Thirty-four credit hours are required to complete the Nathan S. Collier MSRE program. Combined degree students can apply to and be admitted into the program during the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. In addition to a cohesive and comprehensive set of core real estate courses, Master in Real Estate students are able to select from an array of finance, entrepreneurship, development, construction management, and urban and regional planning electives. The required “capstone” course provides MSRE students the opportunity to analyze “live” commercial real estate cases supplied and supported by practicing real estate professionals. The multidisciplinary curriculum, coupled with the active involvement of real estate professionals, provides a premier educational experience for our students.
The Combined Degree Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated undergraduate students both from inside and outside the Warrington College of Business, seeking to complete both an undergraduate and MSRE degree in as little as four years.
The Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Option by definition means that a student, with their undergraduate major department’s approval, is “double-counting” graduate coursework and the graduate courses are “substituting” for undergraduate coursework/credits. Students can apply 12 credits of graduate coursework to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees, saving time and tuition money.
If there is no ability to substitute graduate coursework for undergraduate courses, the student is still eligible to take a maximum of 12 credits of graduate coursework while still an undergraduate:
- The 12 graduate credits will count only toward the master’s degree
- Bright Futures and Prepaid tuition can be used to pay for a portion of graduate credit hours
- Requires undergraduate major department approval
The UF Graduate School requires that at least 16 of the required 34 credits be taken from the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE). Full list of Real Estate Courses can be found on the UF Graduate School’s website, which includes REE, FIN and ENT prefix courses, except for research courses. The UF Graduate School also requires at least a 3.0 GPA for both your “major GPA” (Dept. of FIRE courses) and “overall GPA”. In addition, combined degree students must earn at least a “B” in any graduate courses taken while still an undergraduate, in order for the class to count towards their graduate degree.
Tuition Cost Benefits
Most undergraduate scholarships and Prepaid tuition will cover a portion of your graduate tuition while you are still an undergraduate. Students must pay the difference between the undergraduate and graduate tuition rates.
Example of savings assuming a cost of $105 per graduate credit hour:
- $2,553 savings for 12 undergraduate credits (12 X $105) not taken because they were substituted with grad business courses (based on Fall 2017 tuition).
- $2,163 savings by applying FL Bright Futures to 21 graduate business credits ($105 X 21).