Columbia University

School of Continuing Education

Construction Administration


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.- Construction Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Construction administrators oversee projects from design through completion, ensuring that work is finished on schedule and within budgetary guidelines. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there are currently more than 431,000 professionals employed as construction managers or administrators in the U.S., and opportunities in this area are expected to continue growing through at least 2014 as building projects proliferate and the demand for skilled administrators increases.

The curriculum, focused exclusively on the commercial and residential building sectors of the industry, encompasses the increasingly complex process of construction administration, from design through build, essential for those charged with bringing projects to completion safely and within budget. Courses provide in-depth coverage of key topics such as cost estimating and project financing, construction techniques, human and material resources, construction law, conflict resolution, and environmental safety and conservation. During the final two terms, students develop and complete a master’s project, working individually and in teams to analyze plans and specifications and create the final management plan and manual for a real-world construction project.


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Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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