List of Masters in Real Estate Programs – Campus & Online

A graduate degree in real estate is designed to give you the tools to advance your career in the real estate, business, or finance industries, depending on the type of degree you choose to pursue. Most programs give you the option to pursue a concentration in a specific area of real estate such as finance, property development, project management, construction, real estate law, or architecture. As a graduate of this type of program, you could work with architecture firms, engineering firms, real estate development companies, brokerage firms, or builders.

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Masters in Real Estate Programs with Andra Ghent

If you’re interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Real Estate, listen to this episode of the YesCollege Podcast. Scott was joined by Andra Ghent, the Academic Director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate and an Associate Professor in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Click here to view this episode’s show notes.

 

Where Can I Earn My Masters in Real Estate Degree?

While you’re listening to the podcast, check out our list of schools with real estate programs in the US. For each school, we provide a few highlights, including program offerings, course breakdown, and accreditation.

Click on the links below to jump to a specific state’s programs. You can also skip ahead to our Quick Facts about a master’s degree in real estate, or information about degree types and accreditation.

Online

Georgetown University
Accredited by MSCHE

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“Georgetown University presents the Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate in an online format, providing a flexible path for future industry leaders to advance their knowledge and accelerate their careers. This program develops critical real estate skills at the highest academic level. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fluctuating commercial real estate market and differentiate yourself in this competitive industry.”

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“You will combine environmental and economic sustainability, social consciousness, design excellence and financial feasibility in new development, rehabilitation and redevelopment projects to invigorate communities and shape healthy places to live, work, and play. In the MS in Real Estate Development program, you will work on collaborative projects, case study analysis, on-site visits, and real-world projects to give you experience in the development process from market analysis and valuation, while building a network of professional contacts.”
Monmouth University
Accredited by MSCHE

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“The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Real Estate has been designed to meet the needs of those whose careers center around the real estate industry and are seeking advanced knowledge in the areas of real estate valuation, finance, lease, law, and development, as well as a solid business background. Overall an MBA in Real Estate prepares graduates with an advanced business skill set, helps establish a network of professional connections, and helps open the door to new job opportunities, career advancement, and higher salaries.”

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Alabama

Auburn University
Accredited by SACS
“The Executive Masters in Real Estate Development program at Auburn’s Harbert College of Business and its College of Architecture, Design and Construction have combined to create a program that equips you with the skills necessary to master the key aspects of real estate development: finance, architecture, planning, construction, law, and market analysis. All of the courses in the program are designed to take students from diverse educational backgrounds and bring them to the same starting point to address the material.”
University of Alabama
Accredited by SACS
“Real Estate is a specialization in the Culverhouse College of Commerce! The specialization can be paired with any major within the business school. Students earn the specialization after completing 4 courses. Our students have an additional benefit of being eligible to take the Alabama Real Estate Salesperson License Exam after passing 2 courses! Graduates of our program with a specialization or concentration in real estate earn education credits toward Institute for Real Estate Management’s Certified Property Management (CPM) designation. Real Estate is also available as a concentration for MBA and Master of Finance students.”

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Arizona

Arizona State University
Accredited by HLC
“Arizona State University’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) is an accelerated 30-week full-immersion program focused on educating students and mid-career professionals in the practices of real estate development. MRED’s trans-disciplinary teaching team represents disciplines from the schools of design, law, construction and business. The program aligns classroom instruction with real-world case studies & sophisticated project work involving leading real estate development professionals.”
University of Arizona
Accredited by HLC
“The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program recruits students who have demonstrated excellence in their professional careers and who have the potential to become future industry leaders. The MRED program gives students opportunities to: connect with stakeholders in development, design, construction, project management, and research; focus on leadership, entrepreneurialism, and creative thinking; understand best practices in responsible and sustainable real estate development; and employ real estate development technology.”

