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MS in Real Estate

Immerse yourself in one of business’ most dynamic fields. Earn your one-year Master of Science–Business: Real Estate and Urban Economics degree at the Wisconsin School of Business.

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Prepare for a Career as a Real Estate Leader—in Only 1 Year

Build job-ready skills

Prepare to handle the complexities of commercial real estate transactions. Learn finance, development, urban planning, valuation, and brokerage.

UW’s renowned expertise

Learn from the experts at the school’s dedicated real estate knowledge center—the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate.

Industry connections

Gain knowledge and contacts to pursue the real estate path of your choice. UW has real estate connections all around the world.

Wisconsin’s Top-Ranked Real Estate Department

The Wisconsin School of Business real estate department is globally recognized. The 1-year MS in Real Estate program was relaunched in 2019, rejoining the school’s successful undergraduate and full-time MBA offerings.

best undergraduate real estate program
U.S. News & World Report, 2023–24
best real estate MBA program
U.S. News & World Report, 2024
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Choose 1 of 4 Tracks

  • Core Real Estate MS Track
  • Private Equity Investment Track
  • Applied Real Estate Investment Track
  • Affordable and Sustainable Housing Track

Career Opportunities

The demand for rigorously trained real estate professionals is strong and likely to grow. Real estate investment and development activities are expected to increase as changes in population, demographics, work, and lifestyles require innovation.

average starting salary
—2023 graduates

Common job titles

Acquisitions analyst/associate
Appraisal analyst/associate
Development analyst/associate
Financial analyst/associate
Housing/Real estate specialist
Real estate investment analyst/associate
Transaction real estate analyst/associate

Hiring companies

Goldman Sachs logoJP Morgan Chase & Co. logo
Northwestern Mutual logo


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Requirements & tuition

Learn about the admissions process and tuition for the MS in Real Estate.

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Admissions events

Discuss your application with our experienced admissions team at one of our admissions events.

Mark Eppli
“A real estate degree from Wisconsin carries global recognition—we’re like no other real estate program in the world. Students benefit from a network of more than 2,000 active alumni in cities worldwide. We are set apart by the depth of our applied learning opportunities, both in and outside the classroom.”
Mark Eppli
Director, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
Sam Jagodzinski (MS ’21)
“The greatest benefits of being in the real estate master’s private equity program are being able to interact with and learn from industry luminaries. The private equity program’s investment committee is filled to the brim with subject matter experts from across the country. Getting the opportunity to learn from their experience is priceless. “
Sam Jagodzinski (MS ’21)
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