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MS Degrees in Real Estate

This page displays information about the various MS Degrees in Real Estate.

What Alumni are Saying

Roget Lerner
Graduate 2011
MS Real Estate
Director of Acquisitions at Sanchez Booden Lerner LLC

Peter Musso
Graduate 2013
MS Real Estate
First Sterling Financial as a Development Risk Manager

Adam Jacobs
Graduate 2009
(First graduate of the MSRE Program)
Senior Associate, New York Life Investors LLC


Pamela Burke

"The opportunities and knowledge I received extend beyond the Real Estate focused courses in areas such as finance, law, development, and research. The program also introduced me to well known professionals with a wealth of experience and accomplishments in the industry."

Pam Burke Graduate 2011, MS Real Estate, Senior Associate, New York Life-NYC Investors


The MS in Real Estate

The MS Program in Real Estate delivers not only core business knowledge and management skills but also knowledge and technical training specific to the real estate industry. The result: Graduates are positioned for many varied and lucrative positions with real estate development firms, appraisal and consulting firms, accounting firms, insurance companies, pension funds, banks and financial institutions,investment banks, real estate investment trusts, mortgage security underwriters, commingled real estate funds, regulatory agencies, and firms with large real estate holdings.

Learn about available scholarships for incoming and current students.

Students who earn the MS degree in real estate complete a 31.5-credit curriculum consisting of 19.5 credits (7 courses) of required study and 12 credits (4 courses) of elective study.

The 31.5-credit MS Program in Real Estate is available as a Zicklin School Flex-Time Program, which allows candidates to take courses on either a part-time or full-time schedule, depending on their needs each semester.

MS students may transfer up to 8 credits (2 courses). Certain conditions apply and requests are subject to approval by the Department of Real Estate and the Office of Graduate Academic Services.

Preliminary Courses (6 credits)

Students with appropriate academic preparation will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements.

STA 9708

Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions

Courses in Specialization (31.5 credits)

Required Courses (19.5 credits)

BUS 9551* Business Communication I 1.5
RES 9776 Real Estate Finance 3
RES 9790 (LAW 9790) Law of Real Estate Transactions and Land Use Regulations 3
RES 9850 Real Estate Capital Markets 3
RES 9860 Real Estate Development 3
RES 9900 Advanced Real Estate Investment Analysis 3
RES 9910 Analytical Skills for Real Estate Decision Making 3
Elective Courses (12 credits)

Choose four courses from the following:

ECO 9774** Economics of Urban Areas 3
FIN 9770 Financial Decision Making 3
RES 9800 Real Estate Valuation and Market Analysis 3
RES 9901 Special Topics in Real Estate 3
RES 9920 Project Management and Construction 3
RES 9930 (TAX 9930) Real Estate Taxation 3
RES 9950 International Real Estate 3
RES 9960** Real Estate and Urban Economics 3
RES 9980 (MGT 9875) Real Estate Entrepreneurship 3

*Effective for all MS-Real Estate students admitted in spring 2016 or later. Students admitted prior to spring 2016 should consult their preliminary course evaluation and/or waiver exam results, since other requirements and conditions may apply.

**Either RES 9960 or ECO 9774 may be used to fulfill the specialization requirement, not both.



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