Building Construction Management Master's Degree - Traditional Classroom
Graduate Studies in Building Construction Management (Programs designed for full time graduate construction management education)
The master's program provides Graduate Students in the Building Construction Management (BCM) program with the opportunity to work and study with faculty members who have prominent reputations in the construction industry. An education in graduate construction management is one of the Master of Science degree programs of the College of Technology (CoT). This thesis based master's degree program provides an opportunity for individualized studies in construction management. Upon admission into the BCM Master of Science degree, the student is assigned an advisor from the Department of Building Construction Management. The student and the advisor put together a graduate degree plan of study that is customized for the individual student based upon his/her experience and career objectives.
Applicants for unconditional admission to the program must possess a BS or BA degree with a GPA of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for this program.
Students admitted to this program must demonstrate a thorough understanding of construction project management. This understanding can be demonstrated by one of the following means:
- A bachelor's degree in construction management or a closely related field from an accredited university.
- A bachelor's degree in any field plus five years of verifiable, responsible construction management experience.
Students apply to the Purdue University Graduate School by completing an online application. Go to http://www.tech.purdue.edu/Graduate/grad_admiss.cfm for directions for applying to the program. The deadline for receiving all of the required application documents for the fall semester is April 1st.
PhD Program Overview
The Department of Building Construction Management is part of the College of Technology. The College of Technology offers a PhD program that allows students to specialize in any of the college’s disciplines. Applicants to the PhD program specializing in construction management should possess sufficient relevant prior course work and experience in construction management to enable faculty to discern a significant potential for success.
Go to the College of Technology PhD Program Application and Admission web page http://www.tech.purdue.edu/Graduate/phd/phd_admission.cfm for specific application instructions.
BCM Graduate Courses
|BCM 58100||Increasing Construction Quality & Output||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Construction Accounting, Finance, and Marketing||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Academic Writing Seminar 1||1 credit|
|BCM 58100||Construction Operations & Strategic Management||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Risk Reduction for Contractors||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Analysis of Research in Construction||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Law for Construction Managers||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Construction Management Training and Development||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Academic Writing Seminar 2||1 credit|
|BCM 58100||Preconstruction Project Management||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Principles of Leadership in Constr. & Marketing Constr. Services||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Spreadsheet Applications in Construction Management||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Energy Conserving Building Retrofit||3 credits|
|BCM 58100||Sustainable Construction & Development||3 credits|
|BCM 69800||Research M.S. Thesis||variable|
|TECH 69900||Research Ph.D. Dissertation||variable|
About the Department
Purdue’s Department of Building Construction Management is one of the oldest and largest in the United States with over 500 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 alumni. The department has 20 faculty members, most of whom have more than five years of construction industry experience. The Department of Building Construction Management is an education leader in the field of commercial construction. In addition, the department is an innovator in the development of undergraduate specializations in residential, electrical, mechanical, and healthcare construction as well as demolition and disaster restoration management.
If you are interested in more information about the program please contact:
Mark Shaurette, Ph.D.
Assistantships & Fellowships
There are a limited number of, teaching assistantships and graduate fellowships available each year to qualified candidates.
The Department of Building Construction Management (BCM) has a few graduate teaching assistantships each year. The graduate teaching assistantships provide a unique opportunity for graduate students to gain teaching experience and to work with faculty members in classrooms and laboratories related to their area of specialization.
- To apply for the BCM graduate teaching assistantships, contact Dr. Robert Cox, the department head of Building Construction Management at email@example.com. Attach a resume to your e-mail describing your construction and teaching experience. Also, indicate which BCM undergraduate courses you are most qualified to assist. You can view the list of BCM undergraduate courses at http://www.tech.purdue.edu/bcm/academics/undergraduate/.
- Note that decisions about graduate assistantships are not made until late May or June.
The College of Technology has fellowships available on a competitive basis to highly qualified masters and doctoral students. Depending on the specific award, these fellowships may or may not require a specific work assignment. Go to http://www.tech.purdue.edu/Graduate/assistantships.cfm to learn more about these opportunities.
The Purdue Graduate School provides a comprehensive list of resources to facilitate your search for funding. Go to http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/funding/ to learn more. These resources fall within three categories.
- Grants, fellowships, and scholarships
- Employment – assistantships and hourly
- Loans – contact both
- The Purdue Division of Financial Aid (DFA) at www.purdue.edu/DFA
- The U.S. Department of Education at http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp .