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Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment

As the only RECM program in an accredited business college, we teach you the full cycle of real estate, construction and asset management, all built on a foundation of business principles. Our program prepares you to be a true integrated project leader.

  • Average salary 6 months after graduation: $96,000.*

*Class of 2018

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Program Snapshot

Academic term 
10-week quarters

Entry points 
Fall quarter (September) 
Spring quarter (March)

Program length 
12+ months full time or 18+ months part time

> Property Development 
> Real Estate 
> Construction Management 
> Integrated Product Delivery 
> Customize your own 

Alumna profile

Taylor Iascone, MS 2018

Taylor Iascone, MS 2018

Project Engineer, Swinerton Builders

After years working in facilities leadership, Taylor realized she’d hit the glass ceiling and decided an advanced degree was her way out. Her degree gave her much more than a diploma. 

tuition:Base tuition (2022–2023): $73,680 Typical scholarship range (% of tuition): 10–40%*

* Scholarships are based on academic record, testing and employment credentials, and are not guaranteed. Contact or 303.223.7503 for more information.

Master’s Programs at the Burns School

Building a Better Way

Support Your Career with a Solid Foundation
At the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, we take a holistic approach to the business of the built environment—providing a 360-degree view of a project life cycle.

Your Blueprint for Success
As the only Real Estate and the Built Environment program from a renowned and accredited business college, our aim is to turn experienced professionals into visionary leaders.

Program highlights

  • Build a strong network in Denver, one of the strongest real estate and construction markets in the country.
  • With 36 classes to choose from, build a degree that fits your interests.
  • Use our high-tech learning and networking space, the Collaboratory, which offers both immersive teaching and collaboration tools and a network of industry professionals available to advise you.
  • Get credits toward 7 professional certifications while you earn your degree. 

Get ahead with professional certifications

Earn credit towards the following certifications while earning your degree.

  • Design Build Institute of America
  • Designated Design-Build Professional
  • Certified Property Manager
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • Appraisal Institute
  • FIABCA International Real Estate
  • Procore Construction Software

Admissions Details

MS Real Estate
Optional. GRE code: 4842, GMAT code: MZR-GT-03
Work Experience
Not Required
Professional Résumé
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Not Required
Admissions Interview
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
Application Fee
$100 (non-refundable)


Students are automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships and graduate assistantships at the time of application. Don’t let finances keep you from pursuing your education and expanding your career.




Contact Us

Marie McNichol

Marie McNichol

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management

Marie is your main point of contact for any questions you may have on a master’s degree in real estate and the built environment. Feel free to reach out to her anytime.

Connect With A Student

Our graduate student ambassadors are happy to share their personal experiences about Daniels and Denver with you. Feel free to email an ambassador with your questions or to arrange a time to come to the beautiful University of Denver campus and meet them.

Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment
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Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment
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Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment
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Apply to Burns

The only program in the country integrating real estate, project delivery, and asset/facility management education into a distinct foundational core representing the full life cycle of the built environment.