MA in Real Estate

Please note: The Master of Arts in Real Estate has been suspended effective Fall 2014. Contact the department for more information.

Admission Requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis. Transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Field No restrictions.
  • Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate study.
  • Tests Required GMAT. The score must be from a test that was administered within five years of the requested date of entry. The writing assessment is required.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL 585 (paper-based); 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based), OR,
    • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
  • Letters of Recommendation Two required.
  • Personal Statement Required.

Degree Requirements

The MA in Real Estate is offered by the College of Business Administration in collaboration with the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. Students in the program can choose a concentration in either Business or Urban Planning. Students can pursue the degree on either a full-time or part-time basis.

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 36.
  • Course Work Degree candidates must present a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00/4.00 for all course work, including background (foundation) courses.
Required Courses (28 hours)
Microeconomics for Business Decisions
ECON 571
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Real Estate Finance
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Urban Space, Place and Institutions
Land Use Law
Professional Topics
  • Areas of Concentration Students must declare a concentration in one of the following:

  1. Business
  2. Urban Planning

Business Concentration

Required Concentration Courses
Select two of the following:
Econometrics I
Urban Economics
Public Economics I

Urban Planning Concentration

Required Concentration Courses
Select two of the following:
Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Policy
Economic Development I: Analysis
Development Finance Analysis
Metropolitan Housing Planning
Spatial Planning: Methods
  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project or Course-Work-Only Options Course work only. No other options are available.