MCM/MArch

The Master of Architecture/Master of Construction Management (MArch/MCM) joint degree program prepares architectural students for the diverse roles within today's multidisciplinary design/construction process. This special program allows students to earn the two degrees in considerably less time than one would need to earn the degrees separately.

The MCM degree prepares students for every aspect of leading a construction project or organization. The curriculum incorporates traditional themes—cost, time, risk, and quality management—strengthened with multidisciplinary topics—business, finance, ethics, and law. Lectures and lab-based education provide students with an environment for practical application utilizing best practices that address current issues and developments in the industry.

In addition to the normal regular MCM curriculum, the MArch/MCM joint program includes a unique course: the MCM/MArch Capstone Project. In this course, students apply constructability principles to their final MCM degree project.

The MCM program requires 30 units of study, in addition to any prerequisite work that may be required. Some of the 30-unit requirement or prerequisite course work may be met through courses taken in the MArch program.

Enrollment in the MCM program as a joint degree is possible for students who have achieved advanced standing (500 level/MArch2 or above) in the MArch program. To enroll in the joint degree programs, students already enrolled in the MArch program must complete a joint degree declaration form (available from Aaron Akins), in addition to completing the necessary MCM application procedures and having a meeting with the Steve Bannes, director of Graduate Studies in Construction Management.

Regardless of whether a student pursues the joint degree or just decides to take courses in the MCM program, enrollment in Construction Management courses is limited to one course per semester for all students who have not yet completed their architecture degree. Students who do not intend to pursue the joint degree but who take courses in the construction management program may be charged additional tuition for those courses.

Questions concerning the MArch portion of this program should be addressed to:
Chandler Ahrens
Student Advisor, MCM/MArch program
cahrens@wustl.edu

Questions concerning the MCM portion of this program should be addressed to:
Steve W. Bannes
Program Director, Graduate Studies in Construction Management
sbannes@wustl.edu
314.935.5484
sever.wustl.edu