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  • Type: Private
  • Degree(s): Graduate


Educating the men and women whose innovations will serve the industry worldwide, the MIT Center for Real Estate is home to the first one-year Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) degree, as well as an intensive two- week Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development.

Their pioneering research investigates the real estate transaction from initial concept to market reality, providing breakthrough knowledge to help organizations capitalize on today’s dynamic markets and technologies.

Uniting industry leaders with MIT’s distinguished researchers and students, their diversified industry partnership program advances the art and science of global real estate, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Core Focus

Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED)
Professional Certificate Program
Students who wants to complement the MSRED may apply to pursue a dual degree from other departments or programs at MIT, such as Architecture, and Urban Studies and Planning

Program Highlights

The MIT Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) offers an unparalleled education in real estate practice. Their groundbreaking MSRED degree presents a program that is rigorous, concentrated, multidisciplinary and geared toward direct application.

MIT founded the Center and MSRED Program in the same spirit that it established its world-renowned engineering schools — to apply academic discoveries to practical problems in effective, creative ways. Mirroring MIT’s multidisciplinary approach, the MSRED program investigates every field that impacts the real estate industry — from design and development to construction, management, finance, and law.

With the expertise available only from a premier technical institution, they draw on resources that include the MIT School of Architecture and Urban Planning, the School of Engineering, the Department of Economics, and the Sloan School of Business Management.

They seek focused, committed applicants who want to apply their intellectual gifts to the task of building better living and working environments for people around the world. Most students come to the MSRED program with considerable experience in the industry. Our unique community of learning joins a diverse group of students and professionals, all sharing a passion for scientific rigor applied to tangible challenges in development.


*This information is based on the school's 2017/2018 program and may not reflect changes, updates or deletions to the programs.