Real Estate (MS)

Offered by the Kogod School of Business, the MS in Real Estate program provides students an opportunity to obtain focused training in real estate that will prepare them for professionally-oriented careers in areas such as mortgage markets and property management.

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have earned an undergraduate bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average. Applicants may also need to submit a GMAT or GRE score; please visit http://www.american.edu/kogod/admissions/ for more information. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Degree Requirements

  • 30 credit hours of approved graduate work including 21 credit hours of core and 9 credit hours of elective courses
    • A finance track of 9 credit hours may be chosen from the electives

Course Requirements

Core (21 credit hours)

Electives (9 credit hours)

Complete 9 credit hours from the following:

Note: A maximum of 3 credit hours in topics courses (FIN-685 or MGMT-685) may be counted toward degree requirements and a maximum of 3 credit hours of FIN-690 Independent Study Project in Finance  (1-6) may be counted toward degree requirements:

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. Advanced undergraduates admitted to a combined degree program that includes a master's degree from Kogod are eligible to take graduate-level courses and may apply up to 9 graduate credit hours earned as an undergraduate toward the requirements for both degrees. See Combined Bachelor's and Kogod School of Business Master's Programs for more information.