WPI’s interdisciplinary master of science in Construction Project Management (MS CPM) will prepare you to manage complex construction projects at every stage, from resource planning and risk mitigation to reporting.

Our rigorous yet practical program, offered both on campus and online, is based in WPI’s world-class Civil & Environmental Engineering department but bridges multiple disciplines to produce professionals knowledgeable in design and construction engineering processes, legal relations, and organization and management of resources.

As an on-campus or online student you will learn from and work closely with expert WPI faculty members who have practical experience in construction project management and continue to serve as consultants to leading corporations.

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Curriculum

The MS in Construction Project Management curriculum combines courses in civil engineering, project management and management science, business and economics, as well as system dynamics. You will work with an advisor to create a plan of study that matches your interests and career goals. All students take core courses featuring hands-on projects and case studies in advanced project management, advanced cost estimating, and building information modeling, and you can select from electives in topics such as sustainable construction practices, physical and chemical treatment processes, fire protection, and conflict resolution.

You may choose to complete a research-based thesis or an entirely course-based program.

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This degree is also offered online.

Research

Faculty Profiles

Guillermo F. Salazar

Guillermo F. Salazar

Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

My academic activity concentrates in the development of formal methods of analysis, computer-based methodologies, and cooperative agreements to evaluate the impact of process integration on the cost of civil engineering projects. Over the last 10 years, this work has been focused primarily on the academic and professional aspects of Building Information Modeling (BIM). This work has produced several computer-based tools.

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Michael J. Radzicki

Michael Radzicki

Associate Professor
Social Science & Policy Studies

Professor Radzicki is an economist, creator of WPI’s program in system dynamics, and co-creator of WPI’s program in trading and investment system development. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame and his training in system dynamics computer simulation modeling from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, he is a certified Rapid-I Predictive Analytics Analyst.

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Roberto Pietroforte

Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Steven Van Dessel

Steven Van Dessel

Associate Professor
Architectural Engineering

My research and teaching activities are in the area of sustainable building design and building technology, with a special focus on the study of adaptive building envelop systems. One of the goals of our research is to develop smart materials that can alter their thermal properties in response to changing outdoor conditions, in order to conserve energy and optimize building thermal comfort. This research entails the use of energy modeling tools, experimental investigations, and the development of practical applications.

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Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Graduate students are an integral part of WPI’s active and engaged campus, from student government to performing arts. You can also join the WPI student chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America, a professional organization that defines, teaches, and promotes best practices in design-build. 

Students walking around the fountain in the springtime

After Graduation