Advance your real estate career or enter the industry with the Roosevelt University Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) degree. Most MSRE students are employed in the real estate industry or a related field and this degree prepares them to advance in their profession and/or firm. Other MSRE students are new to the industry and the degree program provides core knowledge as well as networking opportunities.+
The MSRE is a specialized degree tailored to enhance a student's knowledge of the industry with a complete curriculum of real estate courses (10 real estate courses with three core classes and seven electives) versus the MBA program with the majority of general business classes and only 3-4 real estate electives. The curriculum provides the academic and practical knowledge necessary to achieve success in wide range of real estate fields: commercial development, property management, finance, market analysis, project management, consulting, brokerage, and others.
This specialized MSRE program is centered around both the Chicago School of Real Estate and the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate with a twin focus: academic excellence with multiple endowed chairs and industry-experienced faculty, and professional excellence with a 50-member advisory board of real estate industry leaders.
The MSRE program is recognized by the CCIM Institute and the Appraisal Institute as a University Partner. Completion of the MSRE degree fulfills requirements towards attaining the respective designations.
Access to industry leaders in the classroom and on the Advisory Board; Active industry association engagement; Mentoring and Internship assistance; Professional Development classes
Mentoring program engagement, interface with the advisory board, trade association memberships, networking events
Classes are scheduled in the evenings to facilitate work and life calendars; Semester course timing allows for time to fully engage in learning; Students can attend as on a part-time or full-time basis
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Students enter the program ready to learn, and leave prepared to succeed in the real estate industry. Many classes are project-focused courses that require students to analyze, conceptualize and develop solutions to real-world, built-environment issues. Additionally, students have access to numerous professional development courses and programs that hone workplace skills to support further success.
Graduates from the real estate programs at Roosevelt University can expect starting salaries for many entry-level roles to exceed $50,000 per year.
Graduates from the Roosevelt University real estate programs have gone on to work for many Chicago real estate firms and other real estate-related companies, including (but not limited to): Duke Realty; JLL; Chicago Public Schools; Greenstone Partners; Cushman & Wakefield; DL3 Realty; Chicago Community Investment Corporation; Inland Realty Trust
Each year, more than 100 entry-level jobs are filled by students from schools outside of Chicago. These roles are available for Roosevelt University students upon completion of their degree program.
The Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program gives real estate professionals the opportunity to receive a maximum of 12 graduate semester hours for a current professional certification provided by one of the following organizations:
Students must apply for this credit at admission and prior to enrollment in MSRE classes. Certifications must be current in order to be considered for review. If credit is approved, it will be awarded on a transcript upon the payment of the required fee of $100 per credit hour, the completion of at least 6 semester hours of MSRE graduate courses with a GPA of at least 3.0, and proof of enrollment in a second semester of courses.