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California

Pepperdine University
Accredited by WASC
“Designed for individuals who want to learn the ins and outs of real estate investment, financial analysis, and strategic development, the Pepperdine Master of Science in Real Estate takes your education far beyond the traditional field of real estate. The one-year MSRE program is experience-driven and cross-disciplinary. Using “best of breed” tools and technology, students in the Real Estate program acquire valuable skills in finance, law, economics, and decision-making, giving them a unique, competitive edge in today’s burgeoning real estate and debt/equity markets.”
“The Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D) is an 11 month interdisciplinary degree program incorporating finance and innovative design to prepare real estate development professionals to build sustainable, equitable, and prosperous cities. The MRED+D covers the fundamentals of real estate markets, finance, urban economics, property and land use law, project feasibility analysis, and the details of the urban development process.”
“The real estate concentration at UCLA Anderson is integrated into the school’s general MBA curriculum. Students interested in this career path will learn about real estate financing and investing as well as entrepreneurial real estate development. The field is interdisciplinary in nature and students are encouraged to take courses in taxation and law, as well as classes in related departments at UCLA, such as Urban Planning, Public Policy, Architecture and Civil Engineering.”
University of San Diego
Accredited by WASC
“While earning your Master of Science in Real Estate, you’ll learn all the stages involved in developing commercial real estate, including site acquisition, property valuation, financing and marketing and leasing strategies. Our dedicated real estate professors will lend you their quantitative expertise as you learn financial modeling and train for the industry’s most sought-after professional designations, like ARGUS, LEED and CCIM.”
“The Master of Business Administration/Master of Real Estate Development dual degree program enables students to expand their skills in planning, land development, marketing, decision sciences, accounting, management, finance and economics. This program normally requires two years (including summers) of full-time study in residence to complete. A total of 82 units are required, which include: all courses required in an MBA core program; Economics of Urban Land Use: Feasibility Studies (3 units); Advanced Real Estate Law, and graduate business electives.”

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Colorado

“Build an extensive foundation in the financial, investment and operational aspects of real estate with a Master’s in Real Estate degree. Rigorous coursework focused on quantitative financial analysis and management in small, focused, collaborative classes fosters vibrant discussions and deep interaction with faculty. Get career-ready with in-depth knowledge of the latest industry trends, business concepts and leadership techniques from accomplished alumni, industry leaders and Leeds’ world-class faculty.”
University of Denver
Accredited by HLC
“The Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment can be completed in one year full-time or 18 months part-time. Our program gives you the full range of real estate, property development and integrated project delivery you need to succeed in real estate development. At the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, we take a holistic approach to the business of the built environment—providing a 360-degree view of a project life cycle. Leadership skills, management training and business acumen are in high-demand.”

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Connecticut

University of Connecticut
Accredited by NEASC
“UConn’s MBA real estate specialty supplements the Financial Analysis and Investments concentration with general principles necessary for effective real estate decision-making. Courses are taught by faculty from UConn’s nationally renowned Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies. The program provides students the flexibility to focus on areas of individual interest.”

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Florida

“The MS in International Real Estate program combines a mastery of real estate fundamentals with an international transaction focus. Gain real-world knowledge in the areas of valuation, investment analysis and performance measurement, financing techniques, law, and accounting. Expand your professional network and absorb invaluable insights from the practical experience of your fellow students already working in different real estate sectors, including acquisitions, mortgage brokerage, consulting, investments, appraisal, law and development.”
Florida State University
Accredited by SACS
“Florida State University’s part-time, online MBA with Real Estate Specialization program consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours, and offers a rigorous set of elective courses focused on real estate finance and analysis. Florida State’s Real Estate Program is home to the Center for Real Estate Education & Research, which fosters interaction through a complement of activities, including annual conferences, and regular speaker series and senior executive forums, and more.”
Nova Southeastern University
Accredited by SACS
“NSU’s M.S. in Real Estate Development program builds industry leaders by preparing graduates with the multidisciplinary knowledge and tools to succeed in real estate development, investment, finance, management and marketing. Graduates learn core knowledge and advanced application skills to locate and analyze property, determine the physical, market, legal and political parameters and create viable financial, development and management structures.”
University of Florida
Accredited by SACS
“The ten-month, full-time in residence, Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program is a unique combination of theory and practice that will both enhance your real estate education and develop your professional skills. The 34 credit hour MSRE program begins in late June and ends with graduation the following May. In addition to a cohesive and comprehensive set of core real estate courses, students are able to select from a broad array of finance, entrepreneurship, development, building construction, and urban and regional planning electives.”
University of Miami
Accredited by SACS
“The Miami Business School offers an accelerated MBA program with a concentration in real estate. Designed for those who have already earned an undergraduate degree in business, this accelerated program begins each May and includes two paid internships. Students get real-world, hands-on commercial real estate experience at two different commercial real estate companies.”

