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 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, field studies in real estate development, and case studies involving real estate development projects.

The School of Building Construction reviews applications on a rolling basis between early and late deadlines; however, it is encouraged that full applications be completed by the early deadline, especially if the applicant is interested in being considered for limited GTA/GRA funding opportunities. 

  • Fall Admission: Early Deadline on January 15, Late Deadline for International applicants on April 1st, Late Deadline for U.S. Applicants on May 1st  
  • Spring Admission: Early Deadline on July 15, Late Deadline for International applicants on September 1st, Late Deadline for U.S. Applicants on October 1st.  

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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 Development and Construction3
BC 6575Real Estate Production Finance3
BC 6350Design and Construction Law3
CP 6640Applied Real Estate Development Methods3
ARCH 6151Theories of Urban Design3
Approved Electives (select four courses):12
Trends & Pol For Res Dev
Residential Design and Construction
Green Construction
Growth Management Law and Implementation
Land Conservation
Introduction to Land Use Planning
Principles of Real Estate Finance and Development
Sustainable Urban Development
Fundamentals of Real Estate Development
BC 6875Real Estate Development Capstone Project3
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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