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Building tomorrow’s infrastructure requires knowledge of the entire construction process. Geared toward individuals in and adjacent to the industry, the online graduate certificate in construction management from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) exposes you to planning and acquisition from inception through maintenance and quality control stages. This foundation positions you for higher-level roles, including project management and leadership, and equips you to champion more sustainable building methods.
Mizzou structures the online graduate certificate in construction management as an interdisciplinary program. The flexible format lets you select related courses from the College of Engineering, the College of Business and the Department of Architectural Studies to fulfill requirements.
About the online graduate certificate in construction management
You’ve found success in the construction industry or a related field like engineering, architecture, business or law. As you’ve moved up, you’ve gotten exposure to the multiple stages involved in restoring infrastructure or building something new from the ground up. Mizzou’s construction management certificate takes your knowledge base to the next level. Benefit from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's close ties to the construction industry which informs the program's practical curriculum and effective preparation.
This fully online program equips you to:
- Prepare to maintain or construct new infrastructure that supports modern cities and communities, including roads, highways, bridges, power lines, water treatment plants and hospitals
- Understand all aspects of restoring or building a structure, from planning, financing, estimating, scheduling, right-of-way acquisition and contracting to resource management, legal concerns, environmental compliance and design
- Be ready to organize major private and public projects, all while meeting deadlines and staying within budget
- Explore the role of risk and quality management through each stage of a construction project
- Get a perspective of existing construction industry demands, including technical skills, project management needs and leadership
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.
Stand out in a competitive industry with a credential that speaks to your sophisticated skill set. As you look to the next stage in your career, be aware that the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 5% greater demand for construction managers through 2032. This shift comes from three factors seen in Missouri and across the country: the need for more housing, expanding and restoring infrastructure in response to population growth and emphasis on green building and creating longer-lasting structures, roads and systems.
Potential job titles include:
- Construction manager
- Project manager
- Project team leader
The online graduate certificate in construction management requires 12 credit hours of course work and involves no on-campus visits. All courses use a semester schedule.
Students take one three-credit-hour class before structuring the program according to their interests and career goals.
Because Mizzou considers the scheduling demands of working professionals, the typical student takes one to two classes per semester to finish the program in one year.
Course work includes
Based on how you build your certificate, you may learn the fundamentals of:
- Accounting for managers
- Energy-efficient building design
- Transportation legal issues
- Construction 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.