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Georgia

Emory University
Accredited by SACS
“Aside from the MBA program’s fundamentals-focused curriculum, Goizueta’s proximity to Atlanta is one of the greatest differentiators from other real estate programs. Goizueta Business School at Emory University provides students with the unique opportunity to expand their professional networks between classes through active participation in local real estate associations and expert advice on group projects and potential career paths.”
“The Master of Real Estate Development at Georgia Tech is a collaborative academic program offering a technical, design-based degree that also explores the business, planning, and policy components of responsible real estate development to provide students the knowledge demanded for the sustainable utilization of the land.”
Georgia State University
Accredited by SACS
“The MS in Real Estate curriculum focuses on real estate, not general business, equipping our graduates with a broad knowledge of market analysis, development, finance, investment, and corporate real estate management. MSRE students gain a more expansive understanding of the real estate industry than MBA students do.”
University of Georgia
Accredited by SACS
“Georgia MBAs with a concentration in Real Estate s designed to improve an individual’s ability to make real estate acquisition, management, and disposition decisions. The study of real estate is divided into the areas of real estate analysis and real estate practice. Topics in these broad areas include: cash flow analysis, the role of real estate in increasing shareholder value, site selection, financing alternatives, control and disposition, and more.”

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Illinois

DePaul University
Accredited by HLC
“The Master of Science in Real Estate equips you with the skills necessary to help you launch your career in real estate investment analysis and finance. Whether you’re a career changer or you already work in the industry and want to deepen your skills, the MS in Real Estate gives you a strong foundation for real estate industry leadership by immersing you in real-world projects with real Chicago companies.”
Northwestern University
Accredited by HLC
“Kellogg at Northwestern’s MBA Real Estate curriculum is structured in two stages. In the first foundational stage we develop tools that are critical to the analysis of real estate transactions. In the second stage, which provides depth of coverage for those wanting to specialize in real estate, we create a body of knowledge on the specific institutions of the market and the interaction of real estate markets with urban planning, development, entrepreneurship, public policy, and law.”
Roosevelt University
Accredited by HLC
“The MSRE is a specialized degree tailored to enhance a student’s knowledge of the industry with a complete curriculum of real estate courses (10 real estate courses with three core classes and seven electives) versus the MBA program with the majority of general business classes and only 3-4 real estate electives. The curriculum provides the academic and practical knowledge necessary to achieve success in wide range of real estate fields: commercial development, property management, finance, research, project planning, consulting, brokerage, homebuilding, and others.”
“MBA students in this concentration study a combination of economics, finance, and urban planning to gain a full perspective of the field of real estate with an emphasis in urban real estate markets, using metropolitan Chicago as a working laboratory. Courses offered in this program include: Real Estate Finance, Urban Real Estate and Land Economics, Urban Economics, and Investments.”
“The Real Estate MBA concentration includes learning the “language” of real estate. Courses will emphasize analytical techniques for evaluating potential investments in real estate with the emphasis on commercial real estate. Students will be prepared for entry-level and more advanced jobs in a variety of areas related to real estate.”

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Indiana

University of Indianapolis
Accredited by HLC
“The MPS in Real Estate Development gives you practical skills and knowledge to advance your career in this growing industry. The MPS is 30 credit hours. Courses are accelerated and last 7.5 weeks, so you can take six credit hours per term while only taking one class at a time. This allows you to complete the program in five semesters (21 months). The MPS program is structured as a cohort, giving you the opportunity to network and develop relationships with classmates from diverse backgrounds.”

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Louisiana

Tulane University
Accredited by SACS
“The Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) degree is an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to become effective and influential participants in the fields of real estate finance, design and development. We equip our graduates with a blended education in business, economics, sustainable design, urbanism, and legal issues. The MSRED degree is practice-oriented, and the program emphasizes opportunities for students to gain experience and build a professional network in innovative for-profit, non-profit and public settings.”

