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Graduate Programs

The Department of Construction Science (COSC) offers the Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) and joint Ph.D. degrees with several programs across campus (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interdisciplinary Engineering).

Master of Science in Construction Management

Texas A&M's Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) is one of five accredited programs of its kind in the nation. Furthermore, it is among the few graduate construction programs classified as a STEM program.

The MSCM has broad appeal to a wide audience of potential students. This program provides an advanced course of study to individuals with extensive experience in construction. The program can also be a path to the construction industry for those with little experience. Students with a background in architecture, engineering, and business find success in this program.

The MSCM degree has both thesis and non-thesis options. Each option takes approximately two years to complete. 

MSCM – Thesis Option

The thesis option requires 32 credit hours for completion. It is a research-based degree program that focuses on scientific inquiry into a construction-related topic. Each student works closely with a faculty research advisory committee to identify and investigate an appropriate subject. The student's work culminates with the preparation, presentation, and final defense of a thesis.

MSCM – Non-Thesis Option

The non-thesis option requires 36 hours for completion. It is a course-based degree program that adds breadth and depth to the student's existing educational background. Students take a combination of required and elective courses. Instead of a thesis, each student completes a summative project during the final semester in the program.

Ph.D. Opportunities

The Department of Construction Science offers Ph.D. opportunities through several programs across campus (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interdisciplinary Engineering). Students in these programs can be co-chaired by a COSC faculty. Around 30 Ph.D. students are currently under the supervision of COSC faculty members in the academic year 2020-2021. Inquiries should be directed to comg@tamu.edu.

PhD Student Roster (2020-2021) co-chaired by COSC Faculty Members

A proposal for an independent STEM-coded Ph.D. Program in Construction Science is currently in review. We will share more information with prospective students as they become available

 

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