Earn a STEM-Designated Master’s in Real Estate after Completing Your Bachelor’s at Cornell

Plan for future success in the real estate industry with a five-year combined pathway.

Set yourself up for a successful career in real estate and expand your knowledge of the field by pairing a Cornell bachelor’s degree (any study) with a master’s in real estate

This pathway into the Baker MPS-RE program allows exceptional undergraduates enrolled at Cornell University to complete the first year of the Baker MPS, while still an undergraduate, making it possible to obtain the master’s in real estate with just one additional year following completion of the undergraduate degree.

Why Pursue a +1 Pathway in Real Estate?

Earn a bachelor’s degree of your choosing at Cornell and supplement that knowledge with an Ivy League real estate education in a fifth year at the university.

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Gaining More from Your Time at Cornell

The +1 MPS-RE track allows Cornell undergraduates to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees on a reduced timeline. This accelerates their educational, professional, and financial potential after leaving the institution.

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One-of-a-kind Interdisciplinary Learning

The Baker program offers courses across two of Cornell’s prestigious colleges, giving students a comprehensive education in real estate with exposure to areas like urban planning, architecture, law, finance, and economics.

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Accelerated Career Success

Graduates from the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate see continued success after completing their studies. Of 2023 graduates, 100 percent received job offers within six months of degree completion, reporting an average base salary of $101,875.

The Undergraduate +1 MPS-RE at a Glance

This unique educational opportunity includes all the elements of the traditional two-year Baker Program in Real Estate. Students gain access to the world’s largest full-time real estate faculty and hands-on experiences within the industry, setting them apart from their peers.

2 Degrees Awarded

Bachelor’s in chosen undergraduate major and MPS in Real Estate


Ithaca, NY


Full-time residential and STEM-designated


Five years (One additional year beyond the undergraduate program)*

*Students enrolled in five-year undergraduate programming will have a six-year program length

A Real Estate Education Unlike Any Other

The Cornell MPS-RE creates professionals who are well-versed in all aspects of the real estate industry. With a carefully curated core curriculum and the flexibility to choose a concentration that fits your career goals, this degree can be tailored to meet your individual needs.


Real Estate Core Requirements

Gain a fundamental understanding of the industry through coursework including:

  • Creating the Built Environment
  • Real Estate Finance and Investments
  • The Economics of Urban Real Estate Markets and the Built Environment
  • Construction Planning and Operations
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • Residential and Commercial Development

Explore the Curriculum


Leadership & Management Coursework

Prepare for high-level leadership and management roles with courses in areas such as:

  • Communication
  • Negotiations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision-making
  • Project management
  • Cross-cultural leadership

Learn About Leadership



Specialize your skills and knowledge in an area of the real estate industry that speaks to your interest:

  • Development and Sustainability
  • Real Estate Finance and Investments
  • Property, Asset, and Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate Consulting and Market Analysis
  • International Real Estate
  • Independent Concentration

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Experience Real Estate in the Ivy League: Hands-On Exploration of Global Real Estate

Meet with developers, connect with local alumni, and get in-depth tours of notable industry areas around the world. Our master’s in real estate students engage in domestic and international treks in a variety of markets to broaden their mastery of commercial real estate.

Explore Our Treks
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Hands-on Learning through Internships

MPS-RE students participate in an internship during the summer between the first and second year that aligns with their chosen concentration or professional goals. The specialized internship is a stand-out feature of the program according to students and employers.

Learn About Our Internships

Pushing Her Potential: Hear from Roshy

Roshy Chhillar MPS-RE ’23  discusses how the Baker Program in Real Estate provides her with the skills needed to join the international real estate industry and progress infrastructure development throughout India.

Important Application Dates to Remember

Undergraduate students enrolled at Cornell may submit their application to the +1 MPS-RE after January 15th. Applications are to be submitted the year before completing the Bachelor’s degree.

  • January 15 Application Open for +1 Pathway Applicants
  • March 1 First Submission Deadline for +1 Pathway
  • April 15 Second Submission Deadline for +1 Pathway
  • May Rolling Consideration
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Connect with Current Students

Connecting with current students is one of the best ways to get insight into the Baker Program in Real Estate. Our master’s in real estate ambassadors are happy to answer your questions and share their academic, extracurricular, and overall campus experiences with you.

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Your Questions Answered

What are the advantages of the accelerated undergraduate +1 MPS-RE?

Have additional questions about the +1 MPS-RE? Connect with one of our ambassadors or an admissions representative or participate in an interactive admissions event.

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How to Apply to the +1 MPS-RE Track of the Baker Program

Currently enrolled Cornell students interested in the +1 Pathway should will submit their applications through the graduate school application portal.

+1 Pathway applicants should note differences in their required application materials.


Apply to Earn Your MPS-RE in Just One Additional Year

If you have not yet been admitted to Cornell as a bachelor’s-seeking student, you can learn more about applying to Cornell and its undergraduate offerings via the Cornell Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Current Cornell undergraduates should apply to the program via the CollegeNet Application.