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Maryland

Johns Hopkins University
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure program has been a leader in real estate education for 25 years. One of the few graduate real estate programs of its kind to be part of a business school, the program will introduce you to multiple disciplines of the field, including: investment, development, finance, construction and design, entrepreneurship, planning and sustainability, capital markets, and real estate law. The curriculum will provide you with greater flexibility and experience in an increasingly competitive and diversified industry.”
University of Maryland
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Master of Real Estate Development [MRED] program at the University of Maryland provides a comprehensive graduate level education designed to prepare students for a successful career in real estate development. It delivers a comprehensive curriculum with a foundation in the business, finance and entrepreneurial aspects of real estate, paying special attention to the “quadruple bottom line:” economic viability, environmental respect, social responsibility and beautiful design. The program offers a unique mix of elements and a strong finance foundation that prepares students to successfully address industry challenges and become accomplished practitioners.”

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Massachusetts

Brandeis University
Accredited by NEASC
“The MBA Real Estate concentration can be completed with a minimum of 20 credits. Students who declare this concentration often go on to land jobs in the areas of capital markets, financial analysis, development, market research and leasing, and urban planning. The skills and experiences acquired in this concentration have proven to benefit students who embark on careers that require a broad understanding of real estate, including capital markets, financial analysis, development, market research and leasing, and urban planning.”
“MIT’s Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) is the most concentrated, science-based graduate degree in real estate available. The MSRED is the first one-year degree of its kind, fulfilling a need for specialized education beyond the scope of the traditional MBA. The MSRED prepares men and women to compete in the global market with superior qualifications — providing the research-based expertise necessary to solve complex problems in contemporary real estate.”

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Missouri

“Master of Science in Entrepreneurial Real Estate (M.S.E.R.E.) traditional format is designed for currently practicing real estate professionals or those in a related field who are ready to advance their career to the management level. Classes are offered in the evening to accommodate the working professional. Master of Business Administration Real Estate Emphasis curriculum is structured to insure students have practical knowledge and skills appropriate for providing management and policy leadership in the realm of real estate and its related industries.”

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New Jersey

Monmouth University
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Real Estate has been designed to meet the needs of those whose careers center around the real estate industry and are seeking advanced knowledge in the areas of real estate valuation, finance, lease, law, and development, as well as a solid business background. Overall an MBA in Real Estate prepares graduates with an advanced business skill set, helps establish a network of professional connections, and helps open the door to new job opportunities, career advancement, and higher salaries.”
Rutgers University
Accredited by MSCHE
“The full-time MBA concentration in Real Estate at Rutgers will prepare you with knowledge you need to grow as a real estate professional. Our curriculum is built on four core courses — Aggregate Economic Analysis, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Law and Real Estate Development — each designed to give you a profound understanding of issues touching all aspects of the real estate industry. Innovative electives let you zero in on particular parts of the real estate industry that interest you.”

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New York

Baruch College
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Master’s in Real Estate degree program gives students the analytical and financial background necessary to succeed in the business of real estate. The program leverages its business relationships and industry-expert faculty to bring the New York real estate industry to the classroom. Building from a foundation in real estate finance, investment, and analysis, our rigorous curriculum spans the essentials of development and law.”
Columbia University
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Real Estate Development program’s expanded three-semester curriculum combines the fundamental skills of professional real estate with a holistic approach to urban development as a creative act. Graduates receive a Master of Science of Real Estate Development (MS.RED) in an intensive calendar year spanning from May to May. Cross-disciplinary electives draw on the program’s access to the extraordinary offerings of GSAPP and Columbia at large, while required coursework immerses students in the three core tenets of urban real estate development: the financial, the physical, and the legal.”
Cornell University
Accredited by MSCHE
“Commit to two years of immersive study with Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate and you will enjoy and be challenges by a transformational education. Leveraging your fundamental knowledge and passion for the industry, the faculty, alumni, and even your fellow students will help you to become a leader in your field. At the end of the first semester, students, in collaboration with their advisors, select a concentration in International Real Estate; Real Estate Consulting and Market Analysis; Property, Asset, and Portfolio Management; Development and Sustainability; Real Estate Finance and Investments; or Independent Concentration.”
Syracuse University
Accredited by MSCHE
“The full-time Syracuse MBA program is designed to provide you with a collaborative and customized experience that prepares you for success in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Full-time Syracuse MBA students choose to specialize in one of seven concentrations, including Real Estate. The Real Estate concentration allows students to obtain further depth of knowledge in real estate to enhance their graduate degrees.”

