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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

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 


  • Build a strong network in Denver, one of the strongest real estate and construction markets in the country.
  • Part-time options offer flexibility that lets you complete your degree on your schedule.
  • With our hyflex class model, you can attend classes in person, online, or a combination of the two, based on your needs. Each day you can choose which way you’d like to attend. Learn more about hyflex courses below.
  • When online, meet live with faculty and classmates to interact and collaborate 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, 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 (2021-2022): $71,520 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.

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
GMAT or GRE (GRE Code for All Programs: 4842)
Optional through Fall 2021 due to COVID restrictions. 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)

Hyflex Course Delivery

All courses in our master’s program follow a hyflex class model. Each class is taught in person and online simultaneously for a collaborative class experience. This hyflex modality allows students to complete the degree fully online from anywhere, or in person with all the benefits of networking and engagement on campus and the flexibility to Zoom in when needed.

Students are required to attend all classes, whether on campus or synchronously online. Asynchronous learning is not an option for this program.


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
Graduate Student Ambassador
Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment
Graduate Student Ambassador
Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment
Graduate Student Ambassador

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.

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