MRED in Real Estate Development

Clemson University

Program Description

MRED in Real Estate Development

Clemson University

MRED in Real Estate Development

The complexities and dynamics of today’s real estate industry demand professionals who view themselves as stewards of our world’s fragile resources and who believe in responsible land use. Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program recognizes that responsible development is not just a real estate industry fad. It is a way of life and a way of work.

That’s why the Clemson MRED strives to send its graduates into the world with the building blocks to become champions of responsible development and sustainable growth, within the context of economic feasibility and value creation.


We are one of a handful of graduate real state development programs in the nation that is a joint degree between an architectural and a business college, with required classes in MBA/finance, law, construction science & management, architecture, city & regional planning and real estate development. Our students are offered what MBA real estate specializations include - and so much more!

The Clemson University MRED is a two-year, full-time program.
**All students must complete at least 54 credit hours; any exemptions from classes previously taken must have adequate replacements to attain the required minimum of 54 credit hours. *If you do not have a related undergraduate degree or course work, curriculum requirements will be 56 credit hours which includes one elective.


The MRED program’s administrative location is in Lee Hall, which houses planning and landscape architecture, construction science and management, architecture, and MRED. Student study space, computer workstations, studios and a lounge area are available for MRED students. Lee Gallery adds to the creative atmosphere with fine arts exhibits by students, faculty and well-known professionals throughout the year.

Lee Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places and is also home to the School of Design and Building collection in the Emery Gunnin Library. The Gunnin Library has more than 40,000 books, 85,000 slides, video recordings, and professional journals and periodicals. The Library also includes the Hughes Urban Land Institute Collection, consisting of all ULI books and access to over 400 ULI on-line Development Case Studies.

Lee Hall Dedication. The 55,000 sq ft Lee Hall expansion was completed in January 2012 and dedicated on April 13, 2012.  Read more about the dedication of the 'building that teaches' here.

The Clemson University Libraries are much more than a storehouse for books. They are a gateway to information — databases, books, journals and primary research materials — regardless of format. Collaboration with other universities, government agencies and industries allows shared access to other library holdings, turning the Clemson Libraries into a library without walls.

The University is ranked highly as one of the most wired universities. Clemson has shared class workspace and Web-based tools for communication and collaboration. All campus computers are connected by a Novell NetWare network infrastructure and maintained by the University’s Division of Computing and Information Technology.

How To Apply

You should begin the admission process in the academic year prior to enrollment. Completed applications are due Feb. 1 for first round admission and financial aid priority. Later applicants who are very exceptional may be considered on a rolling basis after Feb. 1 as spaces are available. Admission is allowed only in the fall semester. Go to the Prospective Student tab on the Graduate School website at for general University information and the formal application. Contact the Program Coordinator, Amy Matthews, at (864) 656-4257, for specifics on the program.

Please attach the following materials with your formal online application to the Graduate School:

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal statement of objectives (600 to 1,500 words) containing:
    • Interest in the real estate profession and the MRED program
    • Academic and professional preparation
    • Career goals
    • Vision for how your background and the MRED program meet your concept of real estate development and your future career
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2016
Full time
13,750 USD
Start date Sept. 2016
USA Clemson, South Carolina
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