Looking For A Facility Management Degree? See These 12 Programs

For any professionals interested in pursuing a degree in facilities management, these U.S. programs range from associate to master's degrees.

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Many learning opportunities are available for novice or experienced facility management professionals looking to gain additional insight into their roles and responsibilities.

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) offers a variety of materials and courses for FMs to help expand their knowledge base. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Training Institute Education Center lists different educational programs for professionals to choose from, including everything from Evacuation and Emergency Planning to Health Hazard Awareness. In addition, Facility Executive offers educational content in the form of articles, webinars, podcasts, and more for FMs.

Now, for young professionals looking to earn a facility management degree or for experienced FMs looking further their knowledge, here are 12 programs from colleges to consider:

Undergraduate, Diploma, or Associate Programs

Manchester Community College – Manchester, NH
The program aims to provide students with a foundational education that will tackle the multi-disciplinary nature of the FM field.

New York Institute Of Technology—New York, NY
With the Facilities Management, Advanced Certificate, professionals will learn how to keep buildings running effectively and efficiently. It covers skills such as how to maintain critical equipment, reduce operating costs, and provide security for occupants.

Pratt Institute—New York, NY
Pratt’s Facilities Management graduate program can be completed in three semesters of fulltime study at its Manhattan campus. This program prepares students to assume executive responsibilities in the management of facilities and strategic planning.

SUNY Maritime College—Throggs Neck, NY
The facilities engineering program equips young professionals to operate, service, and manage the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and other systems for large facilities.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy—Buzzards Bay, MA
Its undergraduate Facilities Engineering (FENG) program prepares cadets for careers in facilities engineering, management, and operations.

University of Minnesota—Saint Paul, MN
The Facility Management track of the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in construction management is a comprehensive program where students study the complete building life cycle.

Temple University—Philadelphia, PA
This facilities management undergraduate degree program aims to help students learn how to ensure building spaces effectively support the needs of occupants and organizations.

Eastwick Education—Paterson, NJ
Earn a diploma in as little as nine months with this accelerated program with a curriculum that covers welding, electrical work, and structural and finished carpentry.

Master’s Degrees

Arizona State University—Tempe, AZ
The master’s training can be done online, and the college is a licensed IFMA education provider. This program focuses on the application of best practices for a high-performance FM organization.

Georgia Institute of Technology—Atlanta, GA
The master of science degree educates students on both advanced technological and business approaches for the life-cycle management of the built environment.

Indiana University—Indianapolis, IN
M.S. in Technology: Facilities Management is designed for working professionals and was developed based on IFMA’s core competencies.

The University of Texas, San Antonio
The Master’s degree is online and designed to support fully-qualified facilities managers as they aim to advance in this profession.

Wentworth Institute of Technology—Boston, MA
The Master of Science in Facility Management aims to prepare professionals to take on a leadership role in managing an organization’s property and equipment.

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