Specialization Areas

The Master of Science in Project Management program offers five specialization areas that allow students to tailor their program of study depending on their interest and experience. The five general specialization areas are:

  • A/E/C Business Management
  • Construction Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation Management

See typical plans of study

Please Note: Our program is flexible enough to accommodate individuals with interest in other areas such as geotechnical, structural, or transportation engineering. In addition, we endeavor to accommodate students who are looking to make a transition from other careers.

A/E/C Business Management

This area prepares individuals for management roles in architectural, engineering, and/or construction organizations that specialize in the planning, design, construction, and operation of major civil and environmental projects.

Construction Management

This area involves the study of delivery systems that apply effective engineering and management methodologies to direct the planning, scheduling, and construction of projects from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time, cost, and quality.

Real Estate Development

This area emphasizes the collaborative nature of project teams in the origination and creation of successful commercial developments by synthesizing the role of core business disciplines concerned with  land use, site acquisition, financial feasibility, project funding, and asset management.


This area prepares individuals to play a significant role in shaping the future of the built environment by providing a framework for developing creative sustainable solutions as a key element in any project management assignment.

Transportation Management

This area focuses on providing a broad-based practical overview of the methods and tools used to evaluate, implement, and manage road, rail, and air transportation facilities and operations, including the financial implications of financial decisions.