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MIT's innovative one-year Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) prepares men and women for key positions in domestic and international real estate. With a course of study that is rigorous, balanced, and grounded in professional practice, the program gives students a comprehensive understanding of real estate theory and practice — from initial concept to market reality and beyond. Small class size and emphasis on team projects bring together students from many backgrounds and levels of expertise, fostering working relationships that can last long after students graduate and return to industry.
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Real estate professionals have traditionally acquired their skills on the job and through accidents of experience. But as real estate practice becomes more complex, technical, and globally interconnected, the need increases for specialized education beyond the bounds of traditional MBA programs. Recognizing that need in 1983, MIT created the Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED), the first one-year degree program of its kind.
Drawing heavily on the relationship with industry that characterizes education at MIT, our curriculum integrates knowledge from each of the major disciplines that contributes to the real estate industry in a rigorous course of study that balances theory and practice.
The program is distinguished from graduate-level real estate programs elsewhere by its 12-month duration and its full access to MIT's academic resources. The program is headquartered at the Center for Real Estate, one of many interdisciplinary centers at MIT that promote the growth of knowledge in areas that cut across the boundaries of traditional departments. This structure enables our students to enroll in core courses taught by faculty in the departments of Economics, Urban Studies and Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Architecture, and the Sloan School of Management, and in elective classes throughout the Institute.