5 Reasons to Choose Mason’s Real Estate Degree

As you determine which real estate degree fits your needs best, there are important factors to consider including specializations offered, business network, location, career services, and quality of faculty.

Take a look below for a list of 5 reasons why you should choose the Mason MS in Real Estate Development for your real estate degree.

The Mason Real Estate Degree Experience

You will…

  • Gain the practical skills to manage every phase of the development process
  • Develop the management skills and analytical abilities that will put you at the forefront of the next generation of real estate professionals
  • Connect with the Northern Virginia real estate development community
  1. Convenient Location

Take courses on our Arlington campus that sits in the heart of the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., real estate development community.

  1. Diverse Options for Specializations

Select the courses that fit your interests, meet your specific career goals, and widen the net of your opportunities. Choose a specialization or take a variety of courses.


  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Sustainability
  1. Experienced Peers

Your classmates represent a wide range of roles and career stages in the real estate community. From dirt developers to architects and property managers to brokers, they instantly become a network of peers that help you grow academically and professionally.

  1. Supportive Alumni Network

Our alumni have created their own Real Estate Development Industry Group that holds quarterly events that bring together our alumni and industry leaders for social, educational, and charitable events.

  1. World-class faculty

Our real estate development faculty are experienced industry executives and thought leaders. They bring their practical experiences into the classroom and give students insider information on some of the biggest, newest, and most impressive real estate development projects in the region.

Learn more about the Masters in Real Estate Development program at Mason.

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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