Master of Real Estate Development

The Master of Real Estate Development treats real estate as an industry based on the collaboration of planners, architects, engineers, construction managers, program managers, facility managers, and owners to produce high-quality projects that bring tangible and lasting benefits to the community. This degree integrates classes from the schools of Architecture, Building Construction, City & Regional Planning, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Public Policy and the Sheller College of Business. Graduates of this program will understand the entire development process, from design and innovative construction, to land use regulations, finance, and management.

Real Estate Development students will also benefit from the living example of our urban Atlanta campus, which is thriving after a decade of innovative design, construction, and industry collaboration. In the center of one of the most dynamic real estate development centers in the country, our campus is constantly transforming.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree in one of the following fields from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and no work experience in the real estate development industry:

  • Construction Management
  • Architecture
  • Architecture Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • City Planning
  • Real Estate


A bachelor's degree in the following fields from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and a minimum of two years' experience in the real estate development industry.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Property Management

TOEFL Requirements

Georgia Tech does not accept IELTS for graduate student admissions.

Institute Code: 5248
Department Code: 12

Minimum Score Required:
  • Paper-based: 600
  • Computer-based: 250
  • Internet-based: 100

GRE or GMAT Requirements

  • Institute Code: R5248
  • Department Code: 4401
  • General Test: Required
  • A score within the past five years in the 60th percentile or higher

Letters of Recommendation

The MRED program requires letters of recommendation from two real estate professionals specifying industry competence.


The curriculum focuses on professional education that will create the platform for the next generation of publicly responsible real estate development. The curriculum presents a design based real estate development education in a collaborative environment that mirrors the real world process of the built environment. Planning, design, finance, and construction ultimately are joined in the production of real estate, and the MRED will present these disciplines in an innovative educational experience involving the three Schools. Additionally, the opportunity for multidisciplinary research to explore new dimensions in real estate design and sustainability will place Georgia Tech at the forefront of progress in human habitat. Education and research along with outreach to the local vibrant real estate development industry will serve Atlanta, its metropolitan region and the State of Georgia, with the opportunity through international students and programs to have a global reach.

Core Classes: Total 15 Credit Hours

BC 6175 Real Estate Development and Construction-3 Credit Hours
BC 6575 Real Estate Production Finance- 3 Credit Hours
BC 6350 Design and Construction Law-3 Credit Hours
CP 6640 Applied Real Estate Development Methods-3 Credit Hours
ARCH 6151 Theories of Urban Design-3 Credit Hours

Approved Electives: Total 12 Credit Hours

Choose from:

BC 6375 Trends and Policies for Development-3 Credit Hours
BC 6675 Residential Design and Construction-3 Credit Hours
ARCH 6226 Green Construction-3 Credit Hours
CP 6016 Growth Management Law and Implementation -3 Credit Hours
CP 6105 Land Conservation -3 Credit Hours
CP 6112 Introduction to Land Use -3 Credit Hours
CP 6611 Principles of Real Estate Finance and Development -3 Credit Hours
CP 6233 Sustainable Urban Development -3 Credit Hours
MGT 6082 Fundamentals of Real Estate Development-3 Credit Hours

Capstone Project: 3 Credit Hours

BC 6875 Real Estate Development Capstone Project-3 Credit Hours