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MS in Real Estate Curriculum

The Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) curriculum offers real estate-specific knowledge, exposure to related disciplines, and specific skill building.

Program Length

The program may be completed full-time within one calendar year or part-time within two years.


The MSRE program requires completion of 30 credit hours composed of 18 credit hours of required core course and 12 credit hours of electives.

Today's market is focused on the global and financial aspects of real estate. Kogod's faculty and Real Estate Advisory Council are dedicated to keeping the MSRE curriculum current and useful by closely tracking the changing industry regulations, money markets, as well as political influences.

The MSRE offers cutting-edge training in underwriting and financial modeling including Argus, financial analysis, urban planning, and sustainability, including LEED. 


International Students may participate in an internship program as a course elective for credit. Students are placed with a local real estate firm to gain experience with the U.S. real estate industry. Prior to applying for the internship program, students are required to complete all MSRE core courses in good standing and obtain approval from the program director.

Kogod is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Fast-Track School. CCIM is a high distinction in the commercial and investment real estate industry. As a Fast-Track School, students satisfy three of the four CCIM course requirements at Kogod.

The Kogod MSRE program is a university partner of the Institute of Real Estate Management. Students can satisfy up to seven educational requirements towards a Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation.

Additionally, the MSRE is a partner of the Appraisal Institute, one of only eight in the country. Students can satisfy up to ten course requirements towards an MAI designation.


Core Courses

Unique to the MSRE, the core curriculum focuses on multiple areas and components of the industry.

Real Estate Principles and Investments
Real Property and Asset Management
Real Estate Development
Real Estate Transactions and Contracts
Urban Planning and Sustainability
Real Estate Finance and Mortgage Markets

Elective Courses

Students may choose to focus their degree with a real estate or finance track.

For the real estate business track: Any four (4) from among all the courses listed below may be taken.

For the finance track: Financial Management and an additional 3 courses in bold below must be taken*.

  • Taxation of Real Estate Transactions
  • Taxation of Pass Through Entities
  • GIS Systems
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Corporate Valuation and Financial Strategy
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Special Topics in Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneur Practicum
  • Negotiations
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Special Topics in Management
  • Design and LEED
  • Environment and Politics
  • Statistical Methods
  • International Finance

*If Financial Management is waived, any four (4) courses to be chosen from among the the ones listed in bold font only. If Financial Management has not been waved, it will need to be completed in addition to three (3) other courses listed in bold font.