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Master of Science in Technology Specializing in Construction Management

The Master of Science Degree in Technology with an emphasis in Construction Management is designed for CM graduates or experienced construction managers who want to expand their knowledge of leadership and construction company management, teach at the college or university level, or focus on research relating to the construction industry.

For full-time students, this degree can be completed in as little as one calendar year (3 semesters); however, there is a maximum time limit of three years from first enrollment to degree completion. Degree requirements include 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis (see below).

Entrance Requirements:

The application deadline for Fall semester admittance into the program is February 15 to be considered for scholarships, or May 1 otherwise. The application deadline for Winter semester admittance is September 15. Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate work and an approximate score above the 55th percentile in the verbal and quantitative areas and 45th in the writing area of the GMAT or GRE exam. For international students, a minimum score of 570 on the TOEFL is required.

Required Courses

CFM 555 -- Construction Company Financial Management (3 hours). Topics include feasability analysis, capital procurement, managing reporting, and personnel management.

CFM 600 -- Trends and Issues in Managing Construction (3 hours). Current trends and issues in the management of both domestic and international construction projects. Political, regulatory, technological, environmental, and leadership trends and issues.

CFM 630 -- Construction Company Human Resources (3 hours). Topics include hiring, firing, retention, training and employee development motivation, incentives, personality profiles and company culture.

CFM 640 -- Managing Risk in Construction (3 hours). Topics include contract administration, ethical practices, safety, international risks, insurances, and bonding.

CFM 650 -- Construction Company Development (3 hours). Advanced topics in construction company operations and management, including strategic planning processes, negotiations, banking relations, successful companies, productivity, trending and forecasting, zoning and development, and entitlements.

TECH 638 -- Technology Leadership (3 hours). Strategic planning and policy development. Theoretical and practical leadership aspects of conceptual and implementation processes. Articulation and team building among various organizations. Ethics and conflict resolution. Developing and implementing solutions to special problems; advanced skills/concepts in traditional and emerging technology areas.

TECH 699R Master’s Thesis (0.5 - 9 hours – 6 hours total). A research thesis addressing a problem in the construction industry.

Elective Courses (may be taken at any time they are available)

Students will choose elective courses (6 hours) from Business Management, Public Administration, or other programs as approved by the student’s graduate committee


The CFM graduate coordinator is Clifton Farnsworth who can be contacted by email at or by phone at (801) 422-2021.

Other Links

BYU Graduate Studies Application

School of Technology Graduate Studies Information