For students entering Fall 2019

First Year

4 units          GSD 5204        Real Estate Development and Finance (offered Fall 2019)
4 units          GSD 5495        Market Analysis and Urban Economics (offered Fall 2019)
4 units          GSD 5103*      Public and Private Development (offered Spring 2020)
4 units          GSD 5434*      Creating Real Estate Ventures: a Legal Perspective (offered Spring 2020)
4 units          GSD 5405**   Global Leadership in Real Estate and Design (offered Spring 2020)
4 units          GSD 5431**    Form + Finance: The Design of Real Estate
16 units        Electives***

*Students must take either 5103 or 5434 to fulfill a course requirement.
**Students must take either 5405 or 5431 to fulfill a course requirement.
***5405 and 5431 are offered in alternate academic years. First and second year elective units may vary depending on when this course requirement is fulfilled.

Second Year

Coursework Track:
16 units        Electives***

Or

Thesis Track:
16 units        Electives***
8 units          GSD 9304        Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies

Suggested Electives for Real Estate and the Built Environment

SES-5203 Markets and Market Failures
SES-5206  Land Use and Environmental Law
SES-5212  Field Studies in Real Estate
SES-5215 Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Quantitative
SES-5216 Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Qualitative
SES-5275  Advanced Real Estate Development and Finance
SES-5276  Real Estate Enterprises, Entrepreneurship and Leadership
SES-5326  Housing and Urbanization in the United States
SES-5364  Sustainable Real Estate (not offered in 2019/20)
SES-5370  Environment, Economics, and Enterprise
SES-5383 Developing for Social Impact (not offered in 2019/20)
SES-5490  Affordable and Mixed-Income Housing Development, Finance, and Management (not offered in 2019/20)
SES-5502  Urban Governance and the Politics of Planning in the Developing World
PRO-7420 Innovation in Project Delivery
ADV-9127  Real Estate and City Making in China

(Required courses for students who entered in Fall 2017.)

(Required courses for students who entered in Fall 2018.)

Students contemplating cross-registering for courses at another Harvard school must abide by the dates and policies of the school in which the course is offered. Priority for enrollment may be given to the other school's students first before cross-registrations are accepted — enrollment is not guaranteed. See https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/resources/cross-registration-policies-procedures/