Master of Science (MS) in Facilities Management

Starting Summer 2023

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Earn a Master of Science in Facilities Management

The Master of Science in Facilities Management will explore the skill requirements of managing a variety of facility types, using multiple disciplines in management, technology, cybersecurity, unmanned systems, and safety. Students will understand how to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. Concepts in Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools, the Internet of Things (IoT), automated software systems, drone usage, safety analysis, and advanced HVAC technology will be studied. Students will also learn how to protect both the physical buildings, industrial plants, transportation, infrastructure, as well as the remote system networks that operate these facilities, with an emphasis on how their critical impact to our society and the way we live.

Leveraging the Future: The Unique Benefits of an Online Master of Science in Facilities Management

In the accelerating global landscape, strategic career choices are paramount. One such strategic choice is the pursuit of an online Master of Science (MS) in Facilities Management (FM). This versatile degree bridges a gap in the professional industry, where there is a rapidly increasing demand for advanced skills in this crucial sector. Here are the compelling reasons why this innovative discipline stands out as a premier career choice for the future.

Prelude to a Global Industry

Facilities management encompasses a broad spectrum of services aimed at ensuring the functionality, comfort, safety, and efficiency of a built environment. This includes planning, designing, managing and maintaining facilities such as offices, factories, hospitals, schools, and other large establishments. It's an evolving field that demands technical knowledge, management skills, and a comprehensive understanding of environmental and organizational needs.

Choosing to pursue an MS in FM prepares you for a leadership role in this dynamic field. It offers an edge over bachelor-level qualifications, equipping you with advanced knowledge in operational management, business continuity, and facility life-cycle management, among others.

Unveiling the Online Advantage

The growing popularity of online education has added another dimension to the learning experience. It offers flexible scheduling, which is an attractive proposition for those working full-time or those who have familial responsibilities. The opportunity to learn from anywhere in the world provides access to a diverse community of learners, allowing for enriched discussions and networking opportunities.

An online MS in FM offers a convenient, adaptable format for studying, without compromising the depth or quality of the curriculum. Interactive, real-world simulations and projects, coupled with theoretical learning, prepare students for a wide range of scenarios in the FM industry.

Job Market and Demand

The demand for highly skilled facilities managers is skyrocketing, due, in part, to the increasing complexity of commercial properties and the need for a sustainable and cost-effective operational approach. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that job opportunities in this field will grow significantly over the next decade.

An MS in Facilities Management opens the doors to a variety of roles such as facilities manager, operations manager, project manager, and more. These positions often command competitive salaries, making it a lucrative career choice. Moreover, this degree can pave the way for international opportunities, given the global relevance of facilities management.

Embracing Sustainability

As organizations worldwide strive towards sustainable practices, the role of facilities management is becoming increasingly crucial. This sector plays an essential part in implementing and maintaining sustainable initiatives within the built environment.

An MS in Facilities Management teaches you the principles of sustainable management, equipping you with the skills to effectively manage resources, reduce waste, and contribute to the overall environmental goals of the organization. Therefore, this degree not only offers promising career opportunities but also contributes significantly to the global sustainability effort.

An online MS in Facilities Management presents an incredible opportunity to excel in a growing field. Its flexibility, along with its comprehensive curriculum, makes it an ideal choice for those looking to expand their career prospects.

By choosing this path, you're not just opting for a degree, but a forward-looking career that caters to the needs of our changing world. Whether you're driven by the lucrative job market, the opportunity to contribute to sustainability, or the chance to acquire an advanced degree flexibly, an online MS in Facilities Management is a key that unlocks a myriad of possibilities.

Students in this program will conduct studies in facilities management and related areas to explore real-world methods and applications within this field. Graduates within the M.S. in Facilities Management degree will be expected to fill entry-level to mid-level management positions in both the private and public sectors. Potential opportunities include: 

▪ Facilities Manager or Property Management 

▪ Portfolio & Real Estate Professional 

▪ Chief Engineer 

▪ Senior Operations Manager 

▪ Facilities Services Technician/Specialist 

▪ SCADA Engineer - Automation & Controls 


For continued study, see our PhD in Facilities Management

Why Capitol?

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Expert faculty guidance in Master's studies

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

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We’re industry-focused

Capitol has built a strong track record of providing high-quality academic programs that respond to emerging industry needs and is nationally recognized for academic excellence in our programs.

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Strong partnerships lead to career development

Capitol has established strong partnerships with leaders in the industry: the NSA, DoD, Royal Aeronautical Society, and other agencies, business, and organizations to ensure that our students have access to the best resources and networking opportunities to develop their career.

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Resources and Centers

Our Center of Academic Safety Excellence (CASE) and Critical Infrastructure Center (CIC) are focused on equipping future safety professionals with the academic and practical mastery to pursue lucrative careers in this industry.

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Program is 100% online

Our MS in Facilities Management is offered 100% online, with no on-campus classes or residencies required, allowing you the flexibility needed to balance your studies and career. 


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. 

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 has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a 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, residential and commercial property.  Professor Burke has a passion for education and has mentored hundreds of students in the construction management field.  

Career Opportunities

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Market demand for facilities management professionals

Manufacturing and construction is predicted to have 9.7 million project management openings from 2017 to 2027, and employment of construction managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

Degree Details


Generally, to apply to a graduate degree program, you should have completed a bachelor's degree or be completing a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Some master of science programs have additional technical competency requirements.

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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