Prospective Students


Master of Science in Real Estate

The Master of Science in Real Estate degree is a demanding, interdisciplinary program of study combining business, legal, construction and planning skills with an understanding of how real estate markets work and how three-dimensional place-bound attributes of real estate products affect their performance. Overarching these interdisciplinary areas of study is a focus on how behaviors of people involved in making decisions about corporate real estate, real estate investment and development affect desired outcomes in a sustainable built environment.

This degree is focused on students who intend to make lifelong careers as professionals in the broad field of real estate and requires:

  • 60 credits that full time students finish in 18 months, including
  • 33 credits of core courses
  • students choose an Option (Corporate Real Estate, Finance & Investment, Development, and General Degree Option)
  • minimum 15 credits in chosen Option
  • minimum 3 real estate elective credits (beyond the option) and
  • minimum 9 interdisciplinary elective credits (beyond the option)

There is no thesis or professional project required for this degree

Real Estate Specialization

This Specialization is available to students pursuing other Master level degrees within
the University of Washington.  The Real Estate Specialization appeals to students
pursuing a career in an ancillary field, such as Planning, Architecture, Engineering,
Business, Law, or Public Administration, who intend to interact directly with real estate
professionals throughout their careers.