Master On Campus

Real Estate Development

George Mason University

18 months
1735 USD/credit
1735 USD/credit
831 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Gain the critical skills, leadership capacity, and entrepreneurial spirit necessary to lead the responsible development of vibrant, livable communities with the Master of Science in Real Estate Development from George Mason University.


Whether you are in the early stages of your career or have years of experience under your belt, our program prepares you for key positions in Real Estate Development and investment. From day one, you will see how your professors’ real-world industry expertise enriches your classroom experience.

George Mason University faculty members go beyond their teaching responsibilities and serve as mentors to promote your professional growth. Our interactive class structure encourages you to contribute your own personal experiences while acquiring new perspectives from your classmates.

Our cross-disciplinary curriculum brings real-world experience into the classroom through case studies, site tours, problem-solving simulations, and guest lectures.

Learn practical skills to lead and manage every aspect of real estate development, including:

  • Market Analysis and Site Selection
  • Investment Feasibility and Financial Analysis
  • Entitlements and Site Planning
  • Construction and Project Management
  • Disposition/Sales Strategies

In partnership with George Mason University's Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, we provide students with the unique opportunity to connect with the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., real estate development community.

Career options:

As a student in the MS in Real Estate Development program, our dedicated career services team offers you personalized career consulting services for life. That means throughout your time in the program and even after you graduate, you will have access to our career services and our broad network of employers. We also connect our students to recruiters specializing in the real estate industry and cover registration fees so you can attend industry events to grow your professional network of contacts.

Some of the industry sectors our students and alumni work in include:

  • Real estate development
  • Brokerage
  • Architecture
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction and project management
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate law. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Policy and Planning of the Built Environment
  • Brokerage and Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • The Development Process
  •  Law and Entitlements
  • Design and Construction
  • Sustainable Development
  • Construction Administration
  • Legal Aspects of the Construction Process
  • Public Infrastructure Management and Finance

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee ($75) - Application fees are nonrefundable.
  • A current résumé
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • A goals statement: This is a chance for you to demonstrate your writing skills while also introducing yourself. Your goals statement should be between 1-3 pages and describe how your career has evolved, what your current professional goals are, and how an MS in Real Estate Development will help you further those goals.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1735 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    1735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1735 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    831 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 831 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Real Estate Development
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