Master of Real Estate Development

Real estate development is a multidisciplinary activity that synthesizes the physical and design components of the development of land and buildings with financial, marketing, planning and policy aspects. The Master of Real Estate Development at Georgia Tech is a collaborative academic program offering a technical, design-based degree that also explores the business, planning, and policy components of responsible real estate development to provide students the knowledge demanded for the sustainable utilization of the land. The program leverages courses and faculty from three Schools in the College of Design, the School of Architecture, the School of Building Construction and the School of City and Regional Planning, while pursuing broader, future collaboration with College of Business, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the School of Public Policy.

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) is offered to professionals to further existing real estate careers, professionals looking to change career direction, and full-time students with undergraduate degrees in real estate, construction, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, or engineering.

The MRED is be a 30-credit hour program made available to full-time students and working professionals, with the opportunity for full-time students to complete the degree in 12 to 18 months. Instruction includes regular classroom courses, studio-based real estate development courses, and case studies involving real estate development projects.


This degree encompasses the full spectrum of disciplines involved in real estate development.

Master's of Real Estate Development requirements
Core Courses:
BC 6175Real Estate Dev & Constr3
BC 6575Real Estate Prod Finance3
BC 6350Design& Construction Law3
CP 6640Real Estate Dev Meth3
ARCH 6151Theories of Urban Design3
Approved Electives (select four courses):12
Trends & Pol For Res Dev
Res Design & Constr
Green Construction
Growth Management Law
Land Conservation
Intro to Land Use
Real Estate Fin & Dev
Sustainable Urban Dev
Fundmnt Real Estate Dev.
BC 6875Real Estate Dev Capstone3
Total Credit Hours30


Admission to the MRED program requires the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • No work experience is required for applicants with one of the following degrees: Construction Management, Architecture, Architecture Engineering, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, City Planning, or Real Estate
    • All other applicants must have a minimum of two years’ experience in the real estate development industry (including Accounting, Finance, Business, and Property Management)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (i.e., TOEFL)
  • GRE or GMAT test scores within the past five years
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application deadline, including all supporting documents, is June 1 for the fall cohort. 

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