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Texas State University

A Solid Foundation: Earn Your M.S. in Construction Management

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Advancing your career in the field of construction and related industries requires the development of knowledge, creativity, complex problem-solving and specialized skills. Effective construction managers, project managers, general contractors and other industry professionals must have a robust skill set to plan, execute, monitor and oversee their diverse teams.

This newly established specialized program offers exceptional faculty and a curriculum designed to prepare graduates for construction management in the 21st century. 

Job Prospects

The construction industry is one of the major contributors to the U.S. economy, with more than 680,000 organizations employing over 7 million workers:

  • Residential and nonresidential construction employed 7.5 million workers in July 2019 across the United States.
  • In Texas, construction employment totaled 786,500 in July 2019.
  • The job market demand for construction professionals with a master’s degree in Texas is the second highest in the nation. 
  • Texas Workforce Commission expects an 18.4% increase in construction manager job openings between 2016 to 2026.

 

“Texas State is developing construction professionals who will fill the industry gap for people with advanced management and leadership skills.” 

 

— Dr. Soon-Jae Lee, Professor and Academic Program Coordinator

 

The advantages of earning an M.S. in construction management at Texas State include: 

  • 100% online option
  • non-thesis option (students can complete the program in one year)
  • thesis option for students interested in obtaining a Ph.D.
  • no GRE required
  • faculty with real-world experience in the construction industry 
  • located in the Austin-San Antonio corridor, where construction is a large industry

 

Jobs available to graduates include but are not limited to: 

  • building surveyor
  • construction project manager
  • contracts manager
  • estimator
  • field/site engineer
  • CAD technician
  • consultant
  • director of land acquisition
  • facilities manager/coordinator
  • scheduler