Construction management

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in construction management

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Engineering | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

12

Estimated cost

$7,537.80

*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.

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Career prospects

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.

Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
6.15%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$91,000
average salary

Program structure

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

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

1 year

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Carlos Sun, PhD, PE

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.

Carlos Sun, PhD, PE, JD
Professor, CEE; Program Director

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering