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Masters of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment (In Person and Executive Online)

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—either in person or online—prepares you to be a true integrated project leader.

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

*Class of 2018

Program Snapshot

Academic term 
10-week quarters

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

Program length 
On campus: 12+ months, full or part time 
Online: 18-24 months part time

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

Work experience required
On campus: None
Online: 5 years


  • Build a strong network in Denver, one of the strongest real estate and construction markets in the country.
  • Part-time and online options offer flexibility that lets you complete your degree on your schedule.
  • On campus: You’ll build with your own hands in our construction lab, Solar Decathlon competition and Playhouse Project.
  • Online master’s classes meet live and collaboratively, so you’ll interact with faculty and classmates in real time.
  • Get credits toward 7 professional certifications while you earn your degree.
  • Online master’s ranked No. 7 by among Best Online Programs for Concentrations: Real Estate, Property Development, Integrated Project Delivery and Construction Management (2020).

Alumna profile

Taylor Iascone, MS 2018

Taylor Iascone, MS 2018

Project Engineer, Swinerton Builders

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

tuition:Base tuition (2020-2021): $70,128 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.

Offering ONLINE and ON-CAMPUS Courses and Degrees

Online Executive Master’s

An 18–24 month, 48-credit program taken online in a live, collaborative classroom experience.

On-Campus Master’s

A 12+ month, full- or part-time, 48-credit on-campus program.

Admissions Details

MS Online Professional Real Estate
MS Real Estate
GMAT or GRE (GRE Code for All Programs: 4842)
Not Required GMAT code: MZR-GT-58
Required GMAT code: MZR-GT-03
Work Experience
5+ Years Required
Not Required
Professional Résumé
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Not Required
Not Required
Admissions Interview
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
Application Fee
Yes $100 (non-refundable)
Yes $100 (non-refundable)


Scholarships are available for any student who meets the listed requirements. Don’t let finances keep you from pursuing your education and expanding your career.

Note: Please read all “Application Guidelines” on the first page of the application and fill it out completely to be considered. Applications must be received by the required deadlines. Contact the Burns School for more information: 303.871.3432.

Apply for Scholarships

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.

Your Primary Contact

Marie McNichol

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions 
303.871.7629 |
Marie is your main point of contact for any questions you may have on the on-campus and online executive masters programs. Feel free to reach out to her anytime.

Additional Contacts

Lora Hacker – Assistant Director
303.871.7977 |

Candace M. Rusk – Enrollment
303.871.3211 |

Nicole E. Gleason – Admin Assist.
303.871.3432 |

Ceci A. Smith – Assistant to the Director
303.871.2145 |

Barbara Jackson – Director

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