Department of Construction Management

The Department of Construction Management at Thomas Jefferson University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to provide students with a practice-oriented understanding of construction technology and management from project inception to close-out. Our mission is to prepare students to be ethical, innovative problem-solvers who understand the full construction business model. 


The Department of Construction Management educates tomorrow’s construction managers in leading and managing the construction process from project inception to close-out, with a focus on building quality projects, safely, on time, within budget, and to customer expectations, as applied to complex commercial, infrastructure, and residential building projects. 

CABE Graduate students

Welcome to the Department of Construction Management

Chair and Associate Professor:
Gulbin Ozcan-Deniz, PhD, LEED AP BD+C

Department of Construction Management Highlights

  • Practical, industry-centered curriculum
  • Hands-on, collaborative experiences
  • Expert faculty with industry ties
  • Sustainable thinking approach
  • Multiple study abroad opportunities, including Italy, New Zealand, Costa Rica, France, China, the United Kingdom and Australia
  • International construction honor society membership through Sigma Lambda Chi (Jefferson is one of more than 75 chapters in the United States, Australia and Ireland)
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Expert Faculty

The department’s expert faculty offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate majors and programs to achieve professional goals for future construction management leaders. Our programs provide students with a broad practice-oriented understanding of construction technology, business, architecture, and engineering. Our core value is centered on providing students and the global construction community with the highest quality construction management education possible. We are committed to ensuring that the educational opportunities we provide for the students we serve will prepare them with the knowledge and tools that will enable them to become successful professional constructors and managers of the construction process.