Aug 10, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Construction Management, M.S.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Construction Management is a career-advancing degree congruent with the polytechnic mission of UW-Stout.  Through online, blended learning, and flexible schedules, the program offers working adults the flexibility to complete an advanced degree while working in the industry.  The program will integrate applied learning, scientific theory, and principles of leadership, critical thinking, humanistic understanding, creativity, and research to solve real-world problems in construction.  This approach helps to advance the careers of construction managers while increasing their capacity to help grow the economy and serve the global built environment industry.


To be admitted with full status to the program, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in construction or in a construction-related field from an accredited institution, a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrated experience in the discipline as evidenced by a resume.

Primary Evaluation Processes

The primary processes used to evaluate program and academic progress include course grades, research topic approval and evaluation, and program specific assessments.


Requirements for the degree include a minimum of 30 semester hours comprised of graduate-level courses. Students must fulfill a research assessment component through the completion of a thesis paper or professional seminar and research paper in addition to required coursework as follows:

General Requirements
Master of Science Degree

Total for graduation 30 credits  
Research Preparation 3 credits  
Professional component 21 credits  
Research Assessment 6 credits  

Research Preparation (3 credits)

Professional Component (21 credits)

Research Assessment (6 credits)

Students must complete one of the following options:

Plan A:

  • AEC-770 Thesis (6.00 cr.)

Plan B:

  • AEC-730 Professional Seminar (3.00 cr.)
  • AEC-735 Research Paper (3.00 cr.)

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