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MSRED Degree Requirements

In response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, Columbia GSAPP is making a one-time change to defer the start of the M.S.RED until the Fall 2020 semester. Rather than spanning Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021, the programs’ sequence will be Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021. All students enrolled in these programs will begin their classes on September 8, 2020 and conclude in August 2021.

Semester 1: Fall 2020

Course No Title Credits
PLAN4310 Real Estate Finance 3
PLAN4310 Real Estate Financial Concepts Tutorial 0
PLAN4321 Real Estate Financial Modeling Tutorial
(waivable with test)
PLAN6333 Legal Elements of the Development Process 1.5
PLAN6352 Real Estate Market Analysis 1.5
PLAN6360 Development Analysis: Urban Planning 1.5
PLAN6360 Development Analysis: Urban Planning Lab 0
PLAN6368 Predevelopment Analysis 1.5
PLAN6779 The Architecture of Development 1.5
PLAN6798 Legal Principles of Real Estate 1.5
PLAN6840 Real Estate Investment Fundamentals 1.5
TOTAL 13.5 Required
1.5-4.5 Electives

Semester 2: Spring 2021

Course No Title Credits
PLAN4312 Real Estate Finance II 3
PLAN4322 Real Estate Modeling Tutorial 0
TBD Construction Management I 1.5
PLAN6603 Lease Analysis and Financial Metrics 1.5
PLAN6595 Value of Design 1.5
Total 7.5 Required
7.5-10.5 Electives

Semester 3: Summer 2021

Course No Title Credits
PLAN4314 Real Estate Finance III: Capital Markets 3
PLAN6335 Capstone: Development Case Studies 3
TBD Underwriting 1.5
TBD Construction Management II 1.5
Total 9 Required
6-9 Electives
Please refer to the schedule below to view M.S.RED degree requirements based on the typical schedule.
Summer 2021

PLAN 4310 Real Estate Finance, 3 credits
PLAN 4310 Real Estate Finance tutorial, 1.5 credits (waivable with test)
PLAN 6357 Construction Management and Technology, 3 credits
PLAN 6779 The Architecture of Development, 1.5 credits
PLAN 6360 Development Analysis: Urban Planning, 3 credits
PLAN 6352 Real Estate Market Analysis, 1.5 credits
PLAN 6840 Real Estate Investment Fundamentals

15 credits requirements, 1.5 - 3 credits electives

Fall 2021

PLAN 4312 Real Estate Finance II, 3 credits
PLAN 4314 Real Estate Finance II tutorial, 0 credits (waivable with test)
PLAN 6265 Underwriting, 1.5 credits
PLAN 6603 Lease Analysis and Financial Metrics, 1.5 credits
PLAN 6368 Predevelopment and Development, 3 credits
PLAN 6798 Legal Principles of Real Estate, 1.5 credits

10.5 credits requirements, 4.5 - 7.5 credits electives

Spring 2022

PLAN 4314 Real Estate Finance III: Capital Markets, 3 credits
PLAN 6333 Real Estate Law, 1.5 credits
PLAN 6335 Capstone: Development Case Studies, 3 credits
PLAN 6595 Value of Design, 1.5 credits

9 credits requirements, 6 - 9 credits electives

Columbia GSAPP offers Dual Degrees between the M.S. RED program and the Master of Architecture, M.S. Urban Planning, and M.S. Historic Preservation programs. View details and requirements for dual degrees programs here.