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2021 Graduate Outcomes
  • 32% average salary increase
  • 100% employment within 3 months of graduation
What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

How long will it take?

Full-time format: 12 months (3 semesters).

Classes two evenings a week: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. EST allowing working professionals to advance their current careers.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Robinson College of Business reviews applications by admissions rounds. The online application and all additional required materials must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for that round. Each admissions round has a decision release date. Find out when a decision is expected to be released for your program.

Students can begin coursework in the fall.

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Online Commercial Real Estate, M.S.

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Through an experiential learning-based curriculum delivered by industry executives, you will build a modern skill set, specifically emerging with the ability to develop, finance, and invest in commercial real estate projects. A typical course includes case studies, applied projects and guest speakers with extensive industry experience. Plus, you’ll earn ARGUS Enterprise certification as well as CCIM - University Fast Track designation. And the flexibility of online programming:

  • View live broadcasted classes (e.g., WebEx, Zoom)
  • Attend the same classes as in-person students and graduate in 12 months
  • Participate in case study discussions, ask questions and receive feedback
  • Engage with guest speakers
  • Complete projects in virtual groups, analyze commercial real estate decisions and present findings in class
  • Access instructors with virtual office hours
  • Review recorded classes for enhanced comprehension
  • Join in-person classes if the topic or guest speaker is of particular interest (but no obligation to attend)
Program Rankings*
  • #16 overall (nationally)
  • #9 among public university programs

*U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Program Highlights

Faculty and alumni discuss how the program propels careers.

2021 Graduate Outcomes

  • 32% average salary increase
  • 100% employment within 3 months of graduation
  • $165,000 maximum reported salary

Program Details

Application Requirements

Learn more about the application process and what you will need to apply.

Mini-Mester 1 (Aug-Oct)

  • RE 8040 – CRE Law & Negotiations
  • RE 8000 – CRE Foundations

Mini-Mester 2 (Oct-Dec)

  • RE 8020 – CRE Modeling
  • RE 8100 – CRE Asset Management

Mini-Mester 1 (Jan-Mar)

  • RE 8060 - CRE Market Analysis
  • RE 8030 – CRE Financing

Mini-Mester 2 (Mar-May)

  • RE 8050 - CRE Development
  • RE 8400 – CRE Investments

Mini-Mester Summer (Jun-Jul)

  • RE 8025 – CRE Entrepreneurship
  • RE 8090 – CRE Case Analysis

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

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Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

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Corporate Assistance
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University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
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The Master of Science in Commercial Real Estate degree is designed for students who are principally interested in careers in the real estate industry and those who will use real property in business decision-making. It provides the student with both general and specialized real estate knowledge and analytical skills. The degree prepares students for professional areas such as financial counseling, market analysis and valuation, as well as industry activities such as real property development, acquisition, disposition and management.

Careers & Certifications

Program graduates work for a variety of well-respected companies including CBRE, Duke Realty, John Hancock Real Estate Finance Group, MetLife, Paragon Real Estate Group, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, Ridge Development, TriBridge Residential, Voya Financial and Wells Fargo. Our 2021 graduates reported a 32% average salary increase; the maximum reported salary was $165,000. One hundred percent of them secured employment within 3 months of graduation.

Our graduates typically secure jobs for commercial developers, banks, REITs, investment advisors, asset managers and brokerage firms.

Gregory Michaud headshot“The best way for us to hire smart, talented people with a high real estate IQ is through Robinson’s M.S. in Commercial Real Estate program. The learning curve for Robinson graduates is significantly less steep; they ‘ramp up’ a lot faster than people without the degree. Over the last 15 years, real estate as an investment class has been increasingly recognized as an avenue to increase a firm’s alpha creation. At Voya, we need formally educated real estate professionals—they are critical in delivering results to our clients.”

-Gregory Michaud, managing director, head of real estate finance, Voya Investment Management


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associate director
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Meet Your Faculty

Stan Breon

Partner, Trestle Point;
Principal, SDG Advisors

Thao Lee

Assistant Professor

Jay Mason

Founder and Land Broker, REAL

Lynn McKee

Director, M.S. in Commercial Real Estate program
Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank

Lynne OBrien

Director, Corporate Real Estate, The Coca-Cola Company (Retired)

Samir Patel

President, Trophy Point Investment Group

Eric Pinckney

VP/Development Executive, The Integral Group

jonathan rice

Senior Vice President, CBRE Capital Markets

Stan Sonenshine

President, Preferred Real Estate Funds

Warner Walker

Director of Real Estate Development, Southeast Region, Starbucks Coffee Company

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Bowers Professor of Real Estate

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AREA GSU Professor of Real Estate

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