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Construction Management Graduate Certificate


Program Description

Sample plan of study

Frequently asked questions

Graduate faculty information

Admission requirements

Tuition & Fees

Contact information



Program Description

Position yourself to become a leader in construction project management. The online Construction Management Graduate Certificate provides a learning experience with a distinct knowledge base and a specific set of associated skills within the areas of estimating, scheduling, and project management at the graduate level. These three areas constitute a body of knowledge that represents the fundamental core of construction management. 

Graduate certificates are an excellent way to earn creditals and decide if a full master's program is right for you. Credits offered in this program can be transferred into the full online Master of Construction Management program.

Only grades of C or higher will satisfy requirements for certificate completion with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater.  The Dean of the NDSU Graduate School, using official NDSU transcripts, will verify course completion and issue the certificate.  Courses used to satisfy the graduate certificate requirements cannot be older than three years at the time the certificate completion is verified.


Construction Management Brochure.pdf  (We are in the process of updating this brochure.)


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Sample Plan of Study

Required Core Courses:

Total Credits : 9


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Frequently Asked Questions

If I don’t have a construction related undergraduate degree can I be accepted into the program?

If you have work experience in construction you may be eligible for admission into the program. Ensure that when you fill out your application that you make it known that you have construction experience. You may also consider getting a letter of recommendation from your supervisor at your construction job. In general, the construction management program looks for individuals with an undergraduate degree in construction, engineering, architecture, or other related disciplines.

If I complete the Master of Construction Management program, what initials can I put behind my name?

Students who successfully complete the requirements for and graduate from the Master of Construction Management program are able to place the credentials MCM after their name.  MCM stands for Master of Construction Manangement and signifies that an individual has completed the requirements to earn that credential.

Are the graduate-level programs in construction management accredited?

The graduate-level construction management programs are accredited through NDSU's accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.  At the program level the graduate-level construction management programs do not require any special, additional accreditation.



For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the Construction Management Graduate Certificate bulletin page.




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Application deadlines are May 1 for fall semester admission and October 1 for spring semester admission.

To be admitted into the Graduate Certificate in Construction Management applicants must: 

  1. Have earned a baccalaureate degree in construction, engineering, architecture, or other related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent to attain full standing.  
  2. Submit an official transcript for each college or university attended. 
  3. Submit a two-page resume. 
  4. Submit a one-page “Statement of Purpose” outlining your reasons for pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Construction Management.
  5. Submit three (3) three letters of recommendation.
  6. Submit applications directly to the NDSU Graduate School via the on-line application process.

For current admission requirements, visit the Construction Management Graduate Certificate bulletin page.


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Contact Information

NDSU Department of Construction Management and Engineering
Phone: 701-231-6202
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/construction/programs/master_program/

NDSU Graduate School
Phone: 701-231-7033
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/


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