Earn Your Online Master’s in Real Estate

Become a Leader in the Real Estate Industry

Propel your career forward with a Georgetown degree.

The commercial real estate landscape can be volatile. When to buy, when to build, how to lease, when to sell…analyzing the many variables that affect these decisions requires specialized skills. The online Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate from Georgetown University develops your critical real estate skills at the highest academic level. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fluctuating commercial real estate market, enabling you to differentiate yourself in this competitive industry.

Led by a faculty of prominent real estate professionals, our program incorporates unique industry insights and expertise into courses, offering an engaging curriculum rooted in industry application and best practices.

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni, and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our faith and service. We look forward to you joining us.


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A Curriculum Designed for Career Success

The online Master’s in Real Estate consists of 11 courses totaling 33 credit hours. The curriculum is designed to give you a strong academic foundation and insight into the most complex issues facing the real estate industry.

Courses you may take in this program include:

Multi-Family & Affordable Housing

This course provides you with an overview of the housing segment, predominantly multifamily rental, within the real estate industry. Both market-rate developments/properties and low-income/affordable developments/properties are discussed. Topics covered include: market and demand analysis and its impact on product characteristics such as unit mix, size and amenities, construction, and development sequencing. The type of product influences design, construction, financing/capital stack, ownership structure. Also discussed will be low-income/affordable housing, regulations governing operations of low-income housing, alternative financing and sources, and property operations.

Foundations of Real Estate Markets

This course focuses on how real estate practitioners analyze information to make informed market decisions. The class covers a broad range of real estate disciplines from single-family and multifamily residential, retail, office, hospitality, and industrial, and introduces the perspectives of developers/builders, investors, lenders, landlords, tenants, planners, public officials, and end-users/consumers. The class will offer a mix of theory, analytic tools, and practical experiences/real-life examples.

Development and Construction Project Management

This course helps students master the art and science of managing projects for development and construction. Taking the project from inception to an on-time, under-budget closeout, the tools and techniques for successfully leading an eclectic group of consultants and subcontractors, managing budgets, conflicts and schedules are studied in detail. Going far beyond the secrets of successful scheduling, this course adopts the best practices of managing large projects from the infrastructure, IT, and heavy industrial manufacturing industries, and applies them to real estate development and construction projects.

Real Estate Portfolio Management

The management of institutional real estate funds has become increasingly sophisticated since the first fund was launched in the 1970s. This course tracks the evolution of institutional real estate funds including open-end, closed-end, separate accounts and other structures with core, value-added and opportunistic strategies in the context of industry performance metrics and benchmarks. The course covers all phases of the portfolio planning process, including: portfolio construction; investor relations; asset management; portfolio analysis and re-positioning; dispositions; and sourcing and executing suitable transactions.

Learn On Your Own Terms

Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies is committed to empowering highly motivated students to pursue their passions and accelerate their careers while maintaining the balance they need in their professional and personal lives. Taking online classes enables you to earn your degree from almost anywhere. Our courses are asynchronous, so they are not offered at specific times, allowing you to fit them into your schedule.

Pursue a Career with a Range of Opportunities

The commercial real estate industry covers a diverse range of occupations. Entrepreneurs can pursue real estate development on the commercial or residential side. Corporate real estate managers find their niche with commercial organizations ranging in scope from local to global. On the financial side, this online Master’s in Real Estate can lead to positions as investment fund managers and real estate commercial lenders. Graduates also succeed in the field as construction project managers.

Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) offers a wide range of degree programs and applied learning experiences to an inclusive community of students and professionals. These programs combine theory with practice through rigorous curricula built on a foundation of ethical values.

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