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Real Estate (MS)

Real Estate (MS)
Real Estate (MS)

Your real estate career begins on the first day

The Master of Science in Real Estate equips you with the skills necessary to help you launch your career in real estate investment analysis and finance. Whether you’re a career changer or you already work in the industry and want to deepen your skills, the MS in Real Estate gives you a strong foundation for real estate industry leadership by immersing you in real-world projects with real Chicago companies.

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

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Study real estate in the city that pioneered the skyscraper

Chicago’s rapidly developing real estate landscape is your classroom. You will be paired with a senior Chicago real estate executive who will give you an inside look at various aspects of the real estate industry, and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in professional internships and seminars.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 15 June 15
Winter December 1 October 15
Spring March 1 January 15
Summer June 1 April 15

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll take six required real estate courses and six electives.

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of Real Estate master’s degree graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


Ranked the Number 1 real estate program in Illinois by College Factual.

Study with faculty who are leaders in real estate

Courses are taught by faculty who have influenced the real estate industry from a national perspective. Reagan Pratt is the Douglas & Cynthia and Crocker Endowed Director of the Real Estate Center. Throughout his career, Pratt has held various senior and executive level positions for firms such as BentallGreenOak (BGO), Harrison Street Securities (and its predecessor, Transwestern Securities Management), Heitman Financial, and Waypoint Residential.  At DePaul, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from him.

“What I liked about DePaul’s program was the fact that it was focused on real estate and real estate only. ... DePaul has some of the best faculty in the country, an enormous alumni group and a well-recognized degree, so you can be confident when you graduate from the school that the degree actually means something.”

Michael (MS ’08)

Co-Founder, Origin Investments
Michael, DePaul Real Estate MS alum  

Alumni Network

Graduates of DePaul’s MS in Real Estate hold high-level positions in both local and international real estate firms. As a graduate of the Real Estate program, you join one of the most well-respected real estate alumni networks in Chicago and beyond.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Students in the real estate program are also eligible for numerous industry-sponsored scholarships. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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