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Master’s Degrees in Real Estate

1,084 Yearly Graduations
$81,500 Median Salary
$44,205 Median Debt
A master's degree in real estate is offered at 37 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 24 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 20.0% of real estate graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Real Estate Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 1,084 students earned their master's degree in real estate. This makes it the 15th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in real estate at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 2,287
Bachelor’s Degree 1,645
Master’s Degree 1,084
Associate Degree 326
Undergraduate Certificate 206
Graduate Certificate 110

Earnings of Real Estate Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in real estate is $81,500. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $73,625 to a high of $96,575.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in real estate is $44,205. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $87,192 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $37,956.


The median monthly payment of a real estate graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $515.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in real estate. About 71.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 779
Women 305

The racial-ethnic distribution of real estate master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 60
Black or African American 74
Hispanic or Latino 110
White 539
International Students 217
Other Races/Ethnicities 84

There are 37 colleges that offer a master’s degree in real estate. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Real Estate Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Real Estate 1,084

Below are some popular majors that are similar to real estate that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 121,330
Management Sciences & Methods 23,091
Accounting 19,027
Human Resource Management 9,112
Business & Commerce 8,782


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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