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Master of Science in Real Estate

If you're thinking real estate, you need to be thinking SMU Cox.


Expertly prepare for a career in real estate.

Our new MS in Real Estate, whose first cohort will begin Fall 2024, offers recent graduates the expertise, experiential learning, and hands-on curriculum to begin their career journey in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

The program offers the most comprehensive learning experience in North Texas, integrating rigorous training in finance, analysis and strategy in addition to experiential coursework in real estate development, hands-on learning through industry treks and site visits, extensive technical training in Argus and Tableau, and enlisting the know-how of leading real estate professionals across the industry to offer insights and mentorship.

Courses are taught by faculty ranked #15th globally for quality by The Economist, representing a rich mix of forward-thinking researchers and industry practitioners who keenly understand the skills, technical expertise, business acumen and vision required to succeed in dynamic market environments.

Tim S.

The SMU Cox program is top notch.

"There are hundreds of people in the real estate community involved with the program. You get the opportunity to plug into that, learn from those people and network with those people."

Tim S.
Dallas, TX

The Power Of The Folsom Institute

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Students will also benefit from training and networking opportunities via the acclaimed Folsom Institute for Real Estate. Led by a Board of over two hundred influential and highly-engaged real estate leaders and eleven Corporate Partners from across the U.S., the Folsom Institute has propelled SMU Cox students into successful real estate careers for almost forty years.

The Robert and Margaret Folsom Institute for Real Estate is a research center dedicated to preparing the next generation of real estate leaders. In addition to its large and highly-engaged Board and Corporate Partners, the Institute provides scholarships, internships, mentor events, speaker series, industry treks, case study competitions, technical training in industry software, and job placement support.

Learn more about the Folsom Institute

And Career Support From Day One

Not only can you achieve your degree in as little as nine months, you’ll experience the game-changing support network of SMU Cox.

Find Your Student Club

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Cox Graduate Finance Club

If you’re interested in an investment-related career or corporate finance, this club is for you. Along with students from other MS and MBA programs, you'll get chances to network when you attend speaker panels, visit Dallas firms, join pitch competitions and mix it up at happy hours and crawfish boils.

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Graduate Real Estate Club

Make connections, expand your network, and tap into experiential learning with guidance from the Folsom Institute for Real Estate alongside other SMU Cox real estate students. Be it MSRE students or real estate concentration students, level up your industry know-how through this club.

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Women in Business

One of SMU Cox's largest student organizations, Women in Business helps launch you into a meaningful career as a business leader. You'll find opportunities for mentorship and networking with high-powered women from industries across Dallas, as well as a calendar full of events, from lunch-and-learns with guest speakers to seminars and get-togethers. The club's relationship with the Forté Foundation means you automatically benefit from membership in the national organization.