Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE)
American University’s Kogod School of Business Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) Program builds on a long and sustained history of excellence in real estate education. As a business school-based program, the MSRE provides students with the opportunity to take finance courses as a part of their studies, including those in financial modeling. Top-ranked faculty engage with students using cutting-edge facilities and provide instruction in Argus, CoStar, Bloomberg, and other industry-specific software. The program features frequent project visits and networking opportunities with groups such as the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks.
Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance
The Real Estate graduate business certificate is designed for students seeking advancement in the finance field or professional entry into real estate management.
The certificate is open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average. Applicants must have at least one year of work experience.
The MSRE program requires completion of 30 credit hours composed of 18 credit hours of required core course and 9 credit hours of electives. Students can complete the program on a full-time basis, earning their degree in 12 months, or take classes on a part-time basis, earning their degree in 24 months. Students can enter the program during the Fall or Spring semesters.
Graduates of the Master's in Real Estate (MSRE) program are well prepared to enter the job market in a variety of commercial real estate positions, in areas such as commercial development and investment banks, mortgage finance firms, international development organizations, and more.
While at Kogod, students have the opportunity to network with and join professional real estate associations, including NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), among others. The Real Estate Club, a student-led organization, frequently holds networking events, organizes project site visits, and hosts expert speakers on campus.
Many prominent local Washington, D.C. area real estate developers and professionals are Kogod alumni, and sit on the Real Estate Advisory Council. Additionally, the school's benefactor, Robert Kogod, is the former Co-Chairman/Co-CEO of the Charles E. Smith Real Estate Company.
The MSRE program has been ranked in the top 30 worldwide among research institutions.
*This information is based on the school's 2016/2017 program and may not reflect changes, updates or deletions to the programs.