MASTER OF SCIENCE IN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

Our Master's in Real Estate Development provides you with the practical skills you need to understand, structure, and lead successful real estate projects. Our program will foster your development as a real estate leader who has the ability to think strategically about the development process and to provide value within a real estate organization.

Our Master's in Real Estate Development offers you:

  • The opportunity to gain the practical skills to manage every phase of the development process‚Äč
  • Resources to develop the management skills and analytical abilities that will put you at the forefront of the next generation of real estate professionals 
  • A forum for professional development with unique opportunities to connect with the Nothern Virginia real estate development community 

Dedicated Career Services for Life

Our dedicated career services team offers you personalized career consulting services for life. That means throughout your time in the MS in Real Estate Development program and even after you graduate, you will have access to our career services and our broad network of employers.

Strategic Locations

With Washington, D.C., right outside our doorstep, Mason Master's in Real Estate Development students are provided a forum for professional development with unique opportunities to connect with the Northern Virginia real estate development community through Mason's Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship.

Diverse Options for Specializations

At George Mason University, our three MS in Real Estate Development specializations, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Finance, and Sustainability, let you select courses to fig your interests, meet your specific career goals, and widen the net of your opportunities. If you aren't sure which concentration is right for you, we can help guide you to the right choice that aligns with your natural interests and career goals.

Experienced Peers

You'll begin your MS in Real Estate Development journey within a cohort, providing a supportive, cohesive learning environment, the ability to connect with like-minded peers, and a sense of community with others also seeking to grow educationally, personally, and professionally.

Supportive Alumni Network

When you choose George Mason University, you are not only choosing a top business school, you are choosing the vast opportunities open to Mason graduates through our large business alumni network (28,000 members and counting).

World-class faculty

Our faculty live, work, and consult in the Washington, D.C. area and draw on their real-world experiences to enrich classroom instruction - partnering with business leaders and bringing relevant research and insights into the classroom. In addition to their teaching duties, they serve as your mentors and are involved in every aspect of your educational program.

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Along with our School of Business faculty, professionals from the real estate development community serve as your professors, bringing real-world immediacy to your classes via case studies, problem-solving simulations, and guest lectures.

1. Convenient Location

Take courses on our Arlington campus that sits in the heart of the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., real estate development community.

2. Diverse Options for Specializations

Select the courses that fit your interests, meet your specific career goals, and widen the net of your opportunities. Choose a specialization or take a variety of courses.

Specializations:

  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Sustainability

3. Experienced Peers

Your classmates represent a wide range of roles and career stages in the real estate community. From dirt developers to architects and property managers to brokers, they instantly become a network of peers that help you grow academically and professionally.

4. Supportive Alumni Network

Our alumni have created their own Real Estate Development Industry Group that holds quarterly events that bring together our alumni and industry leaders for social, educational, and charitable events.

5. World-class faculty

Our real estate development faculty are experienced industry executives and thought leaders. They bring their practical experiences into the classroom and give students insider information on some of the biggest, newest, and most impressive real estate development projects in the region.

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Offering 3 specializations! Choose from Real Estate Development, Real Estate Finance or Sustainability.

With the Mason Master of Science in Real Estate Development, you will:

  • Gain the practical skills to manage every phase of the development process
  • Develop the management skills and analytical abilities that will put you at the forefront of the next generation of real estate professionals
  • Connect with the Northern Virginia real estate development community 

The Impact of the Mason MS in Real Estate Development on Your Career

  • 56% of real estate professionals anticipate an increase in total compensation*
  • 38% of real estate companies surveyed expect an increase in hiring*
  • 70% of real estate companies are interested in hiring recent real estate graduates*

Congratulations to George Mason University!
First Place in the 2018 NAIOP Capital Challenge Real Estate Case Competition. 

Program At A Glance

  • Arlington campus; some electives available in Fairfax (Metro accessible campuses)
  • Fall and Spring start dates
  • Evening classes
  • 36 credit hours
  • Self-defined tracks in real estate finance, development and sustainability
  • Complete the degree at your own pace (18-30 months)

5 Reasons to Choose Mason's Master of Science in Real Estate Development

Sample Courses

POLICY AND PLANNING OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE

THEORIES OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

NEGOTIATIONS

ENERGY POLICY

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FEASIBILITY

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Two years of full-time, post-baccalaureate professional employment in a field relevant to the program is recommended (preference given to applicants with professional real estate industry work experience, especially with commercial or large-scale residential projects)

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