LSU Online MS in Construction Management Ranked in the Top 10 Among Public Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

BATON ROUGE – In U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs ranking, the LSU Online MS in Construction Management program is ranked 8th among public colleges and universities and 11th overall on the list of 65 ranked programs.

“The Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management faculty and staff are well deserving of this ranking. They have worked extremely hard to produce quality online programs for their students and LSU,” said Charles W. Berryman, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management chair and Chair of the Contractors Educational Trust Fund Professorship. “I’m proud to work alongside such a dedicated group of individuals.”

The LSU Online MS in Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, or ACCE. It offers a unique blend of leadership, construction and business management courses. It is designed to develop leaders and managers of complex building projects with mastery in the best practices contained within sustainability, building information modeling, project delivery, and decision making. There is no separate degree designation for campus or online.

“We are pleased to see that our programs are getting recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report,” said Louanne Bergman, LSU director of online programs. “Our programs are only a few years old and for them to already be highly ranked shows the dedication of our faculty and staff in making these programs the best we can for people looking for an online educational opportunity.”

In compiling the 2017 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked online engineering programs using five categories – student engagement (25 percent), faculty credentials and training (25 percent), peer reputation (25 percent), student services and technology (12.5 percent), and admissions selectivity (12.5 percent).

Developed by global academic leaders in construction education working in partnership with industry leaders, the LSU Online construction management degree curriculum employs state-of-the-art technology taught by certified online instructors. The MS in Construction Management program consists of 12 courses. Each course is seven weeks long.

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