Dual Degree: MCM/MArch

The Master of Construction Management/Master of Architecture (MCM/MArch) dual degree program prepares architectural students for the diverse roles within today's multidisciplinary design/construction process. The curriculum incorporates traditional construction themes with multidisciplinary topics such as business, finance and law. Lectures and labs provide students with an environment for practical application utilizing best practices that address current issues and developments in the industry.  The MCM degree focuses on enhancing the student's technical, management and leadership capabilities through specialized courses featuring comprehensive and authentic case studies and projects. The course of study is designed to provide a focused, intensive examination of critical issues within construction management.

In addition to the regular MCM curriculum, the MCM/MArch dual degree program includes a unique course: the MCM/MArch Capstone Project. In this course, students apply constructability principles — cost, time, risk, value, quality management, methods and systems — to their final MCM degree project.

The MCM program requires 30 units of study, in addition to any prerequisite work that may be required. Some of the 30-unit requirement or prerequisite course work may be met through courses taken in the MArch program.

Enrollment in the MCM program to obtain a dual degree is possible for students who have achieved advanced standing (500 level/MArch2 or above) in the MArch program. To enroll in the dual degree program, students already enrolled in the MArch program must complete a dual degree declaration form (available from Aaron Akins, registrar) in addition to completing the necessary MCM application procedures and meeting with Steve Bannes, Director of Graduate Studies in Construction Management.

Regardless of whether a student pursues the dual degree or just decides to take courses in the MCM program, enrollment in construction management courses is limited to one course per semester for all students who have not yet completed their architecture degree. Students who do not intend to pursue the dual degree but who take courses in the construction management program may be charged additional tuition for those courses.

Questions concerning the MArch portion of this program should be addressed to Chandler Ahrens, Student Advisor, MCM/MArch program, at cahrens@samfox.wustl.edu.

Questions concerning the MCM portion of this program should be addressed to Sari Griffin, Assistant Director of Academic & Student Services, Graduate Studies in Construction Management, at sari@wustl.edu.

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