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Earning an online graduate certificate in construction management can help students distinguish themselves in a competitive industry. With a focus on legal and policy issues, this program prepares graduates to qualify for higher-level positions.
This 100% online program is well-suited for professionals with any amount of experience — from recent graduates to those that have worked in construction for many years. The certificate is also applicable to those working in many industries, including construction, engineering, architecture, or other professional engineers in related fields such as business or law.
Course work is interdisciplinary and includes classes from the College of Engineering, College of Business and Department of Architectural Studies.
Official nameGraduate certificate in construction management
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeCollege of Engineering | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Job titles graduates of this program can expect to achieve
Higher-level project management positions involving the construction of large infrastructure, such as:
- Project manager
- Construction manager
- Project team leader
Graduates will acquire experience in various aspects of construction management such as planning, environmental compliance, design, right-of-way acquisition, estimation, resource management, financing and scheduling.
The online graduate certificate in construction management is 100% online: no campus visits required.
Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one to two classes per semester and finish the program in one year.
Course work includes
- Accounting for managers
- Energy efficient building design
- Transportation legal issues
- Transportation safety
- Civil and environmental engineering legal issues
- Managerial finance
Typical program length1 year
Typical course load1 or 2 classes each semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Carlos Sun is a Kemper Fellow, a professor in the Civil Engineering Department and an adjunct in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research interests include smart cities, sustainable transportation modes, safety, autonomous vehicles, work zones, construction management, airports, ridesharing, and legal and policy issues. He won the Researcher of the Year award from the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Best Research Award from Intelligent Transportation Society of America with PATH. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Transportation Research Board (NCHRP, ACRP), the U.S. Department of Education, the Federal Highway Administration, the Missouri Department of Transportation and other state departments of transportation. He is a registered professional engineer and licensed attorney in Missouri.