The Master of Science in Building Construction at Virginia Tech is awarded at completion of 32 credit hours. The degree offers the opportunity for advanced study and research in specialized areas related to building design, construction, and operations over a broad range of scales, providing the basis for diverse career paths and/or entry into a Ph.D. level program.
Coursework includes core courses and electives in construction-, design-, and business-related disciplines. Students may complete their degree requirements either through independent investigation on a subject of their own interest through a faculty-supervised Thesis or Project & Report (Research Track) or through a final exit examination administered by the faculty (Industry Track). An accelerated graduate/undergraduate program option is also available for exceptional undergraduate students in Building Construction or related fields at Virginia Tech.