Graduate Program: Real Estate Development

General Information


Real Estate Development (MRED)

Program Description

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program recruits students with great potential and prepares them to become responsible property investors and developers.

The degree focuses on sustainable and responsible development, emphasizing public/private partnerships; transit-oriented development; and sustainable and healthy cities. The MRED program is ideal for professionals interested in better understanding the real estate industry as a whole, as well as those who are or intend to be real estate developers and industry leaders.

Our expert faculty will prepare you for a rewarding career in the real estate investment and development market.

In the Master of Real Estate Development, you’ll learn:

  • Principles of real estate, entitlement and construction
  • Advanced real estate investment analysis (IRR)
  • Fundamentals of real estate finance, capital markets and land development 
  • Decision-making under risk and uncertainty
  • Placemaking for future markets and communities 
  • Advanced real estate finance, technologies and data sources
  • Foundations of urban economic principles 
  • Responsible property investment and sustainability 
  • Professional communication 
  • Professional practice ethics, policies and procedures

Students graduate ready to thrive in one of the largest financial and asset markets in the world as professionals who can create and sustain multiple dimensions of value.


Department/Academic Unit(s)

The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning encourages and supports a culture of innovation in teaching, research, creative works, as well as community engagement aimed at advancing professional practice and preparing students to be leaders in their respective fields.

We utilize Tucson and the unique Sonoran Desert environment as a learning laboratory for applied research and community-based projects involving a variety of stakeholders.

Creative thinking and collaborative learning are encouraged in all of our programs through interdisciplinary coursework and real-world projects. Graduates are able to integrate scientific knowledge with resourceful innovation to achieve outcomes that demonstrate best practices for the development of healthful, livable, and meaningful places.



College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture

Campus where offered

Tuition and Fees

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Completion Requirements
Admissions Information

Minimum Credit Units (33)

Core Coursework Requirements

30 units of core coursework are required to complete the degree:

  • RED 507 Survey of Responsible Real Estate Development (3 units)
  • RED 525 Real Estate Market Analysis (3 units)
  • RED 501 Introduction to Real Estate Finance (3 units)
  • RED 576 Land Development Process (3 units)
  • RED 605 Advance Real Estate Finance: Software and Technology (3 units)
  • RED 521 Place Making and Urban Form (3 units)
  • RED 509 Due Diligence and Entitlements (3 units)
  • RED 515 Construction and Project Management (3 units)
  • RED 585 Foundations of Economics for Planning and Real Estate (3 units)
  • RED 698 Professional Project for Responsible Development* (3 units)

 * To be taken at the conclusion/near conclusion of program with faculty advisor approval.


Additional Requirements

See required coursework

Student Handbook

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.

Admissions Requirements

We do not accept terminal masters, all applications must be for the PhD program

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE

Funding Opportunities

The Academic Unit has not provided this information.

Funding Opportunities

Domestic & International Applicants

Fall:December 15th

International Conditional Admission

International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.

Other Information

The GRE Institution Code for The Colorado Heights University is 4832

Last revised 06 Oct 2020