Online Master’s Degrees in Real Estate

An online master’s degree in real estate may provide students with the skills and training needed to assist clients with buying, selling, and renting properties. Students enrolled in these upper-level programs may learn how to solicit and advise potential clients on purchasing property, mediate negotiations between buyers and sellers, and determine financing options. Coursework within these programs may include electives and major-specific courses, such as asset management, real estate law, and managerial economics.

Upon graduation, students may either seek employment or further their education and enroll in a graduate-level program in real estate. Master’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities in real estate, finance, development, and management.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 11% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for an online master’s degree in real estate may combine electives and major-specific courses. In these upper-level programs, students may learn how to issue financing in relation to real estate, negotiate a sale, and close real estate transactions. Core real estate courses may include the following:

  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Brokerage Management
  • Asset Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Negotiation and Dispute Management

Career Options

Graduates of online master’s degree in real estate may find career opportunities in real estate management, development, sales, and finance. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as real estate brokers are expected to increase by 11% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Real Estate Broker
  • Appraiser
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Property Manager
  • Community Association Manager

Continuing Education

Upon graduation, students may opt to further their education and enroll in a doctoral-level program in real estate. These PhD programs may give students additional training in finance and economics pertaining to real estate, and they may complete courses in capital markets, urban economics, and housing.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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