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Much more than real estate.

The Edward St. John Real Estate Program has been a leader in graduate real estate education for almost a quarter-century. Its flagship degree, the MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure, gives you the foundation to thrive in virtually any industry where the principles of real estate are critical to success. This isn’t just a graduate degree in real estate. It’s an education in the foundations of business. Investment. Finance. Entrepreneurship.

Available as a full-time option in Washington, D.C, or part-time option in Baltimore or Washington, D.C., the Master’s in Real Estate and Infrastructure program is taught by Hopkins experts and practitioners recruited from the region’s leading investment, development, law, architectural, engineering, and planning firms. Their courses will provide you with insights into multiple areas of study, including development, finance, sustainability, market analysis, real estate law, and more. What’s more, the program offers a textured, multi-disciplinary understanding of the industry that extends far beyond anything you’ll find in a traditional MS in real estate program. 

The power of the Johns Hopkins network.

Most schools relegate their real estate programs to continuing or graduate studies departments. The result: Students may get left out of the valuable personal and professional connections and affiliated disciplines that only a business school can offer.

But the MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure is part of the Carey Business School, giving you a direct pipeline to our powerful network of industry experts, executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. This includes hundreds of respected faculty and industry peers, and more than 1,000 alumni, many leaders in their fields. Add to this 21,000—and counting—Carey alumni, plus 200,000 Johns Hopkins alumni spanning the globe, and it’s a network like no other, connecting you to professional opportunities that can impact your career immediately—and for years to come.

One-on-one real estate career support.

After graduation, MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure students have gone on to start or advance their real estate careers as brokers, project managers, asset management advisers, analysts, planners, and others. Our Career Development team will take a personal interest in your education—and your professional opportunities—providing you with one-on-one support to help you thrive before and after graduation.  

After Carey, oppourtunity without boundaries.

Our Master’s in Real Estate and Infrastructure alumni have earned positions at respected companies throughout the region and nation. Bridging industries and economies, graduates of our real estate program bring an uncommon skill set to organizations. Recent alumni have gone on to make valuable contributions at companies including:

  • Alex Brown Realty Inc.
  • Bozzuto Development
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Clark Construction Group
  • Corporate Office Properties Trust
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Erickson
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac
  • Host Hotels and Resorts
  • James G. Davis Construction
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • KLNB
  • LaSalle Investment Management
  • M&T Bank
  • Manekin
  • PNC
  • The Peterson Companies
  • St. John Properties


Download a PDF of the MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure brochure

The 36-credit full-time MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure is offered at the Carey Business School’s Washington, D.C., campus near Dupont Circle. The program takes one year to complete and no work experience is required.

Students complete the program in a cohort format, with a group of peers following the same curriculum for most of their studies. Students will also take part in a unique special topics course, designed to encourage interaction with the professional community during meetings, field trips, and site visits.

During the summer—the final leg of their coursework—students will take part in an internship and practicum experience. This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on work experience with a company in a specific area of interest. The internships are structured and supervised by Johns Hopkins faculty with a professional mentor, and students must successfully complete their internship to graduate.

The curriculum for academic year 2015-16 includes the following courses, but sequence and availability of specific electives may vary. Real Estate and Infrastructure degree credits can also be applied toward some industry certifications. Consult with an academic adviser to ensure you take courses in the approved sequence.

Course descriptions for 2015-2016 classes are available here. For more information, or to view a sample syllabus from a previous year, contact Associate Director of Admissions Marie Moineau at mcmoineau@jhu.edu.

Orientation Workshops

  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Time Value of Money
  • Value Creation

Business Foundations

  • Statistical Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Communication
  • Business Leadership and Human Values

Functional Core

  • Real Estate and Infrastructure Finance
  • Real Estate Capital Market Analysis
  • Development Modeling and Risk Analysis
  • Infrastructure Development for Sustainable Cities
  • Real Estate Investment and Development
  • Real Estate Legal Environment
  • Project Finance and Public-Private Infrastructure Delivery
  • Real Estate and Infrastructure Capstone
  • Design and Construction Feasibility
  • Real Estate Market Feasibility Study

Real Estate Electives

  • Real Estate and Infrastructure Valuation
  • Advanced Valuation and Investment Analysis
  • Global Perspectives in Real Estate
  • Real Estate Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate Funds and Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts: Analysis and Structuring

Students who complete the MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure between May 2014 and August 2015 are eligible to continue their studies in a complementary new area with Carey's Second Degree Option. More information is available on the Second Degree Option website.

The 36-credit part-time MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure is offered for start terms Spring and Fall in both the DC and Harbor East locations. The program can be completed in as quickly as two years and is designed for individuals with three or more years of work experience.

Your coursework will culminate in an individual practicum or thesis, challenging you to integrate classroom knowledge with hands-on experience, under the direction of a real estate professional and faculty member. You will complete a comprehensive final project related to your chosen specialization, applying your skills and knowledge directly to create a development proposal or a research thesis.

The curriculum for academic year 2015-16 includes the following courses, but sequence and availability of specific electives may vary. Real Estate and Infrastructure degree credits can also be applied toward some industry certifications. Consult with an academic adviser to ensure you take courses in the approved sequence. 

Course descriptions for 2015-2016 classes are available here. For more information, or to view a sample syllabus from a previous year, contact Associate Director of Admissions Marie Moineau at mcmoineau@jhu.edu.

Business Foundations

  • Statistical Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Communication
  • Business Leadership and Human Values

Functional Core

  • Real Estate and Infrastructure Finance
  • Real Estate Capital Market Analysis
  • Development Modeling and Risk Analysis
  • Infrastructure Development for Sustainable Cities
  • Real Estate Investment and Development
  • Real Estate Legal Environment
  • Project Finance and Public-Private Infrastructure Delivery
  • Real Estate and Infrastructure Capstone
  • Design and Construction Feasibility
  • Real Estate Market Feasibility Study

Real Estate Electives

  • Real Estate and Infrastructure Valuation
  • Advanced Valuation and Investment Analysis
  • Global Perspectives in Real Estate
  • Real Estate Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate Funds and Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts: Analysis and Structuring

For students entering in spring 2015, please contact your academic adviser for current program plan and recommended sequence by emailing carey.advising@jhu.edu.

Full-Time

Tuition (AY 2016-2017) Application Fee Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$64,000 (for entire 12-month program) $100 $500 $0 $0

 

Part-Time

Tuition (AY 2016-2017) Application Fee Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$1,290 per credit $100 $250 $0 $0

All fees are nonrefundable.

  • Late Registration Fee –$250
  • Late Payment Fee – $250
  • Returned Check Fee – $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee –$75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee – 25% of the outstanding debt

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students in the MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure program.

We offer a variety of financial aid programs, including scholarships, loans, and work study opportunities.

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Apply to the program.

  1. Review our application dates. Select the application period that’s most convenient for you. Please note that you may not apply more than once per year.
  2. Organize all application materials. This includes official transcripts, resume, essay, letters of recommendation, any necessary test scores, and application fees.
  3. Submit your online application.
  4. View our frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 410-234-9220 or carey.admissions@jhu.edu