Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate

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The Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate requires 11 courses (33 credits total) to complete. Students typically complete the program in two years; however, some students may take up to five years to finish, while others may finish slightly faster.

Students begin with the core Ethics course (MPRE 500) in the first or second semester and five foundation courses that examine business practices in the areas of real estate fundamentals, law, finance, marketing, and accounting. After completing these courses, students then work with academic advisors to select 12 credits (four courses) that relate to their designated degree concentration. The final component of the program is the core Capstone course.

Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in both Ethics and Capstone, and students must maintain a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (“B” average) to graduate from the program.

Required Courses (21 credits)

MPRE 500: Ethics in Action

MPRE 510: Real Estate Fundamentals

Note: Beginning with the Fall 2017 term, students who successfully test out of the RE Fundamentals course would still be required to take 33 credits, which would allow them to explore a fifth elective.

MPRE 601: Foundations of Real Estate Law

MPRE 621: Foundations of Real Estate Finance

MPRE 631: Foundations of Real Estate Markets

MPRE 641: Foundations of Real Estate Accounting

MPRE 950: Real Estate Capstone

Read more about recent capstone projects and how they advanced students' careers.

Elective Courses (12 credits)

All students are required to complete four elective courses. Visit our Course Schedule to see more about our curriculum.

Note: This page details the degree requirements for students matriculating in the MPS in Real Estate program during or after the Fall 2017 semester. If you are matriculating prior to Fall 2017 visit Explore the Degree—Prior to Fall 2017. Matriculation is defined as the first semester in which a new student enrolls in Real Estate courses.

Program Formats

  • On Campus: The on-campus format for the master's in Real Estate program is designed for students in the D.C. metro area who prefer learning in a classroom setting and on a consistent schedule. Classes are held on campus at the same times every week, giving students an opportunity for one-on-one interaction with faculty and peers in a classroom environment.

  • Online: The online format for the master's in Real Estate is the same as the on-campus format, only it is designed for students who prefer learning in a flexible online community and/or are not located in the D.C. metro area. In this online format, students can listen to lectures and complete assignments on their own schedules from select states across the country, with all faculty and peer interaction occurring in a virtual setting.

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