Master of Science Degree in Real Estate
About the Program
Why Choose UST?
The UST MS Degree in Real Estate is the right choice for many reasons.
For the Chance to Lead
To Become a Sound Decision Maker
For the Ethical Approach to Real Estate
To Become Connected with the Twin Cities Real Estate Community
For the Location, Location, Location
To Learn from Faculty who are Experts in Their Field
For a Flexible Degree Program
To Learn Along-Side Current and Future Colleagues
True leaders lead with conviction and authority. In today’s real estate environment, those who are able to make sound decisions, guide their clients wisely, and anticipate trends can achieve success and affect change. These are the skills you will develop and build upon in the UST MSRE.
The UST MSRE helps students to make sound decisions through coursework in real-estate decision making, statistical methods, investment property analysis, urban land economics, and business ethics and real estate law will help you establish yourself as a leader in the industry.
The world needs more true leaders. Become one of them.
The UST MSRE provides students with a curriculum that covers all aspects of real estate. Students are able to specialize in different areas of real estate but required coursework allows them to graduate with an understanding of the big picture. When they work with those in other specialty areas, they are better equipped to effectively communicate with those coming into projects or deals from different perspectives. Decisions are made with an understanding of all components that affect the project rather than a limited, specialized view.
Understand the big picture.
Good business goes beyond the bottom line. At the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business, ethics, values and social responsibility have always been part of the profit equation—not because it’s the thing to do, but because it’s the right thing to do.
As a student in the UST MSRE program, you will explore the challenges of making tough ethical decisions within the context of the real estate industry. You will develop the skills required to make complex decisions and the confidence required to develop your sound judgment. Coupled with your rigorous curriculum, our focus on ethics will set you apart from the competition.
Don’t just make decisions. Make the RIGHT decisions.
As a student in the UST MSRE program, you will join our network of industry professionals. The University of St. Thomas has a strong network of alumni currently working in the real estate industry.
The UST Real Estate Alumni Association organizes networking events and takes part in many events for current students.
Programs and events offered through the Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate, the Shenehon Center for Real Estate, and the UST MSRE bring in speakers who are leaders in their field and draw attendees from the local real estate industry. Learn More »
The UST Real Estate Advisory Board include prominent leaders from the Twin Cities real estate industry who guide activities, suggest new programs, attend UST MSRE events and coordinate mentorship and internship opportunities for students.
The UST MSRE Mentorship Program gives all current students the opportunity to be paired with a mentor working in their area of interest.
Don’t have a network? Use ours.
Located in the thriving metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the UST MSRE reinforces the old adage that location is everything.
The Twin Cities provides students in the real estate program with an abundant learning laboratory. Home to a large and diverse real estate industry, students are able to see how topics covered in class are being used every day. Did you know:
- The Twin Cities is the 16th largest metropolitan area in the United States.
- Forbes’ has named the Twin Cities as one of the top 5 places for young professionals
- Salary.com ranked Minneapolis number 4 in its list of best places to build personal wealth
- Minneapolis is the most literate city in America
Our location allows you to pursue your degree, as well as your personal and professional goals, in a thriving metropolitan community. Home to more than 3.2 million, hundreds of artistic and cultural venues, and miles of waterways, lakes, parks and recreational areas, the Twin Cities is a vibrant and rewarding place to live and work.
Study in a metropolitan location that provides a learning laboratory.
Each faculty member brings a combination of outstanding academic credentials and real world experience to provide students with very relevant information. The faculty are dedicated to continued industry research but, most importantly, are dedicated to making the student experience a great one. The supportive faculty members serve as resources throughout the program and typically maintain contact with students even after graduation.
Learn the theory and the practice for a relevant education.
Students can complete the UST MSRE in as little as 24 months on a part-time basis while working full-time, or by completing the accelerated 16-month program. By taking courses in the evening, students are able to work in the real estate industry during the day. The ability to complete a degree program while working in the industry allows students to turn the lessons from class into action items the next morning at work.
Earn a graduate degree while continuing to gain industry experience.
Our collaborative learning environment means you don’t just listen to lectures, you take part in group exercises and case studies designed to give you the most relevant, useful information and tools. Because the majority of students in the UST MSRE program are currently employed in the real estate industry, you will have the opportunity to learn from fellow students. And because these fellow students will be your future colleagues, you’ve taken an important step in establishing your own network.
Take the steps today to advance your career in real estate.