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The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Master of Science in Construction Management requires that students complete 36 credits including: a three-tiered core that provides you with a broad foundation for the entire discipline of construction management; a capstone; and one elective course to further enhance proficiency and broaden understanding of related areas, including real estate. Students can complete this program in two years of full-time study, or up to five years of part-time study.

The core curriculum of the graduate program in construction management is designed to provide a broad and deep foundation to serve you throughout your career.

Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Tier I

12 Credits

Tier I courses lay the groundwork for understanding the basic underpinnings of the building industry, including such topics as understanding materials, design, and construction practices, as well as legal principles and contracts common to the construction industry, while developing the project management skills requisite for planning, scheduling, and control.

Tier II

12 Credits

Tier II courses build upon the foundation laid in the first tier, examining the various approaches to quantifying and estimating specific project plans, the process of tracking and managing projects, company expenses, cost control and cash flow.

Tier III

6 Credits

In Tier III, the emphasis is on the detailed tools and techniques for managing a construction organization, while also acquiring the skills and approaches needed for dispute resolution.

Students select a course from the list below, or, with permission from the program director, from a course in the M.S. in Real Estate or M.S. in Real Estate Development degree programs. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

The capstone course encompasses and applies all prior coursework, and requires the production of a professional-quality research project. In each case, actual industry data and resources are researched and employed in the creation of a project.

Students are required to take the following course.