College of Architecture, Art and Construction

Master of Real Estate Development enhances curriculum for accelerated time-to-degree


Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program is excited to announce a curriculum update as it moves to its new home in the College of Architecture, Art and Construction. While the program’s foundational core curriculum remains intact, the modifications provide students more flexibility, faster time-to-degree and additional industry connections.  

The MRED program is now a 35-credit hour professional degree program that can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Courses are organized in a manner that makes it possible for full-time students to complete the program in as little as one year and part-time students in as little as two years. Administered by the Nieri Department of Construction, Development and Planning, the MRED program draws heavily from the academic disciplines of architecture, construction, finance, law, city and regional planning and real estate.

Housed in the heart of downtown Greenville at GreenvilleONE and supported by an advisory board of industry leaders, the MRED program is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and network that leads to success.

We are very excited about the enhancements we’ve made to the MRED program’s curriculum and hope they will serve to make the training we offer available to a broader group of aspirant real estate developers.

Dustin Read, Director, MAster of Real Estate Development Program

Since 2004, the MRED program has blended interdisciplinary coursework with hands-on learning activities, including internships, field studies and independent research. Degree requirements continue to include an internship experience and a final practicum course on a real-world proposed development.

Clemson University’s goal is to provide students with a 360-degree view and understanding of development through industry connections, training and technology readiness, as well as a chance to explore and learn from some of the most notable developments in the region and nation.

The program now accepts applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer and accommodates working professionals who wish to continue their careers while completing graduate school.

For more information on the MRED Program or to apply, visit

GreenvilleONE, home of Clemson University's Master of Real Estate Development program
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