University of Southern California

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Real Estate Development


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Real Estate Development (MRED); MRED/Master of Business Administration (joint degree);MRED/Juris Doctor (joint degree); MRED/Master of Planning (joint degree)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The USC Master of Real Estate Development program prepares graduates for key positions in the real estate profession. The MRED program is carefully designed to bring together the three main elements of real estate: design, finance, and policy. Students are exposed to the full range of development functions – market analysis, finance and deal structuring, site planning, and project management  – and for all product types – single family residential, multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and hotel.

MRED students are innovative thinkers and are drawn to risks and rewards concomitant to the real estate profession. Hailing from across the United States and throughout the world, students are drawn to Southern California for direct exposure to cutting edge development projects. MREDs bring with them a breadth of professional training; the classroom experience is enriched by discussions among students with backgrounds in architecture, city planning, banking, law, commercial real estate brokerage, construction, investment banking, and real estate development. The ideal MRED student is a personable leader and creative thinker. He or she sees opportunities where others see obstacles. The entrepreneurial nature of the real estate industry attracts like-minded students to the MRED program.

Program is available in either an 11 month full-time option or two-year part-time track. Dual degrees are also available with MBA/MRED, JD/MRED, MPL/MRED.


USC is accedited by WASC.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 44

In State Tuition (per year): 69700 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

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