M.Sc. On Campus Online

Real Estate Development

Thomas Jefferson University

12 months
1399 USD/credit 51763 USD/year
1399 USD/credit 51763 USD/year
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Our Real Estate Development mission at Thomas Jefferson University is to prepare students to be leaders in the real estate profession and to address the significant built environment challenges of the 21st century: sustainability, gentrification, poverty, the decline of brick and mortar retail and the shifts in demographics.


Students in the Real Estate Development program at Thomas Jefferson University will learn to address economic, social, and ecological issues when developing commercial, industrial, institutional, mixed use and residential real estate development projects. 

Philadelphia provides examples and case studies for much of the curriculum, but national and international examples are also investigated.

Key Features

  • By focusing on the quadruple bottom line of real estate development and combining environmental sustainability, social consciousness, design excellence, financial feasibility and economic viability, students gain first-hand experience how real estate development invigorates communities and shapes healthy places to live, work, and play. 
  • Using the greater Philadelphia area, as a living laboratory, students learn to approach projects at various scales, ranging from single buildings to entire districts or neighborhoods.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • The Sustainable Development Process
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Real Estate Development Technology
  • Case Study Studio: Commercial, Mixed-Use, Healthcare Facilities
  • Real Estate Law and Ethical Practices
  • Real Estate Market Analysis and Valuation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




37 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. Official transcripts can be sent electronically by the institution to or mailed to the address above. 
  • Personal Statement: Submit a statement of purpose outlining your interest in the program, how the course of study relates to your desired career path, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Submit two letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence. References from college or university faculty members are recommended. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1399 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51763 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1399 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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