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The MSRE program is a comprehensive graduate program that prepares students for future leadership roles in the real estate industry. The program is located within the College of Built Environments, providing students with a truly interdisciplinary experience. Small class sizes allow for heightened interaction with faculty and various opportunities to participate in intercollegiate competitions.


The application deadline is January 15th for an autumn quarter start date. The program accepts applicants for the next academic year, all students start in the autumn quarter. January 15th is a hard deadline for international applications, and a soft deadline for domestic applications. We continue to accept domestic students up until July 1st subject to space availability. For full consideration for financial assistance applications should be submitted by the January 15th deadline.

We accept students from any and all professional and academic backgrounds into the MSRE program. To qualify for the advanced standing degree, students must have completed the following four courses: an accounting course, a statistics course, a data visualization or econometrics course, and a management course.

For current tuition rates, please visit the dashboards posted by the Office of Planning and Budgeting

The applicants we receive for the MSRE bring a unique and varied portfolio of interests, professional affiliations, and a passion for real estate. Throughout the course of the year you will face challenges and encounter learning experiences designed to prepare you for your future career. Students come from diverse academic and geographic backgrounds, but they form close bonds as they work together and share their common career goals. This diversity of interests and experiences is a key component in the journey of exploration and professional development that is part of the MSRE.

Seattle provides the perfect environment to study the key issues facing real estate today. The Puget Sound region has been one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S over the last thirty years and is home to major corporations including Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks and Nordstrom. While Seattle is a fabulous interactive classroom, the program provides national and international context and relevance. This global outlook is vital in an industry that is increasingly operating on a cross-border basis. It is more important than ever that graduates are aware of how markets differ globally, and how investors behave differently.

The MSRE is designated as a STEM degree. This designation allows international students to be eligible for up to 3 years of post graduation Optional Practical Training. For more information on STEM OPT extension please visit the UW International Student Services website

Eli Heller – Graduate Program Advisor & Career Coach –