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  • Type: Public
  • Degree(s): Graduate


The Department of Finance and Real Estate at UTA is committed to providing one of the highest quality finance programs in Texas. Located in the center of the Dallas/FortWorth Metroplex, UTA is in the midst of a dynamic, rapidly-expanding economic environment. The Department of Finance and Real Estate at UTA has eight full-time finance faculty members and two full-time real estate faculty members. They offer a full complement of classes in corporate finance, investments, financial institutions and capital markets, derivatives, and international finance. Opportunities exist for students to participate in the financial and real estate industries through internships and part-time employment while continuing their business education. Firms hiring finance students focus on many issues including financial analysis, banking, investments, brokerage, international money markets, insurance, personal financial planning, and mortgage activities. Firms hiring real estate students focus on topics such as property development and management, property financing, mortgage banking, appraisal and valuation, site location analysis, environmental consulting, property tax analysis, investment consulting, and syndication. Departmental student organizations have ranked among the top in the country and have placed well in nationwide competitions.

Core Focus

Master of Science in Real Estate

Program Highlights

The purpose of the Master of Science in Real Estate degree program is to provide students an opportunity to obtain a better understanding of the mechanics of real estate decision making in modern society and a greater depth of training in the discipline of real estate decision making than is possible at the baccalaureate level. The program also brings into focus the value addition of Real Estate Development to the city and its community. The specific objectives of the program are to prepare students for careers in business, government, research, urban planning and teaching and for further graduate study. In this program, students are exposed to the theory, research, and practical applications of numerous real estate and urban planning content areas, including investment analysis, appraisal, real estate development, primary and secondary mortgage markets, mortgage backed securities, sustainability and landscape architecture and urban design. The Master of Science in Real Estate degree program is a specialized degree program designed to build upon the candidate’s background. The courses are offered jointly by the College of Business (COB) and the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA).

The online Real Estate Development certificate is designed for real estate professionals interested in better understanding their industry as a whole.


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