Students apply to the Master of Science in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics through one of the named options:

Graduate School Resources

Resources to help you afford graduate study might include assistantships, fellowships, traineeships, and financial aid. Further funding information is available from the Graduate School. Be sure to check with your program for individual policies and restrictions related to funding.

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

Review the Graduate School minimum academic progress and degree requirements, in addition to the program requirements listed below.

Major Requirements


Minimum Credit Requirement 30 credits
Minimum Residence Credit Requirement See Named Option for policy information.
Minimum Graduate Coursework Requirement See Named Option for policy information.
Overall Graduate GPA Requirement 3.00 GPA required.
Other Grade Requirements The Graduate School requires an average grade of B or better in all coursework (300 or above, not including research credits) taken as a graduate student unless conditions for probationary status require higher grades. Grades of Incomplete are considered to be unsatisfactory if they are not removed during the first four weeks of the following semester. Students may be required to retake a course in which they receive a grade lower than a C.
Assessments and Examinations No required assessments or examinations beyond course requirements.
Language Requirements No language requirements.

Required COURSES 

Select a Named Option for courses required. 

Named Options

A named option is a formally documented sub-major within an academic major program. Named options appear on the transcript with degree conferral. Students pursuing the M.S. in Business: Real Estate and Urban Land Economics must select one of the following named options:

Graduate School Resources

Take advantage of the Graduate School's professional development resources to build skills, thrive academically, and launch your career. 

  1. Gather, process, and analyze market, linkage, and macroeconomic data for the purpose of forecasting real estate trends and making prudent decisions.
  2. Source capital to execute on growth and development opportunities, prepare for and risk manage the crises and contingencies that pervade real estate ventures, and improve efficiencies in the operation of revenue generating properties
  3. Recognize, measure, and create value in real estate with the strict respect of all ethical and legal norms and with a full awareness of the responsibility to the communities, investors and users they aspire to serve as real estate professionals.
  4. Successfully communicate the merits of beneficial real estate projects to its various stakeholders.
  5. Develop a deeper network with local, regional and international professionals to gather market data, perspectives, investment ideas and employment leads.

Students should refer to one of the named options for policy information:

For more information about the faculty and their research interests, please visit the directory.

Alina Arefeva, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Michael Brennan, BBA
Adjunct Professor

William Camp, MBA
Senior Lecturer

Yongheng Deng, Ph.D.

Mark Eppli, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate

Lu Han, Ph.D.

Michael Johnson

Asad Khan, Ph.D.
Research Associate

Thomas Landgraf, B.S.
Senior Lecturer

Lauren Lofton, J.D.

Timothy Pire, M.S.

Arif Qureshi, M.S.
Senior Lecturer

Greg Reed, M.S.
Faculty Associate

Timothy Riddiough, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Robert Schwarz, M.S.

Joseph Shumow, J.D.

Joseph Walsh, M.S.
Faculty Associate

Abdullah Yavas, Ph.D.

Dayin Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


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Accreditation status: Accredited. Next accreditation review: 2021–2022.