Master of Science in Real Estate and Infrastructure (part-time)
Johns Hopkins Master’s in Real Estate and Infrastructure courses are taken within a true business school. Learn alongside students and faculty of different industries and backgrounds with like business mindsets, through the Edward St. John Real Estate Program. Build multidisciplinary skills that will help you thrive in and out of real estate, regardless of market conditions.
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s part-time Master of Science in Real Estate and Infrastructure program has been a leader in real estate education for more than 20 years. The flexible format provides working professionals with the option of remote live, synchronous courses to continue to maintain your career. Our innovative curriculum delivers additional flexibility in selecting courses for a customized focus on specific real estate topics including health care real estate, contemporary issues in the industry, and negotiation.
The part-time Master of Science in Real Estate and Infrastructure program is built upon the fundamental pillars of data, decisions, policy, and community. These pillars apply to commercial real estate professionals and entrepreneurs from entry- to executive level. This program will prepare you to both anticipate and influence the evolution of real estate in—and for—your community.
Leverage the power of our alumni network and create lasting connections with real estate professionals who are ready to help you build for what’s next.
The fully online, flexible format allows you to complete the program while continuing your personal and professional obligations. Create a schedule that works for you and customize your electives to align with your career goals.
Edward St. John Real Estate Program
Learn fresh, innovative approaches to the field of real estate development. This program is made possible through the generous support of Edward St. John.
Relevant, practical, and applicable
Study with a research-focused faculty and adjunct practitioners who are leading experts in their fields.
- Collect, read, and analyze real estate data
- Understand zoning regulations and anticipate changes to land use laws
- Understand pertinent mega-trends and engage at the frontiers of real estate
- Influence the direction of development
- Build your personal and professional real estate network
- 36 percent female / 64 percent male
- 100 percent of students are from the U.S.
- 3.18 average undergraduate GPA
- 11.3 average years of full-time work experience
For over 30 years, the Edward St. John Real Estate Program at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has featured a powerful combination of research-focused faculty members and practitioners who are leading experts in their fields.
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Our curriculum teaches key trends relevant to the real estate industry, its future leaders, and change agents.
Those trends include:
- Affordable housing
- Sustainability in real estate (green building, zero carbon, zero emissions)
- Climate resilience
- Financing (private equity, crowdfunding)
- Data (accessibility)
- Participatory governance
- Tax and regulation (regulatory changes to close loopholes)
- Core real estate classes and future-focused real estate electives
- Capstone project to apply classroom knowledge to real-world challenges
- Case studies in partnership with the Johns Hopkins alumni community, including companies like Fannie Mae, Angelo Gordon, and Hillwood Properties
- Experiential learning courses featuring a part-time internship with a local or national real estate firm
Fast Track Certifications:
- Appraisal Institute
Required courses (16 credits)
Business Foundations (6 credits)
- BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
- BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis
- BU.120601 Business Communications
Functional Core (8 credits)
- BU.234.610 Real Estate and Infrastructure Finance
- BU.241.630 Real Estate Products and Emerging Trends
- BU.241.610 Real Estate Investment and Development
- NEW: The Legal and Public Policy Landscape of Real Estate
Capstone Project (2 credits)
- BU.245.790 Real Estate and Infrastructure Capstone
Electives courses (14 credits)
Students choose 7 courses from the following:
- BU.241.620 Design and Construction Feasibility
- BU.242.715 Real Estate and Infrastructure Valuation
- BU.152.725 Real Estate Entrepreneurship
- BU.242.710 Real Estate Funds and Portfolio Management
- BU.242.701 Real Estate Investment Trusts: Analysis and Structuring
- BU.241.760 Strategic Commercial Leasing
- BU.241.740 Project Finance & Public-Private Infrastructure Delivery
- BU.241.705 Selected Topics in the Real Estate Industry
- BU.241.640 Net Zero Real Estate
- New Elective: Proptech and Big Data
- New Elective: Real Estate Practicum
- New Elective: Corporate Real Estate Management
- New Elective: Distressed Real Estate and Restructuring
Participate in an optional residency of your choice to gain experience working alongside experts in the industry.
- Online with campus residency
- Asynchronous and/or fully synchronous courses
- Optional in-person residencies available
- Complete your degree in two years
- In-person classes
- Courses held in Washington, D.C
- Capstone project with a mentor in the real estate industry
- Complete your degree in one year
- Online, flexible format
- Asynchronous and/or fully synchronous courses
- Optional in-person experiences
- Complete your degree in two years
Gain hands-on experience and networking opportunities with Johns Hopkins alumni and experts in the industry.
Residencies typically feature:
- Conferences or summits on important real estate topics such as real estate health care, real estate technology (Prop tech), and community investing and affordable housing
- Accelerated week-long courses such as negotiation, risk analysis and modeling, and net- zero real estate
- A visit with a city planning or economic development department to explore strategic planning, data collection and analysis, and how to connect urban planning with community macro issues (crime, employment, property values, health, etc.)
- Projects like preparing a plan for a failing development and presenting it to a planning department
Throughout your program and beyond, Carey career and leadership coaches and employer relations industry specialists provide you with the support, resources, and opportunities you need to achieve your unique career goals.
Explore career outcomes of our MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure alumni
- Acquisitions analyst for universal owners (endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds)
- Asset manager
- Associate for private equity
- Director of development - private sector
- Director of environmental social governance (ESG) for a real estate investment trust (REIT)
- Director of finance/development - public sector (county/state level)
- Loan originations and servicing
- Real estate development
- Real estate entrepreneurship
- Sales/leasing/property management for investors
Alumni from the Johns Hopkins Real Estate and Infrastructure program are a powerful and extensive network of 1,000+ members who want to help you succeed.
- Real Estate and Infrastructure Advisory Board: Members of the Real Estate and Infrastructure Advisory Board help continually evaluate and update our curriculum to account for the latest real estate trends. They also serve as guest speakers in the program to offer insights and networking opportunities from influential real estate practitioners at real estate firms.
- Alumni forum: The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Real Estate Alumni Forum—known as Carey REAF—promotes and facilitates relationship building between students, alumni, faculty, Advisory Board members, and real estate industry leaders. The group holds educational and social events, and opens opportunities for events hosted by local, regional, and national real estate professional organizations.
Keep up to date with the MS Real Estate and Infrastructure program
- Quarterly JHU Real Estate Market Update Newsletter: A quarterly market report newsletter for our alumni, from leading commercial real estate firms about real estate finance, capital markets, and the real estate economy. (coming soon)
- What’s Next in Real Estate Speaker Series: An ongoing series focused on challenges, uncertainties, or innovations in the real estate industry. Dean Alex Triantis facilitates each event, featuring distinguished Carey alumni and industry leaders.
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