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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.

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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 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé, official transcripts and GMAT/GRE scores.

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Required Courses

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

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Ranked among the top 60 real estate master’s programs in the world (Eduniversal 2017)


of 2016 master’s degree recipients from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business are employed, continuing their education or not seeking

Faculty with industry connections

With a collective 120+ years of experience in the real estate industry, our faculty members hold high-level positions at major real estate development firms, financial companies and REITs, such as Brookfield Properties, CB Richard Ellis, J.P. Morgan, and Credit Suisse. Learn from Charlie Wurtzebach, department chair and Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director of The Real Estate Center, who melds the theoretical with the practical.

"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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