Experience a high-value real estate program 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
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 the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP), the 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 at the real estate community in the Big Apple.
A Practice-Based and Customizable Curriculum
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, and 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.
Required (12 credit hours)
REAL-731 Real Property and Asset Management (3)
REAL-734 Real Estate Development (3)
REAL-735 Real Estate Transactions and Contracts (3)
REAL-737 Real Estate Finance and Mortgage Markets (3)
Capstone (3 credit hours)
REAL-736 Urban Planning and Sustainability (3)
Electives (15 credit hours)
Complete 15 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 may be counted toward degree requirements. A finance track of 15 credit hours may be chosen from the electives.
ACCT-677 Financial Statement Analysis (3) / FIN-677 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT-746 Taxation of Real Estate Transactions (3)
ACCT-747 Taxation of Pass-Through Entities (3)
CSC-610 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)
FIN-573 Corporate Valuation and Financial Strategy (3)
FIN-614 Financial Management (3)
FIN-630 Financial Analysis of the Firm: Concepts and Applications (3)
FIN-660 Financial Modeling (3)
FIN-665 Quantitative Methods in Finance I (3)
FIN-666 Quantitative Methods in Finance II (3)
FIN-672 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)
FIN-674 Derivatives and Risk Management (3)
FIN-684 Fixed Income Analysis (3)
FIN-685 Topics in Finance (1.5-3)
FIN-687 Corporate Governance (3) / MGMT-687 Corporate Governance (3)
FIN-690 Independent Study Project in Finance (1-6)
FIN-691 Internship in Finance (1-3)
MGMT-660 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3)
MGMT-661 Entrepreneurship Practicum: New Venture Business Plan (3)
MGMT-665 Negotiations (3)
MGMT-685 Topics in Management (1.5-3)
MKTG-612 Marketing Management (3)
REAL-690 Independent Study Project in Real Estate (1.5-3)
REAL-691 Internship in Real Estate (1-3)
SIS-620 Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3): Sustainable Design and LEED Training
SIS-660 Environment and Politics (3)
STAT-614 Statistical Methods (3)
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Statement of Purpose Essay
Letter of Recommendation
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