Top Online Real Estate Schools: List of Schools

A program in real estate trains students in the buying, selling, investing and managing of residential and commercial properties. Find out about rankings and program offerings for the top schools with online real estate programs.

School Overviews

Online real estate programs can be found at a small number of schools across the U.S. Two of the best schools where you'll find one of these programs are Cornell University and the University of Denver (DU). Each university has a certificate program related to real estate. DU also has an executive master's degree in the field. Read on to learn more.

1. Cornell University in Ithaca, NY

School Highlight: The Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Certificate program lasts just three months with short two-week courses.

Cornell University was ranked the 15th best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. The online Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Certificate program is offered through the School of Hotel Administration. It is designed for business development professionals, commercial brokers and lenders. The 6-course series includes classes in financial analysis of hotel investments, control of hotel real estate and development of an asset management strategy.

2. University of Denver in Colorado

School Highlight: In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Denver among the top 100 universities and its Daniels College of Business 22nd among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs in the nation.

The Daniels College of Business offers an online Executive Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment program designed for working professionals interested in advancing in real estate, integrated project delivery and property development. Students are able to complete the program in 18 months to five years. While most classes are offered online, the program requires one three-day course on the campus.

DU also has an Executive Graduate Certificate in Real Estate and the Built Environment program for experienced professionals interested in furthering their knowledge of property development, integrated project delivery and real estate. The online program requires completion of four courses that total 16 credits. With an approved application, students can apply certificate courses toward the online Executive Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment.

Top Online Real Estate Programs

College/University Name Distinction Location
Blinn College Online real estate certificate can be earned in a semester Brenham, TX
Marylhurst University University offers an online bachelor's degree in real estate and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with three real estate concentrations from which to choose Marylhurst, OR
The University of Texas at Arlington Online real estate courses offered that fulfill the Texas licensure requirement for real estate sales Arlington, TX

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