Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment
As the only real estate and construction management program in an accredited business college, we offer a comprehensive, fully integrated curriculum designed to develop business leaders with the knowledge, skills and holistic perspective needed to lead in the real estate and construction industries.
Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment Program Snapshot
Fall quarter (September)
Spring quarter (March)
Real Estate Development
Integrated Project Delivery
Customize your own
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, 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.
My goal was to stay in Denver and Daniels has a fantastic reputation in this area. Between the vast alumni network and access to local business leaders, Daniels makes it very easy to build a network. The University of Denver also offers incredible benefits to veterans like myself through the G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. This program allows veterans to use their education benefits to cover tuition costs and books for the program.
Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment Program Tuition
Base tuition (2023-2024): $77,376 | Typical scholarship range (% of tuition): 10-40%*
* Scholarships are based on academic record, testing and employment credentials, and are not guaranteed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-3416 for more information.
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.
- 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
Start With a Graduate Certificate
Do you want to build your skills but aren’t ready to commit to a master’s degree? You can start by taking courses toward a 4- or 6-course certificate in Real Estate Development, Real Estate Investment or Construction Project Management. If you decide you want to continue on and earn your master’s, you can apply the credits you’ve already earned. Learn more about graduate certificates.
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.
Apply to the MS in Real Estate and the Built Environment
We welcome applicants from all professional backgrounds and academic disciplines. No prior work experience—or background in business—is required. To apply, you must submit:
- Official college transcript(s)
- Professional resume
- $100 application fee
GMAT or GRE scores are optional. If you determine that your application will be stronger with GMAT or GRE scores, please submit them when you apply.
All accepted students are automatically considered for scholarships. No additional application is needed.
Visit our graduate admissions page for more information about application requirements.
FAQs for the MS in Real Estate and the Built Environment
What type of degree do you have to have to be considered for the program?
What type of experience do you like to see for the program?
Where do your graduates go after graduation?
What is the age range of people in the program?
We have ages from directly out of undergrad and people who are in their 50’s making career changes. So the group creates a very interesting classroom experience for everyone.
How long does the program take to complete?
The program is very flexible. You can complete it in 18 months to 2 years – this is sweet spot for most full time students, because it allows them to have time to take part in the various competitions and extra resume building activities the Burns School offers. However, we do have part-time students who take advantage of the flexibility of the program and take 3-5 years to complete.
Are there additional scholarships available for this program?
Yes, the industry is full of different organizations offering scholarship opportunities for students pursuing a degree in either construction or real estate.
Once you’re accepted into the program, contact the Burns School for a list of available scholarships.
Have other questions? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at email@example.com or 303-871-3416.
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.