MS Real Estate Experience high-value real estate in the nation's capital.

Get the comprehensive - and versatile - experience you need in Kogod's Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program. You'll study both the financial and business aspects of the industry, equipping you with the hard and soft skills you need to excel as a real estate professional.

Our graduates work across all areas of the field, including commercial and international development; mortgage financing; and investment banking.


Get the Experience that Matters

Washington, D.C.'s competitive real estate market provides numerous opportunities for AU students.

Throughout the program, you’ll meet and work with prominent real estate associations.

Kogod students can network with major real estate groups throughout the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. MSRE students have gained experience working with National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

You’ll attend networking events, site visits and listen to guest speakers on campus. Past tours include The Wharf, City Market at O and Cathedral Commons. The program also offers an annual trip to New York City, providing an inside-look into the real estate community in the big apple.

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% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both


A Practice-Based and Customizable Curriculum

Our Washington, D.C. location gives you direct access to modern urban development.

Experience real estate from all perspectives and pursue coursework based on your intended career.

The core curriculum offers cutting-edge training in underwriting and financial modeling, financial analysis, urban planning and sustainability, including LEED certification. Faculty provide instruction in Argus, CoStar, Bloomberg, and other industry-specific software. 

You may take electives in finance or other relevant areas of interest in the business school, offering the flexibility to customize your degree based on your intended career track.

MS Real Estate Overview

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Graduate students discuss how the MSRE program has impacted them.

Frequently Asked Questions

The MS Real Estate program can be completed on a full or part-time basis. Full-time students graduate within 12 months; part-time in 24 months.

The program is 30 credit hours total, 9 of which are electives. Entry is permitted in the Fall or Spring semesters.

From 2013-15, 93% of MSRE graduates reported a positive career outcome, meaning they accepted a new position, were promoted, started a new company or chose to continue their education.

Employers include, but are not limited to Accountemps, CW Capital, Spirit Realty, Vornado/Charles E. Smith and JGB Companies. Learn more on the Kogod Center for Career Development’s career outcomes webpage.

In Fall 2016, 90% of the program was Full-time. 60% were male and 40% were female, and nearly half the student body represented a minority.

Still have questions?

Send us an email: kogodgrad@american.edu