Graduate Program

General Information

The Department of Construction Science offers the Master of Science in Construction Management to those who wish to further their educational experience.

The MSCM degree program is an advanced course of study related to construction management. Students who pursue the MSCM obtain a practical study of the interdisciplinary and collaborative processes involved in the design, construction, and management of the built environment. Graduate students may choose either the MSCM Thesis Option or the MSCM non-Thesis Option.  The Thesis Option consists of 32 credit hours and the preparation and defense of a research-based thesis.  The non-Thesis Option consists of 36 credit hours of coursework and a written comprehensive final exam.

Although the Department of Construction Science does not have its own Ph.D. program, the Department collaborates with the Department of Architecture to supervise doctoral students declaring an interest in construction management.  A Ph.D. student in Architecture with an emphasis in construction management is supervised directly by two faculty members (co-chairs), one from the Department of Construction Science and the other from the Department of Architecture.  For more information about the Ph.D. in Architecture, see the Department of Architecture Ph.D. program page.

The College of Architecture offers Graduate Certificates in specialized areas that are inherently interdisciplinary, including: Certificate in Environmental Hazard Management, Certificate in Facility Management, Certificate in Health Systems and Design, Certificate in Historic Preservation, Certificate in Sustainable Urbanism, and Certificate in Transportation Planning. Graduate students from throughout the university may pursue a Graduate Certificate from the College of Architecture.

The Mays Business School at Texas A&M University also offers a Certificate in Business to non-business graduate students. This certificate provides a general overview of the four major functional areas of business.  To complete the Certificate of Business, students must successfully complete a total of four courses (12 credit hours) in accounting, finance, management, and marketing.


For additonal information about the Master of Science in Construction Management, please contact:

Dr. Phil Lewis
Graduate Coordinator
Department of Construction Science
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3137

Phone: +1 (979) 458-4457