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North Carolina

“The MBA Real Estate Concentration at UNC Kenan­-Flagler Business School is designed to provide you with a broad background in all aspects of the real estate industry. It develops competencies that can be applied to a wide array of real estate decision making. Our graduates have gone on to accept a huge range of positions in nearly every corner of the industry, including: Acquisitions, Asset Management, Consulting, Corporate Real Estate, Development, Finance, Investment Banking, and Private Equity.”
“The UNC Charlotte MBA is a 36-credit-hour program: the core courses (24 hours) and the elective/concentrations component (12 hours). After completing the basics, your MBA education becomes a reflection of your professional goals. The Belk College MBA offers 16 exciting concentrations including Real Estate. The Real Estate Concentration includes classes like Real Estate Finance and Investment, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Capital Markets and Site Planning, Building Design, and Construction Fundamentals.”

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Oregon

Marylhurst University
Accredited by NWCCU
“The Marylhurst’s Commercial Real Estate focused MBA curriculum is designed for real estate professionals who want to enhance their existing skills within the commercial real estate industry. Go beyond fundamental business concepts and gain in-depth knowledge in content areas like: real estate development, real estate finance, management, and real estate law. Delivered by Marylhurst’s world-class faculty, the real estate MBA curriculum is designed to help you master advanced business skills and concepts and learn to apply them in the context of the real estate industry.”
Portland State University
Accredited by NWCCU
“The Portland State Master of Real Estate Development can be completed in as little as 12 months (full-time), or 24 months (part-time). Build your expertise through interdisciplinary coursework that blends business and planning perspectives. Co-developed with industry leaders, the curriculum is highly relevant and application-oriented. Sustainability is a core value at Portland State and runs through the entire MRED curriculum.”

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Pennsylvania

“You will combine environmental and economic sustainability, social consciousness, design excellence and financial feasibility in new development, rehabilitation and redevelopment projects to invigorate communities and shape healthy places to live, work, and play. In the MS in Real Estate Development program, you will work on collaborative projects, case study analysis, on-site visits, and real-world projects to give you experience in the development process from market analysis and valuation, while building a network of professional contacts.”
University of Pennsylvania
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Wharton School at UPenn has offered a real estate major for MBA students and undergraduates since 1985. The major consists of two required credit units and three electives. While the required courses focus on real estate development, and finance, the electives allow students to explore a variety of issues related to real estate. These include real estate economics, urban fiscal policy, real estate law, housing markets, the relationship between government policy and private development and international real estate markets. The real estate major prepares students to be leaders in the real estate industry.”
Villanova University
Accredited by MSCHE
“The Real Estate Concentration at the Villanova School of Business is designed to provide MBA students with a broad background in all aspects of the real estate industry.The concentration focuses on the investment in and development of commercial real estate.The courses that are required in the concentration are designed to develop exposure, intuition, and technical ability that can be applied to a wide array of real estate decision making.”

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South Carolina

Clemson University
Accredited by SACS
“Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development program is a full-time, 56-credit program that can be completed in either 18-months for Entry Level Early Career Students or 12-months for Experienced Development Professionals. The Master of Real Estate Development program educates students to become professional leaders and innovators in the development of sustainable communities.”

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Texas

Texas A&M University
Accredited by SACS
“The Master of Real Estate Program (MRE) at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School gives students the fundamental knowledge of commercial real estate to immediately add value in the marketplace. The program’s concentration on finance, real estate law, economics, market analysis, and negotiations allows the student to explore the industry as they develop their skills and contacts. Some highlights to consider: 16-month program with diverse course structure, enrichment opportunities develop advance competencies, 100% job placement record, access to industry leaders, and more.”
University of North Texas
Accredited by SACS
“The MBA degree in Business Studies with a concentration in Real Estate provides you with a breadth of knowledge in various business disciplines. This degree is designed to proved advanced study for property professionals and for persons interested in developing their skills in real estate. Graduates from the program have a well-rounded business education, are equipped with the management tools needed to compete in a global market, and have an increased under-standing of the importance of time management and efficiency.”
University of Texas Austin
Accredited by SACS
“The MBA Real Estate Concentration is tailored to students seeking careers in real estate finance, investment and development. The Center emphasizes the importance of a concurrent classroom and experiential learning. Our graduates have both the technical and practical skills to succeed as leaders of tomorrow’s real estate industry. The MBA Real Estate Concentration is exclusively available to students in the full-time program.”

