M.S. Construction Management

Are you looking to refine your construction management skills in sustainable construction, project planning, risk management and hazard management?
Degree Type Master of Science
Careers and Salary Graduate Degree Outcomes
Delivery Online

UW-Stout's Master of Science in Construction Management online degree utilizes applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems and manage budgets in projects of various size and scope. The program's online curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and skills to oversee complex residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and civil building projects.


100% of coursework is online - Work around your schedule.

Online coursework focuses on:

  • Critical thinking, creativity in problem-solving, and decision making in construction.
  • Effective oral and written communications through the use of information and communication technology.
  • Principles of leadership in business and management, including advanced construction management practices, complex project decision-making and associated risk management.
  • Professional ethics including application to construction situations and choices.

These objectives were reviewed by our Construction Industry Advisory Board and are in alignment with the American Council for Construction Education Master's program learning outcome requirements.

Admission Requirements

General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate School. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

Program-Specific Admission Requirements


To be admitted to this program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in construction or a construction-related field from an accredited institution.
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Demonstrated experience in the discipline as evidenced by a resume. 

Those with a non-construction-related degree may be considered for admission to the program upon completing one of the three following conditions: 

  • Prerequisite coursework in the following content areas: Environmental Systems-HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing, Advanced Construction Estimating, Management of Construction, and Legal Aspects of Construction, with a grade of “B” or better. Applicants who are denied admission due to deficiencies in these prerequisites will be advised that the courses can be taken at UW-Stout as a special non-degree student but this will not guarantee admission into the graduate program. The undergraduate deficiency courses can also be taken at any regionally accredited degree-granting institution.
  • Evidence of equivalent courses/professional knowledge.
  • Proof of an American Institute of Constructors Certification at the Associate Constructor (Level 1) or the Certified Constructor (Level 2).

Program Application

To successfully apply to the program, please submit your resume and proof of certification to the Program Director.

2019 Top 25 Online Masters in Construction Management

Best College Reviews lists UW-Stout's M.S. Construction degree #3 in top 25 online construction management programs.

2018 MSCM Advisory Board

  • Calvin Chen, Program Director
  • Robb Altendorf, Senior Project Manager, M.A. Mortenson Company
  • Tim Becker, Associate Professor, CSTEM, Construction Dept.
  • Chuck Bomar, Professor, Biology Dept., and Interim Dean, CSTEM
  • John Breskey, Program Director, M.S. Risk Control, UW-Stout
  • Jim Bunkelman, President/CEO, Royal Construction, Inc.
  • John Dzissah, Department Chair, Operations and Management Department, UW-Stout
  • Stan Goetz, Assistant Professor, UW-Stout, Construction
  • Rochelle Isaacson, Executive Assistant, Boldt
  • Theresa Lehman, Director of Sustainable Services, Miron-Construction Co.
  • Gindy Neidermyer, Associate Dean, CSTEMM, UW-Stout
  • Mitchell Spencer, Professor Emeritus, Construction Dept.
  • Jim Trader, Senior Vice President/Director of Construction Risk Management, AON Risk services
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