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Real Estate Development and Design

University of California, Berkeley

11 months
26544 USD/year
26544 USD/year
11442 USD/year
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Our Master of Real Estate Development and Design from University of California, Berkeley is a full time on-campus 11 month interdisciplinary degree. The program kicks off each summer in June where students complete a summer intensive before continuing to the fall and spring semester. 


Our MRED+D incorporates finance and innovative design to prepare real estate development professionals to build sustainable, equitable, and prosperous cities. Our curriculum covers the fundamentals of real estate markets, finance, urban economics, property and land use law, project feasibility analysis, and the details of the urban development process. But we include ‘design’ in the degree’s name for a reason. 

Learning outcomes

The Master of Real Estate Development and Design from University of California, Berkeley goes beyond tradition, to link real estate to the world of design based on two convictions. One is that successful real estate development requires excellence in urban design, planning, and sustainability. The other is that design thinking – the iterative process of problem finding, prototyping solutions, and iterative critique – is fundamental to producing the most valued and valuable real estate projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Development, Architecture & Urbanism
  • Sustainable and Resilient Development & Design
  • Principles of Sustainable Real Estate Development
  • Introduction to Development Economics & Fundamentals
  • Real Estate Development Finance
  • Land Development Law and Regulations
  • Public-Private Partnerships, Strategies & Tools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale; and
  • enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: The application fee is not re­fundable. If you are a U.S. citizen or current permanent resident, the application fee is $105; for all others, the fee is $125.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13272 USD per semester during 11 months.
  • National

    26544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13272 USD per semester during 11 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5721 USD per semester during 11 months.

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 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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