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Construction Management

Availability: Hattiesburg and Online Options

Why Study Construction Management?

A degree in construction management teaches graduates how to plan and manage the work flow, personnel, equipment, and processes required to safely and ethically construct a project on time and within budget using best practices and current technology. Our graduates are high in demand in all sectors of the construction industry.

The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

  1. Annual student enrollment and graduation data is published.
  2. The degree program Quality Improvement Plan includes the following:
    1. Faculty report the achievement of performance targets for the ACCE Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) identified on the curriculum map which maps the 20 ACCE SLOs to major courses.
    2. Alumni survey data results are reviewed.
    3. Industry Advisory Council members review 6-8 courses an academic year and provide feedback for improvements.

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20+available scholarships
ACCEprogram accreditation
1degree available on-campus and online

What Will I Learn?

Students complete courses that include:

  • Digital Graphics and Building Information Modeling
  • Estimating
  • Planning and Scheduling and Cost Control
  • Safety, Contracts, and Construction Law
  • Materials, Methods, and MEP Systems
  • Structural Design and Analysis
  • Construction Project Management

Construction Management students complete a 300 hour internship with a host company in the construction industry. The internship is typically completed in the summer and often leads to a full-time job offer after the student graduates.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Construction Management students are provided opportunities to visit active job sites during classroom excursions and participate in a summer internship to experience the work environment they will enter upon graduation. The faculty also lead our students in competing in national competitions offered through professional organizations such as the Design-Build Institute of America, the Associated Schools of Construction, the Associated Builders & Contractors, and the Associated General Contractors.


Construction Management students have more than 20 scholarships specific to their program of study. Students should apply through the "Golden Opportunities" GO System through the USM Foundation. Applications are typically accepted mid-December through mid-February.

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Degree Plan Availability
Construction Management BSHattiesburg, Online 100%
Construction Management Minor

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  • Estimator
  • Safety Manager
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  • Marcus Davis, 2004
    Project Manager, Hensel Phelps
  • Chelsea Griffin, 2013
    Construction Representative/CM, U.S. Corps of Engineers in Eglin AFB, Florida
  • Alan Andrews, 2004
    Superintendent, Shell Oil in Columbia, MS
  • Matt Pace, 2004
    Owner-CEO, Codaray Construction in Hattiesburg, MS
  • Nicholas McIlwain, 2001
    Estimator, Yates in San Antonio, TX
  • Ed Hatten, 1987
    Construction Attorney, Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A. in Gulfport, MS