Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management

The master's degree program in the School of Building Construction focus on management-based education for industry professionals seeking executive leadership positions in the industry. Our graduate training offers a holistic approach to business processes, integrating coursework, seminars, and hands-on learning to equip today's industry professionals with the resources they need to excel in their professional careers. The graduate program consists of four tracks:

  1. Integrated Facility Management
  2. Integrated Project Delivery Systems
  3. Residential Construction Development
  4. Program Management

Students can complete either a thesis or non-thesis option for the degree.

Students in the program come from a variety of backgrounds, often with experience in facility management, construction, architecture, engineering, city planning, management, or business. The program is tailored to meet the needs of professionals by offering evening classes, giving students the flexibility of continuing to work while taking courses.

The minimum requirements for a graduate degree in BC are as follows:

Thesis Option:

The curriculum for graduate study with the Thesis Option consists of the following 36 semester hours:

Courses Hours
Core courses 18
Approved Professional Electives 6
Master's Thesis 12
Total 36

Non-Thesis Option:

The curriculum for graduate study with the Non-Thesis Option substitutes twelve semester hours of coursework for the thesis and consists of the following 36 semester hours:

Courses Hours
Core courses 18
Approved Professional Electives 18
Total 36

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for all students. The application can be completed online at Applicants are also asked to submit a resume of professional accomplishments.

International applicants must also submit a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test ) and financial documentation of support.

The Building Construction Integrated Facility Management track:

The graduate track in Integrated Facility and Property Management offers a clear understanding of this complex field and its theoretical concepts. It focuses on developing and fine-tuning the management skills necessary for success in the facility and property management industry. Courses explore the many facets of integrated facility management including asset management, project management, facility operations and maintenance, energy management, workplace design and consulting, facility technology integration, design and construction, and real estate development. The program is accredited by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation; Georgia Tech is one of three universities in the country to hold this prestigious designation.

Core courses are:

  1. BC 6100 Professional Trends in Facility Management
  2. BC 6200 Maintenance Management of Built Assets
  3. BC 6300 Safety and Environmental Issues
  4. BC 6400 Facility Planning, Project Management and Benchmarking
  5. BC 6500 Real Estate Asset and Income Property Management
  6. BC 6600 Facility Management Financial Analysis

The Building Construction Integrated Project Delivery Systems Track

The Integrated Project Delivery Systems track educates students to understand, analyze, select, and manage the most appropriate and effective project delivery systems for constructing a facility. The curriculum emphasizes integrated problem-solving through state-of-the-art technical and management techniques. A variety of project delivery systems, that can be used independently or integrated, are examined. The delivery methods explored include the design-build system, the construction management/agent method, the hybrid bridging and partnering system; the negotiated select team method, as well as the traditional delivery method.


Core courses are:

  1. BC 6150 Integrated Project Delivery Systems
  2. BC 6250 Value Management for Integrated Facility Design and Construction
  3. Design and Construction Law
  4. BC 6400 Facility Planning, Project Management and Benchmarking
  5. BC 6550 Design and Construction Processes
  6. BC 6650 Advanced Project Management


The graduate track in Residential Construction Development focuses on the largest and fastest growing area of the construction industry. Students are exposed to the complexities and challenges associated with Residential Construction and Development. All segments of the housing industry are studied, including single family, multi-family, mixed-use, affordable, senior, and renovation. Students are provided with a comprehensive view of relevant public policy, development, design, and construction issues, and gain a realistic understanding of the current business environment and prospects for the future.

Core courses are:

  1. BC 6175 Real Estate Development & Construction
  2. BC 6275Community Design & Construction or Livable Communities: Design and Implementation
  3. BC 6375 Trends and Policies for Residential Development
  4. BC 6400 Facility Planning, Project Management and Benchmarking
  5. BC 6575 Business & Finance in Residential Construction
  6. BC 6675 Residential Design and Construction
  7. In addition to the above, approved electives include:

  8. BC 6100 Professional Trends in Facility Management
  9. BC 6125 Professional Internship
  10. BC 6200 Maintenance Management of Built Assets
  11. BC 7100 Quantitative Methods for Construction Research


This track is designed to educate students to manage projects from inception (programming and pre-design) and through the entire project acquisition process to occupancy by the user. Students are taught to manage pre-design activities, design procurement and management, construction procurement and management, and the overall management of the building acquisition process from the owner's (rather than the designer's or builder's) perspective. Graduates are prepared to work in program management positions for consulting firms or organizations who build often and must manage complex, often multi-building programs.

  1. BC 6185 Introduction to Program Management
  2. BC 6285 Management of the Pre-Design Process
  3. BC 6385 Management of the Design Phase
  4. BC 6400 Facility Planning, Project Management and Benchmarking
  5. BC 6585 Management of Construction as an Owner
  6. BC 6685 Leadership and Communication in Design and Construction