MSRE at a Glance

The Master of Science in Real Estate is structured as follows:

  • 60 credits; full-time (18 months) or part-time (36 months) schedule
  • 33 credits of core courses
  • Students choose an option (corporate real estate, finance & investment, development, or general degree)
  • Minimum 15 credits in chosen option
  • Minimum 3 real estate elective credits and
  • Minimum 9 interdisciplinary elective credits
  • Internship required (learn more)

The normal course of study is over five quarters. This would mean that a student starting the program in September 2018 would graduate at the end of the spring quarter, March 2020. Students can however opt to lengthen this by pursuing a part-time program of study. This would usually result in the program taking nine quarters to complete.

The program core consists of 33 credits in the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Real Estate
  • Financial Modeling for Real Estate I (EXCEL)
  • Financial Modeling for Real Estate II (ARGUS)
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Real Estate Economics & Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Law I
  • Asset Management
  • Leadership in the Built Environment
  • Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
  • Best Practices in Sustainable Real Estate

Details of the individual courses are available on the Course Descriptions page. The core modules are generally taken during the first three quarters of the program. Students can then opt to either take a general MSRE route or specialize in corporate real estate, development, or finance & investment. A “gateway” module in the spring quarter introduces students to their chosen specialism. Joint specialisms in corporate real estate + finance and investment, or development + finance and investment are also available.