MS in Construction Management


The MS in Construction Management (MSCM) is a dynamic program that enhances each student’s ability to handle major construction projects all over the world. NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate is located in the heart of New York City—a city that has more than 60 billion dollars invested in current construction projects. The city provides Schack students a laboratory for the latest innovations in the construction industry.

The Construction Management coursework exposes students to the knowledge and skills necessary to become a great project manager and leader. Students learn how to understand the materials that are used in the construction industry, and how to analyze risk through their new expertise in cost estimates and scheduling.

Additionally, Construction Management curriculum includes important logistical areas. Students learn how to manage contracts between the owner and subcontractors, and how to minimize the risk of claims or lawsuits. To help them become effective project managers, students also learn to understand the architectural drawings and the role they play in building a successful project.

The Construction Management program also emphasizes practical, hands-on learning and training. To show them how to fully plan and succeed in their changing industry, as part of their coursework students produce mock companies. These company plans include aspects of construction management from marketing to hiring. To understand and integrate crucial technological changes into their professional development, students are exposed to the latest innovations in our industry including Building Information Modeling (BIM), Drones, 3-D printers, Robotics, Modular Construction, and Virtual Reality.


NYU plans to resume in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, and will welcome students back on campus. If you are unable to attend in-person for Fall 2021, accommodations may be available for remote study.

NOTE: Certain restrictions and requirements may apply for international students.

Program Structure

Core Courses

The core curriculum is designed to provide you with a deep and broad foundation that supports concentration coursework and serves you throughout your career.

Elective Courses

Select a combination of courses with permission from the program director.


To complete their course of study, students are required to complete a capstone course to demonstrate their comprehension of all prior courses undertaken in the program.

Core Curriculum

The core curriculum is designed to provide you with a deep and broad foundation that supports concentration course work and serves you throughout your career. Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Core Curriculum: Tier I

Tier I courses lay the groundwork for understanding the basic underpinnings of the building industry, including such topics as understanding methods and materials, construction practices, as well as legal principles and contracts common to the construction industry, company expenses, cost control, and cash flow. Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Core Curriculum: Tier II

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, learning the criteria for managing a safe construction site, as well as developing the project skills for planning, scheduling, and control Students are required to take all of the following courses.

Core Curriculum: Tier III

Students are required to take all of the following courses. In Tier III,the emphasis is on the detailed tools and techniques for running a construction organization, while also acquiring the skills and the approaches needed for dispute resolution.


The capstone course encompasses and applies all prior course work, and requires the production of a professional-quality project analysis from initiation to completion. 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.

Admissions Criteria

We carefully weigh each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the School offers.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority:   January 15

International Final: April 1*

Domestic Final: April 15


Spring Semester

Priority:   September 15

International Final: October 1

Domestic Final: November 30

Summer Semester

International Final: March 1

Domestic Final: March 1

Required Documents

Personal Statement


Two Letters of Recommendation

Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)


We require transcripts from all institutions where college credit was received.


For Academic Year 2020-2021

Application Fee $150

Tuition depends on the number of credit hours a student enrolls in each semester. A part-time student taking 6 credit hours is billed $13,778 for tuition and fees for a semester. A full-time student taking 12 credit hours is billed $22,699 for tuition and fees for a semester. For a full breakdown of tuition and fees visit the Bursar's website.

Language Proficiency

TOEFL scores are required for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is not English.  Successful candidates achieve a minimum score of 110 on the Internet-based test.

For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 8 is recommended.

NYUSPS does not prohibit applicants with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores from applying for admission since many factors influence the admissions decision. 

Pearson Versant English Placement Test (VEPT)

If an international applicant has not achieved the minimum scores as described above, they are required to participate in the VEPT, a 50-minute online test that evaluates English language proficiency.

Financing Your education

Click the link below to find important information regarding the federal aid process, NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) department and divisional scholarships, private loans, and the NYU payment plans.