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MDS in Real Estate Development Curriculum

MDS in Real Estate Development Curriculum

The MDS in Real Estate Development curriculum is a mixture of design and sustainability as well as community engagement and finance. You’ll learn the key components of the real estate development profession—including how to get well-designed projects built—as well as participate in design and real estate development studios to get the hands-on experience you need to stand out to employers. 

You also have the ability to develop a concentration through advised electives, in allied fields like community development, sustainable design, and adaptive reuse of historic properties.

Curriculum

2-semester sequence:

Semester 1

Semester 2

4-semester sequence:

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Total Academic Credits: 30

Practice Skill Level: 4

* Elective courses can be fulfilled by a variety of master level courses or students may choose from three concentrations:

  • Community Development
  • Historic Preservation
  • Sustainable Design

Elective Courses

The MDS in the Real Estate Development degree program requires completion of nine (9.0) credits of electives.  Students may fulfill this elective requirement by enrolling in master’s level courses offered by the College for which they have met the prerequisite.

Students in the program may also choose to use their elective credits to concentrate their studies in one of three subject areas listed below:

Historic Preservation Concentration: this concentration requires students to complete

and 6.0 credits selected from the following courses:

 

Sustainable Design Concentration: this concentration requires students to complete 9.0 credits selected from the courses listed below:

Sustainability and Sustainable Design Courses

Urban Planning and Urban Scale Courses

Building Design and Building Scale Courses

 

Community Development Concentration: this concentration requires students to complete

and 7.5 credits selected from the following courses:

Notes:

1) Master’s level courses have a numerical course designation of 3000.  Some 2000 course numbers are offered at the both the master’s and bachelor’s level.  Before enrolling in a 2000 level course, confirm that the course meets the master’s level requirements with the MDS-RED education director.  The 2000 level courses listed above meet the master’s level curriculum requirement.

2) Not all of the courses listed above are offered every semester.  Students should consult with the MDS-RED education director to plan their elective courses.