2020 Graduate Outcomes
  • 23.8% average salary increase
  • 2.8 years average time to pay back investment
  • 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.

Where can I take classes?
Buckhead Center (200 Tower Place), Online

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Robinson College of Business reviews applications on a rolling basis. The deadlines below are intended to serve as benchmarks. Due to our rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Applicants can expect to receive a decision within six weeks of the Office of Graduate Admissions receiving all required materials.

Students can begin coursework in the fall.


Commercial Real Estate, M.S.

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.

Flexible Attendance Options: Online or In-Person

  • Enroll in the program regardless of your location
  • View live broadcasted classes (e.g., WebEx, Zoom)
  • Attend same classes as in-person students and graduate in 12 months
  • Participate in case study discussions, ask questions, receive feedback
  • Engage with guest speakers
  • Complete projects in virtual groups, analyze commercial real estate decisions, present findings in class
  • Access to instructors with virtual office hours
  • Review recorded classes for enhanced comprehension
  • Join in-person classes if topic or guest speaker is of particular interest (but no obligation to attend)
#1 Real Estate Program in the South
  • 8th overall (nationally)
  • 6th among public university programs

Program Highlights

Faculty and alumni discuss how the program propels careers.

2020 Graduate Outcomes

  • 23.8% average salary increase
  • 2.8 years average time to pay back investment
  • 100% employment within 3 months of graduation

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.

Financial Aid

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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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You will be paired with a Graduate Student Experience professional who stays on top of the extracurricular programming that will enhance your academic journey and propel your career. Activities include boot camps on topics that are relevant to your field, professional workshops, networking events, recruiting fairs, and meet-and-greets intended to create camaraderie with your peers.

Learn More about the Graduate Student Experience Team

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 2020 graduates reported a 23.8% average salary increase, enabling them to pay back their investment in graduate school within 2.8 years. 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


acquisitions analyst
asset manager
associate director
commercial broker
investment analyst
leasing associate
project/property manager
real estate developer

Meet Your Faculty

Stan Breon

Partner, Trestle Point;
Principal, SDG Advisors

Thao Lee

Assistant Professor

Jay Mason

Founder and Land Broker, REAL, LLC

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, LLC

jonathan rice

Senior Vice President, CBRE Capital Markets

Ellen Smith

Partner, Parker Poe

Stan Sonenshine

President, Preferred Real Estate Funds

Headshot of Jon Wiley

Bowers Professor of Real Estate

Headshot of Vincent Yao

AREA GSU Professor of Real Estate

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Three specialty programs (information systems, commercial real estate, data science & analytics) and the part-time MBA program at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business are ranked among the nation’s best programs in the 2023 Best Graduate Schools edition of “U.S. News & World Report.”


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