Master of Science in Real Estate
The Master of Science in Real Estate is a specialized degree that blends the study of finance, architecture, geography, and engineering. The program balances real estate theory and practice by applying research to real-world problems within a well-defined framework. This interdisciplinary approach to real estate and land use management distinguishes USF's program from other real estate programs offered at other universities that focus exclusively on the business aspects of real estate.
Each of the three participating colleges has a critical mass of faculty who work in the area of "sustainability," a "sustainability" component is included in the program. This component further distinguishes the proposed program from other more traditional real estate programs and is one that seems particularly appropriate for individuals who want to work in this area.
To be admitted to the MSRE program, an applicant must:
- Score a minimum of 550 on the GMAT (or earn an equivalent GRE score)
- Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 from an accredited university.
- International students must also have a TOEFL score of 550 or higher on the written version, or a minimum score of 213 on the new computerized test.
- Students with a minimal background in economics and finance might be required to take prerequisite courses in addition to the minimum 30 hours of coursework required to earn an MSRE.
The primary requisites for success in the MSRE program are strong motivation, good quantitative skills, and basic intellectual ability. An undergraduate major in finance is not required, but a sound background in finance, mathematics, and statistics normally will permit completion of the MSRE program in one year.
A limited number of graduate assistantships, which include partial tuition waivers, are available. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.