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Real Estate (MS)

In the Master of Science (MS) in Real Estate program, you will learn concepts and practices in real estate investment analysis and finance through a multidisciplinary curriculum that incorporates courses in real estate, marketing, law, public policy, geography and economics.

Whether you are a professional in real estate field looking to further your knowledge and skills in this industry, or are seeking a transition to the real estate field from another area, this degree will provide you with a strong foundation to prepare you for real estate industry leadership. The MS in Real Estate program is designed for the student who has a bachelor's degree, or who is has earned or is earning an MBA.


The MS in Real Estate curriculum encompasses a wide range of courses that incorporate casework and teamwork. You will develop detailed knowledge and skills in:

  • Real estate investment, finance, capital markets, development, market analysis and taxation.
  • Financial and quantitative decision-making.
  • Critical-thinking, evaluation and analysis.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Technology and geographical information systems.

Career Outlook

The MS in Real Estate program provides mentorship, internship and networking opportunities that promote career-advancing engagement between students and the real estate industry. You will be paired with a senior Chicago real estate executive who will provide an inside look at various aspects of the real estate industry. You also will be encouraged to complete an internship and take part in activities and seminars outside the classroom, such as the DePaul Real Estate Center's continuing education courses and events. ​Graduates of this program work in a variety of roles in the residential and commercial real estate industries.​ ​​​​​

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