Graduate Certificates

Construction Management

Gain the multidisciplinary skills required of effective construction managers by completing your Graduate Certificate in Construction Management.

The construction industry plays a critical role in underpinning the U.S. economy and constructing the built environment, which is essential to the quality of American life. The annual value of construction in the United States now exceeds $1 trillion, representing more than 8 percent of the gross domestic product. 

Construction organizations are challenged to meet ever-increasing owner demands, tighter project delivery times, and increasing regulation of buildings. Because of the highly competitive environment in which constructors operate, their organizations require excellent leadership to navigate through many daily challenges. These leaders must effectively manage risk while traversing through the technical, economic, and regulatory environment. However, the construction industry is facing a growing gap in the number of available candidates to fill these critical leadership roles. For this reason, graduate-level construction management education is an attractive credential to employers looking to hire leaders to bridge this skills gap. 

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Construction Management program have the option of completing the 18-credit certificate as a stand-alone professional development credential or as a step toward the MS in Construction Management.

The certificate is a flexible, convenient online program with courses offered in the fall, winter, spring, and summer, allowing students to complete all requirements within one and a half years.

For curriculum and course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.

Real Estate

Become a successful professional in the real estate industry by gaining critical and up-to-date training in this lucrative industry. Explore the knowledge and skill sets required to create, maintain, and build environments for living, working, and entertainment purposes. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate, you will be empowered by a unique perspective on the issues in the real estate development process and the industry as a whole.

Your coursework will increase your understanding of:

  • Project finance
  • Real estate as investments
  • Design and construction
  • Operations
  • Development law
  • Environmental remediation
  • Public policy
  • Market analysis
  • Architecture

This online program offers working professionals the flexibility they need to complete this certificate while balancing career and family life. Students wishing to complete this certificate in the context of a master’s degree should consider the MS in Construction Management with a concentration in Real Estate.

For curriculum and course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.

Sustainability and Green Construction

The architectural, engineering, and construction community faces the daunting task of providing a built environment which is in harmony with the natural environment — meeting the current needs of society without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainable development means integrating the decision-making process across the project team, so that every decision is made with an eye to the greatest long-term benefits.

The Certificate in Sustainability and Green Construction is a flexible, part-time post-baccalaureate program, focused on the sustainable aspects of the construction process. Students have the opportunity to complete all requirements within one and a half years.

Currently, in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, the construction process represents a significant portion of the effort required to achieve high-performance building programs. This certificate program is intended to explore these concepts in detail.

Credits from this certificate will transfer towards a MS in Construction Management.

For curriculum and course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.