Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE)

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Invest in Your Future

Evening and weekend offerings, full- or part-time

This program offers spring, summer or fall enrollment.

Fordham’s 36-credit Master of Science in Real Estate program provides real estate professionals with a thorough understanding of the multidisciplinary real estate field. This M.S. program focuses on the finance and investment aspects of real estate while offering students the opportunity to develop skills in other areas of the industry that are important for their individual careers.

The Program

  • Core curriculum addressing the most important elements of real estate finance, investment, development, and management (21 credits)
  • Flex core of subjects aligned with each student’s career aspirations (6 credits)
  • Elective program allowing students to immerse themselves in specialized topics of their choice (6 credits)
  • Capstone project, offering students the opportunity to apply what they've learned in a real-world setting using professional-quality practices (3 credits)


  • Can be completed in one year of full-time study
  • Taught by top real estate professionals working in the field
  • Opportunities to network with fellow New York real estate professionals in class and through Fordham’s vast and loyal alumni network
  • Electives to meet your career advancement goals
  • Flexible credit-transfer options
  • GMAT waiver for Fordham Real Estate Institute certificate holders
  • Classes offered at Fordham’s Lincoln Center and Westchester campuses

Tuition, Fees and Transfer Policies

  • $1,295 per credit
  • $70 application fee
  • Up to 12 credits may be transferred from an Accredited MS in Real Estate program (subject to the REI Director’s approval)
  • Fordham REI Certificate Holders are eligible to apply for advanced standing status

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. college or university. International applicants submitting undergraduate or graduate transcripts must also submit a third-party evaluation of the transcripts. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies uses World Education Services.

GMAT scores: Waivers can be obtained for those with strong academics records and/or direct professional experience. To see if you are eligible for a waiver, please complete the MSRE GMAT waiver request form.

English-language proficiency test scores (if English is not your first language).

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (Work experience will be taken into consideration.)

Two letters of recommendation

Statement of purpose that includes your professional goals and aspirations

Resume or CV

Work experience is preferred, but not required for admission. We do accept qualified candidates without work experience who possess, among other criteria, exceptionally strong academic backgrounds, demonstrated leadership, and a strong potential for success in real estate.

$70 nonrefundable application fee

Supplemental essay: Students who do not meet the minimum requirements outlined above may apply with an additional essay stating why they would be good candidates for the program.