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College : Business AdministrationDegree : MSRE
Department : FinanceOption : Nonthesis
Program Websites : http://www.bus.ucf.edu/edc

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Science in Real Estate is a 16-month cohort program that meets two evenings a week, allowing busy professionals to continue their full-time careers while earning this fully accredited master's degree in the field of real estate.

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CURRICULUM

The Master of Science in Real Estate is a vehicle of continuous education designed specifically with the career professional in mind. The MSRE curriculum provides graduates with the flexibility to pursue careers in residential or commercial real estate brokerage and appraisal, real estate development, and mortgage brokerage. Graduates will be well prepared to earn Florida real estate brokerage and appraisal licenses.

As real estate is closely tied to the finance discipline, the 30-credit-hour curriculum consists of a professional core with courses in finance, marketing, and accounting and advanced course work specifically related to real estate, including real estate markets and institutions, real estate law, finance and investment analysis, and real estate market analysis and appraisal. An additional 12 credit hours of prerequisite courses may be required based on the student's prior undergraduate and graduate course work.

  • 16-month program with classes two evenings a week
  • Minimum of two years work experience required
  • High caliber peer group comprised of business leaders from diverse professional backgrounds
  • Innovative curriculum (consultative and case-based applied approach)
  • Prerequisite courses waived in lieu of professional work experience 
  • Personal interview required for admission
Total Credit Hours Required:
30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—30 Credit Hours

Finance Core—15 Credit Hours

  • FIN 6406 Strategic Financial Management (3 credit hours)
  • FIN 6465 Financial Analysis Seminar (3 credit hours)
  • FIN 6515 Analysis of Investment Opportunities (3 credit hours)
  • MAR 6816 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credit hours)
  • ACG 6425 Managerial Accounting Analysis (3 credit hours)

Real Estate Core—15 Credit Hours

  • REE 6006 Real Estate Markets and Institutions (3 credit hours)
  • REE 6455 Real Estate Law (3 credit hours)
  • REE 6209 Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • REE 6147 Real Estate Market Analysis and Appraisal (3 credit hours)
  • REE 6737 Real Estate Development (3 credit hours)

Independent Learning

The MSRE will have a capstone course (REE 6737) Real Estate Development required by all students to use what they have learned in the entire program. Students will create comprehensive development project that covers the real estate development process, regulatory considerations, financial and market feasibility, management and control, and environmental aspects of real estate development.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Official, competitive GRE or GMAT score taken within the last five years.*
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Essay.
  • Résumé showing a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional work experience.
  • Interview.
  • A computer-based score of 233 (or 91 internet-based score) on the Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or if an applicant's degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the only official language or a university where English is the only official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 7.0.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

*Exam may be waived for applicants with 15 or more years of relevant professional work experience. All waiver decisions will be made on an individual basis by the Associate Dean of the program.

Application Deadlines

Real Estate MS Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants

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Mar 1

The next available term is Summer 2012. Classes will begin in May 2012 at the UCF Downtown Orlando Campus. The application deadline will be March 1, 2012.

International Applicants

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Nov 1
International Transfer Applicants

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Dec 15

FINANCIALS

Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see Student Finances, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.

Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see Fellowships, which includes descriptions of UCF fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship. 


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