MS in Real Estate Development


College of Architecture & the Built Environment


Master of Science


East Falls


Online, On Campus




1.5 - 2.5 Years


The MS in Real Estate Development program offers both on-campus and online low residency options to support the learning and flexibility for MSRED students. The curriculum for both are the same. On-campus students take their courses at Jefferson’s East Falls Campus, while online students Classes are offered live online with other students online and in the classroom, and are recorded for flexibility.

The program is designed as a 37-credit, 12-course curriculum that can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis in 1 ½ to 2 ½ years, depending on the course load taken by the student. Students can enroll for a summer, fall or spring semester-start.

Curriculum for MSRED On Campus & MSRED Online Low Residency

Total Credit Hours: 37

Suggested Curriculum to complete MSRED in 1 ½ years

Year Semester Courses
One/Two Fall/Spring

MRE-601: Sustainable Real Estate Development Process

MRE-615: Real Estate Finance and Investment

MRE-620: Case Study: Urban Revitalization, Adaptive Reuse & Historic Neighborhoods

MRE-625: Real Estate Law and Ethical Practices

MRE-630: Real Estate Market Analysis & Valuation

MRE-635: Public Private Partnerships

MRE-638: Case Study: Sustainable Affordable Housing

MRE-604 Case Study: Mixed-use, Commercial, and Health Care Facilities

GEOD-625: Internet GIS for Design and Development

MRE-640: Capstone (prerequisite is the completion of all other required courses)

One/Two Summer

SDN-601: Sustainable Design Methodologies

CMGT-600: Construction Estimating and Scheduling

Two Fall/Spring

MRE-640: Capstone

Selected Elective (MRE-602: Intro to Urban Planning or any other CABE graduate course in Architecture, Construction Management, Geodesign, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, or Urban Design, or any course in the MBA program)

Note: the above is a suggested curriculum for completion in 1 ½ years. The MSRED program can be completed at any pace and a curriculum plan is created for each student upon entering the program.

For complete course descriptions, please review MSRED course descriptions and Thomas Jefferson University Graduate Course Catalog.