MSRE Student Policies

In addition to student policies governing all Opus College of Business graduate students, the UST MSRE program (MSRE) has established the following policies that are specific to the program.

Admissions Procedure

The MSRE program requires the following application materials in order to make an admissions decision:

  • Application form and fee ($40)
  • Résumé
  • Personal essays
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Transcript: all undergraduate and graduate
  • GMAT scores
  • Additional requirements for international applications include:
    • Transcript/marksheet from international university
    • Diploma from undergraduate degree
    • Transcript evaluation fee ($100)
    • English translation of transcript (if applicable)
    • English language proficiency
    • Financial verification

Course Credit Load Limits

The UST MSRE Program allows students to register for a maximum of 12 credits per term. The program recommends 6 credits for part time students and 9 credits for fulltime students.

Course Credential and Exam Waiver

Students in Opus College of Business graduate programs are able to request a credential waiver for REAL 600, Real Estate Decision Making, by contacting the program staff. It is also possible to demonstrated competency in topics covered in REAL 600, Real Estate Decision Making, by passing the waiver exam for this course. Students who receive a credential or exam waiver are able to waive the REAL 600 prerequisite but are not given credits for these activities.

Degree Requirements: Credits

MSRE students complete 36 credits for the program. Individual exceptions to this credit total are made on a case by case basis. The minimum number of credits that are required to graduate is 30.

Degree Requirements: Curriculum

Students in the MSRE program must complete the following 36 credits in order to complete the program:

  • REAL 600 Real Estate Decision Making (3 credits)
  • REAL 630 Real Estate Information Technology (3 credits)
  • REAL 743 Urban Land Economics (3 credits)
  • REAL 746 Market Analysis and Feasibility Studies (3 credits)
  • REAL 750 Commercial Real Estate Valuation (3 credits)
  • REAL 760 Investment Property Analysis (3 credits)
  • REAL 770 Real Estate Development (3 credits)
  • BLAW 730 Legal Issues in Real Estate (3 credits)
  • OPMT 600 Statistical Methods for Decision Making (3 credits)
  • BETH 601 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance (3 credits)
  • Capstone: (choose one of the following)
  • Additional 2 elective courses within the Opus College of Business Graduate Programs  (6 credits)
  • MS Degree Thesis project (6 credits)

Dropping from All Courses

MSRE students manage their enrollment through the Murphy Online self-service registration system. In the case that a student decides to drop all courses for a spring or fall term, they must complete a Leave of Absence form. This form is available through MSRE student advisors and is stored in the student file once completed. This leave of absence form allows the student to maintain their student accounts with the university while on leave.

Graduate Study Admission: International Undergraduate Degree

In the case that the student did not complete their undergraduate or graduate (if applicable) degree in the United States, the MSRE program requires the student requests a transcript or marksheet be sent to the program directly from the university that they attended, a copy of their diploma and an additional $100 fee to cover the transcript evaluation. The MSRE program contracts with a transcript evaluator who evaluates the transcript based on US equivalency.

Non-degree Student Status

The MSRE program does not allow non-degree seeking students to enroll in the program.

Transfer Course Criteria

Decisions about transfer courses in the MSRE program are made on an individual basis. Students must work with their academic advisor on matters involving possible transfer credits.