Fordham R.E. Institute Announces New Master’s Degree in Real Estate

Real Estate In-Depth | September 27, 2017

Anthony R. Davidson, PhD, MBA, dean of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies

NEW YORK– The Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center announced earlier this month it is now accepting applications for its inaugural Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) class starting in January 2018. The 36-credit graduate degree, which can be completed in as little as one year, builds on the success of REI’s seven real estate certificate programs offered through Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Taught by top industry professionals working in the field, Fordham’s MSRE is designed to provide professionals in real estate with a thorough understanding of the multi-disciplinary industry, while allowing them to focus on areas of the business that are consistent with their own career pursuits. Flexibility is at the core of the program: part-time and full-time students will be able to take classes in person at Fordham’s Lincoln Center or Westchester campuses, as well as online.

Dr. Hugh Kelly, Fordham REI Curriculum Committee Chair

This program was designed in consultation with industry leaders such as Dr. Hugh Kelly, chair of the Fordham REI Curriculum Committee and Special Advisor to the Fordham REI board, who is the former chief economist for Landauer Associates and past international chair of the Counselors of Real Estate.

“Students in our MSRE will have the best of all possible worlds,” said Anthony R. Davidson, PhD, MBA, dean of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies, which houses REI. “Not only will our MSRE program allow students to learn from the best in the business at a top-ranked, global university, but they will also have the opportunity to network with fellow real estate professionals in class and at industry events as well as Fordham’s vast and loyal alumni network.”

Fordham will hold three information sessions this fall:

• Tues., Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.: Lincoln Center Campus (113 West 60th St., Room 301, New York, NY 10023)

• Wed., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.: Westchester Campus (400 Westchester Avenue, West Harrison, NY 10604)

• Wed., Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.: Lincoln Center Campus (113 West 60th St., Room 301, New York, NY 10023)

To register for an information session, email or call (212) 636-7626. For more information, visit

In August the Real Estate Institute at Fordham University’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies announced the expansion of its professional certificate programs to Westchester County.

Classes are offered at Fordham’s West Harrison campus at 400 Westchester Ave., as well as at the university’s Lincoln Center campus and online.

As part of the expansion, The Real Estate Institute has launched a partnership with The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, wherein HGAR members have access to a preferential tuition package to help advance their careers through the program’s professional real estate certificates.

To learn more about the Certificate Programs and Member Discounts. HGAR Members can go to

The Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center currently offers a comprehensive array of professional certificates, and a Master of Science in Real Estate, at its campuses in Lincoln Center and Westchester County. Serving professionals and owners/investors of all stripes, the certificate program has seven specialized tracks: Real Estate Finance and Investment, Real Estate Financial Modeling, Commercial Real Estate Credit Analysis, Real Estate Development, Construction Project Management, Commercial Property Management and Residential Property Management. The MSRE curriculum presents the essential elements of real estate finance, investment, development and management. Both programs developed and taught by leading industry practitioners are centered on imparting real-world professional skill sets. Flexibility and convenience are program hallmarks: classes can be taken in-person, online, and at various paces.