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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.



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.


Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Michael J. Radzicki

Michael Radzicki

Associate Professor

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.

Steven  Van Dessel

Steven Van Dessel

Associate Professor

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.

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. 

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