Master of Research (MRes) in Construction Science and Management

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Earn a Master of Research in Construction Science and Management and learn new innovations in the building industry.

The field of construction is seeing growth as the demand for innovation increases. Professionals in this area explore solutions to raise revenue, lower costs, and sustain profit margins, all while producing higher quality results, maintaining safety, practicing methods in Green Building, acquiring Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and performing construction analytics in a competitive global environment. Construction professionals manage critical infrastructure as well as technology integration in the planning and development of electrical grids, power plants, business buildings, and other structures. Adaptability and creative thinking, along with teamwork, management, and engineering, are essential skills for professionals in this field. Construction Science and Management is a rapidly growing field. Professionals are in high demand and considered a crucial part of any industry engaged in the design of buildings and physical infrastructure within our communities. Graduates of the Capitol Technology University Master of Research (MRes) in Construction Science and Management can expect to be qualified for high paying jobs across all areas of industry and government.

The MRes in Construction Science and Management is designed as a degree by research in which students will quickly engage in leadership, research, and publishing. It is aimed at those that may want to explore research studies before starting a doctorate in research, or those seeking career advancement opportunities through a higher degree.  

The MRes program is structured for professionals in this, or adjacent fields with an appropriate undergraduate degree. During the program, students will conduct original research in an approved area of Construction Science and Management. 

The completion of this program requires the student to produce, present, and defend a master's dissertation after receiving the required approvals from the student’s Committee and the Academic Review Board. 

For continued study, see our PhD in Construction Science

Why Capitol?

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Expert guidance in master’s research

Our industry-expert faculty are devoted to providing students with the deep proficiency and technical skills needed in this area using interdisciplinary methodology and cutting-edge courses. You’ll receive the guidance necessary for successfully completing your master's research. 

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Proven academic excellence

Study at a university that specializes in industry-focused education in technology-based fields, nationally recognized for academic excellence in our programs.

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Program is 100% online

Our master’s programs are offered 100% online, with no on-campus classes or residencies required, allowing you the flexibility needed to balance your studies and career.  

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Our Centers and Labs Offer Skills Development and Industry Networking

Students have access to our Center of Excellence in Construction Management (CECM), which provides an exceptional learning experience that combines strong foundational knowledge in construction management principles with real-world applications, and promotes multidisciplinary collaboration and industry partnerships.


Craig Capano Faculty Profile

Dr. Craig Capano

Dissertation Chair/Adjunct Professor

Craig D. Capano, PhD, CPC, is a Dissertation Chair and Adjunct Professor at Capitol Technology University for PhD students in Construction Science. Dr. Capano earned his PhD in Civil Engineering, Master of Construction Science and Management degree, and a dual undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering and Construction Management. He completed post doctorate work at Harvard University’s College of Education focusing on Higher Education Administration. Dr. Capano brings extensive academic and professional experience with more than 47 years of experience in the construction industry and over 25 years in academic program leadership. He currently serves as principal of The Capano Group, a consulting firm for contractors and construction education.

Gary Burke

Gary Burke

Program Director

Gary Burke is the Program Director for Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure and a professor with Capitol Technology University. Professor Burke received his MBA from Southern Methodist University and his BS in Building Science from Auburn University. He has extensive experience in business operations and management, commercial and residential construction, real estate and land development, and residential and commercial property. Professor Burke has a passion for education and has mentored hundreds of students in the construction management field.  

Dr. Bradford L. Sims

Dr. Bradford L. Sims


Dr. Bradford L. Sims became Capitol Technology University's eighth president on June 1, 2017. An educator, administrator and construction project manager, Dr. Sims has extensive experience both in academia and industry. 

Dr. Richard Baker

Dr. Richard Baker

Dissertation Chair

Dr. Richard Baker is Dissertation Chair of Graduate Programs at Capitol Technology University. He previously served as associate professor in Indiana State University’s Department of Aviation Technology, and as executive director of the Center for Unmanned Systems and Human Capital Development.  Richard holds a BS in mathematics and an MS in computer science from Indiana State University. He received his doctorate in information systems from Nova Southeastern University.  

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Dr. Ian McAndrew


An internationally recognized leader in research and expert on low-speed flight, Dr. McAndrew has five degrees: a PhD, two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr. McAndrew chairs several international conferences and journals and is invited to give keynote speeches all over the world. He started his career in the automotive industry as an engine designer, and has worked at several universities across the globe. Dr. McAndrew is Dean of doctoral programs at Capitol Technology University. An external examiner on the world wide stage (UK USA, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Australia, Greece and Kenya) his experience includes over 115 successful Doctorate successes.

Career Opportunities

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Market demand for construction science and management expertise

Graduates will contribute significantly to this rapidly growing field through the creation of new knowledge and ideas, and will be prepared for in-demand roles such as a trusted subject matter expert, researcher, technician, manager, or professor.


The completion of the M.Res. in Construction Science and Management program requires the student to produce, present, and defend a master's dissertation after receiving the required approvals from the student’s Committee and the M.Res. Review Board, which consists of the Dean and a senior academic with external expertise as needed and the M.Res. Review Board.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2024-2025 academic year, beginning in Fall 2024 and continuing through Summer 2025:

  • The per credit charge for all other masters courses is $630 per credit hour.
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit.
  • The retired military tuition rate is $530 per credit.
  • The information technology fee is $40 per credit hour.
  • High School and Community College full-time faculty and full-time staff receive a 20% discount on tuition for master programs.

Find additional information for 2024-2025 masters tuition and fees.

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