Real Estate Development

University of Southern California

11 months
88750 USD/full
88750 USD/full
Tuition fee
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Real Estate developers are the impresarios of the built environment. They orchestrate the talents of many players and balance the needs and interests of the various constituents touched by a real estate project. It is their job to discover how we want to live and work and to provide the settings accordingly.The Real Estate Development is offered at University of Southern California.

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University of Southern California Price’s Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development program prepares graduates for key positions in real estate development and investment. The program does this by delivering a strong academic framework on which professional practice is built. Courses combine lectures, cases, and active engagement with the industry so students experience and master all facets of real estate’s tasks and challenges: finance and deal structuring, market analysis, site planning, political approvals, and project management; and across all product types: residential, retail, office, industrial, and hospitality.

The University of Southern California Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development has a long tradition of providing education focused on real estate fundamentals and the recent market fluctuations have only served to sharpen our commitment to this legacy. The particulars of real estate are moving targets but the essential tools of underwriting are the same durable framework around which we oriented the program. Leadership requires looking ahead. While our curriculum is always evolving to meet the needs of our students, the structure remains constant: fundamentals matter and USC Dollinger MRED graduates leave the program skilled as complete real estate professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Market Analysis for Real Estate 
  • Finance of Real Estate Development 
  • Real Estate Capital Markets 
  • Applications of Real Estate Finance to Problems of Development 
  • Project Management and Construction 
  • The Approval Process
  • Legal Issues in Real Estate Development 
  • Design History and Criticism 
  • Building Typologies 
  • Community Design and Site Planning 
  • Real Estate Product Type Development.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


44 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A USC Graduate Application
  • Application fee of $90
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official copy of scores from a nationally-administered standardized graduate entry exam.
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores 
  • Official transcripts indicating the award of all degrees with the title and date conferred in your native language and an exact translation into English for each document
  • A Financial Guarantee Statement showing proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    88750 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 88750 USD for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
  • National

    88750 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 88750 USD for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.

For part-time students, the tuition cost is spread over two years and is paid on a per unit basis based on the number of units enrolled in each semester.


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