» Master of Science in Real Estate

The M.S. in Real Estate program is to prepare students for a career in real estate development, and finance and/or investment. This program is full-time, requires 30 credits of graduate coursework and is targeted toward students with undergraduate degrees in business with emphases in finance, real estate or accounting. This one-year immersive program will introduce students to concepts, context and tools necessary to excel in real estate investment and development. Students will apply the concepts they learn in subsequent coursework and will dive deep into the strategy behind real estate related industries.

Highlights of the M.S. in Real Estate program include:

  • Centralized location in the heart of Orange County
  • Highly personalized classes taught by renowned faculty
  • Access to career services and distinguished research centers
  • Merit scholarships and graduate assistantship opportunities

Students may take advantage of leadership roles in the Graduate Business Association (GBA), Women in Business and attend national conferences, participate in case competitions and engage with top executives both inside and outside the classroom.

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This program is targeted toward students with undergraduate degrees in business with emphases in finance, real estate or accounting. Exceptional candidates that were not undergraduate business majors may be considered but will be expected to have demonstrated competence in accounting, economics or statistics.

Application Requirements

  • Submit the online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official academic transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution
    • Send electronically to admtranscript@chapman.edu
    • Send via mail to:
      Chapman University
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      One University Drive
      Orange, CA 92866
  • Official GMAT score (institution code 4047)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • International Applicants must also submit the following:
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Cambridge English Advanced Exam test score
    • More information on international admission requirements are available on our FAQ page

Sample Program Plan

Below is an example of a program plan for the M.S. in Real Estate. All courses are 3 units and students are required to complete 30 units of graduate coursework. Courses from other universities will not be accepted for transfer into this program.


  • Real Estate Fundamentals
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Law and Taxation
  • Real Estate Analytics and Technology


  • Real Estate Economics


  • Real Estate Investment
  • Real Estate Development and Property Management
  • Elective (Real Estate or Business)


  • Real Estate Entrepreneurship and Investment Strategies
  • Elective (Real Estate or Business)


  • RE 610: Real Estate Design, Project Management and Construction
  • Bus 621: Investments
  • Bus 652: Negotiations
  • RE 670: Real Estate Principles and Practice
  • RE 696: Special Topics in Real Estate



Please refer to the Student Business Services for detailed tuition and fee information.

Scholarship opportunities are offered to qualified applicants in varying amounts; contact us to find out more. For additional financial aid consideration and information, please visit Financing Options.

Application Deadlines


Fall 2020:

Application Open

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