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Masters in Real Estate

The Master of Arts in Real Estate (MRE) is an interdisciplinary program offered by UPP in collaboration with UIC's College of Business Administration. The MRE curriculum combines economics, finance, and urban planning to provide students with a full perspective on the field of real estate. The program takes advantage of UIC's location by emphasizing urban real estate markets and by using metropolitan Chicago as a working laboratory. The program is intended for professionals working either the private or the public sector who must grapple with real estate and real estate development issues.

Students will learn the basic principles of economics, finance, urban planning, and urban land use law that are needed to gain fundamental knowledge of the operation of urban real estate markets, methods of real estate finance, and systems used to plan and regulate urban real estate development. The purpose of the program is to turn students into educated professionals in the field of urban real estate. Students may choose a concentration in business or urban planning.

The MRE degree requires a minimum of 35 semester hours of graduate credit, and is divided into four components:

For detailed information about program requirements, visit the MRE Section of the Current Students page or the MRE section on the College of Business Administration's website.