Cornell University

School of Hotel Administration

Baker Program in Real Estate


410 Thurston Ave

Ithaca, NY 14850

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Real Estate experience at Cornell is far reaching and multi-faceted, stretching beyond a single department to include multiple Colleges and beyond the campus through extensive alumni, Cornell Real Estate Council, and industry connections. It is no surprise that some consider Cornell the most comprehensive of graduate real estate experiences. Real estate career development and management often begins before students arrive on campus and continues with active alumni support after graduation. Cornell’s exclusive Real Estate Career Guide© program is a career development and placement process integrated throughout the two year graduate program that ultimately prepares students for internship and career success. Incoming students benefit from workshops and counseling sessions designed to prepare them for interviews and salary negotiations. Second-year students benefit from presentation skill development and preparation for their transition following graduation. The small class size and dedicated career services staff enables each student to have continual, personal interaction with career services. Students also benefit from ongoing activities designed to promote their capabilities and accomplishments to employers nationally and internationally. An annual recruiting guide containing students’ pictures, biographies, and resumes is widely distributed each year. Not surprisingly, the program maintains 100% internship placement and graduates students fully prepared to assume leadership roles throughout the industry. (See Career for more information about Career Management) High-Profile Access Cornell real estate students become part of and benefit from access to the Cornell Real Estate Council, believed to be the largest university-affiliated network of real estate professionals. The annual Cornell Real Estate Conference, now in its 30th year, brings many alumni and other industry leaders to campus for panel discussions and direct student interactions. Through the Real Estate Industry seminar series offered every semester, meanwhile, students receive weekly insights from industry icons and keep apprised of current issues and projects in the field. At Cornell you get -- and stay -- connected to the real estate industry. (See Academics to learn more about the seminar series) Scholarship and Practical Research The Cornell Real Estate Review (CRER) is the country’s premier student-managed scholarly journal in the real estate field. The CRER is a scholarly journal providing a conduit for scholars, professional practitioners, and students to express ideas, concepts and research findings from all fields related to the real estate profession. The Review, unique as a student edited and managed real estate journal, is similar to a Law Review as the student editorial board referees and edits submissions from scholars and practitioners worldwide. Students solicit and receive articles, initiate the editing process and oversee the Review’s publication. The Review brings together today’s foremost real estate practitioners and scholars with tomorrow’s industry leaders, forging a greater understanding of emerging trends and forecasts in the industry. The Review focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of real estate by blending both informative practical papers with application based academic research across the breath of design, business, economics, engineering, finance, law, planning, development, marketing and property management. Opportunities for Success While in school students have the chance to compete in industry-sponsored competitions, including the Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Hines Urban Design competition and the Real Estate Finance Challenge, as well as serve as active participants in such Cornell events as the Entrepreneurship in Real Estate symposium, the Real Estate Project Workshop, and the annual Cornell Studies in Urban Development (CSUD) workshop. A common thread to these competitions and events is the formation of multiple discipline teams that focus intensely on real-life real estate projects that carry real outcomes. Why Choose Cornell Real Estate? From world-class faculty to individualized career management, from an extensive alumni network to direct contact with established leaders, Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate brings together the best elements and resources of an Ivy League university to create a complete interdisciplinary educational experience that is at once comprehensive and yet affords niche specialization.


Cornell University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921 and was most recently reaccredited in 2011

International Student Requirements:

The following are additional steps that international students need to be aware of as part of their application process: - English Language Proficiency Assessment - Declaration of Finances Form

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 62

In State Tuition (per year): 47050 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 47050 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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