculated into one of our programs.  For more information visit https://give.fiu.edu/business-governance/scholarships/.


    Other Resources

    There are other third party resources that prospective students can access while researching on how to pay for school.  Below are various links that provide more information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities:


    Federal Financial Aid

    For information on Federal Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please visit our financial aid page.

  • Top Faculty

    Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized scholars, exercising leadership roles in professional associations/organizations and editing some of leading journals in their fields.
  • View our Info Session

    Learn more about the details of our program by listening in to our information session.

fiuonline.fiu.edu

$20,681.64 Resident Tuition Cost + University Fees (Subject to change - based on credits)

fiuonline.fiu.edu

$25,200.00 Non-Resident Tuition Cost (Subject to change - based on credits)

Highlights

  • Top 25 (#14) Best Online Master’s Programs in Construction Management, BestMastersDegree.Org, 2021

  • #11 Best Online Master’s Programs in Construction Management Among Public Schools, BestMastersDegree.Org, 2021

  • Flexible Program

  • 30-36 Credits Required

  • No GRE Requirement

  • Program can be completed fully online, in just one year

  • This program grants you access to Career Engage and associated scholarships.

  • #2 Best Construction School in Florida, Construction-Colleges.com, 2018

  • #9 Construction School in The South, Construction-Colleges.com, 2018

  • #34 Construction School in USA, Construction-Colleges.com, 2018

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