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Utah

University of Utah
Accredited by NWCCU
“The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program at the David Eccles School of Business delivers the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to build and sustain a successful real estate career. A joint venture between the Eccles School and the College of Architecture + Planning, the MRED program is designed for students and professionals with varied backgrounds and experience. The program employs a flexible format, with late-afternoon and evening classes that accommodate both working professionals and full-time students.”

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Virginia

George Mason University
Accredited by SACS
“The Mason Masters in Real Estate Development offers a wide range of real estate classes in the School of Business, with additional electives available in our MBA program, the Volgenau School of Engineering, and Schar School of Policy and Government. The program requires 36 course credits to graduate. You can choose from appropriate electives in the business, engineering, and policy schools to complete the remaining coursework. The classes are taught in the evening on our Arlington campus, with some elective courses available in Fairfax.”
Longwood University
Accredited by SACS
“The MBA Real Estate concentration equips you with dynamic, practice-oriented skills that give you the capability to tackle the challenges facing tomorrow’s real estate professionals. The Real Estate concentration prepares you to be a leader in the industry, working in areas such as commercial and corporate real estate, development, investment management and finance.”
“The M.S. in Business, Real Estate concentration program provides a comprehensive education in related disciplines, which greatly enhances our graduates’ analytical skills and abilities to communicate with other professionals. By completing this program, you can also fast track to the Certified Commercial Investment Member professional designation.”

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Washington

University of Washington
Accredited by NWCCU
“The vision of the MSRE program is to prepare graduates to become future leaders in the real estate industry by fostering innovative and interdisciplinary critical thinking, grounded in fundamental principles, while embracing sustainability and best industry practices. Students benefit from theoretical and practical approaches to a variety of real estate issues, developing problem solving skills taught by highly qualified faculty, augmented by a wealth of affiliate faculty who are real estate industry leaders.”

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Washington D.C.

Georgetown University
Accredited by MSCHE
“Georgetown University presents the Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate in an online format, providing a flexible path for future industry leaders to advance their knowledge and accelerate their careers. This program develops critical real estate skills at the highest academic level. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fluctuating commercial real estate market and differentiate yourself in this competitive industry.”

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Wisconsin

“The Wisconsin MBA Program specialization in real estate has the range of focused classes and experienced faculty to help achieve your career goals. In addition to a robust foundation in general management, courses in real estate law, valuation, software analysis, and economics give our graduates the breadth of knowledge to make the right decisions in a demanding market.”

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Masters in Real Estate Quick Facts

Here is a brief snapshot of what to expect and look forward to with a master’s degree in real estate.

Quick Facts
Common Pre-Enrollment Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, 1 – 5 years professional experience, GMAT or GRE
Common Core Subjects Covered: Finance, Development, Management, Construction, Real Estate Law
Non-Classwork Required: Internship (thesis may also be required)
Expected Time to Complete Master’s Degree: 1 – 2 years
Common Next Steps: Intermediate/Senior-Level Position, Doctoral Degree
Most Common Career Fields: Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Law, Property Development, Integrated Project Delivery, Asset Management, Portfolio Management
 

Exploring Degree Types and Accreditation

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in real estate have the option to pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Real Estate, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Real Estate. An MS or MBA in Real Estate is often used interchangeably with an MS or MBA in Real Estate Development. Here is a brief breakdown of those programs:

  • MS in Real Estate/Real Estate Development – an advanced degree with a strict focus in real estate/real estate development, sometimes referred to as a Masters in Real Estate/Real Estate Development (MRE/MRED) degree, and is best for those who only want to pursue a career in the real estate industry; due to its more narrow focus, students may be able to complete this degree in one year (full-time)
  • MBA in Real Estate/Real Estate Development – an advanced degree that focuses on real estate in the broader context of business administration, and is best for those who want more flexibility in their career options; because it covers both real estate and business administration concepts, this program typically takes two years to complete (full-time)

Accreditation is important for all degrees, ensuring you receive a qualified education. The accrediting bodies featured in our list are:

  • CIHE – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  • DEAC – Distance Education Accrediting Commission
  • HLC – Higher Learning Commission
  • MSA – Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • MSCHE – Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • NCA – North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • NWCCU – Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • WSCUC – WASC Senior College and University Commission

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