Graduate Real Estate Concentration

Jindal School real estate networking event Graduate Real Estate Concentration
UT Dallas Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate networking event, with students, faculty, staff and members of the industry

Add a Real Estate Concentration to Your
Master’s Degree.

The Real Estate program provides students with both a practical and educational base to become leaders and skilled decision-makers within the industry. Adding the Real Estate Concentration to your UT Dallas master’s degree prepares you to make your mark in a dynamic industry in the thriving real estate market of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Core Recommended Courses for the Graduate Real Estate Concentration

Program Features – Real Estate Concentration

Real Estate Program Objectives

  • Give students a thorough understanding of concepts unique to the real estate industry.
  • Develop the skills necessary to analyze real estate markets, investments, risk and financing.
  • Deploy world-class technology tools in market and investment analysis.

Career Opportunities in Real Estate

The real estate industry offers numerous opportunities to pursue professional careers. These include roles such as real estate broker, property manager, appraiser, investment analyst, asset manager, developer and real estate credit underwriter.

The Dallas area provides a rich base of national real estate enterprises in pursuit of talent. UT Dallas’ emphasis on finance, technology and practical skills provides the foundation for future leaders in this important industry. Our goal is to connect our students with industry employers, and we encourage internships and career opportunities.

Professional Certifications

UT Dallas Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate serves as a platform for pursuit of many of the designations within the real estate industry, including the CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member).

UT Dallas Real Estate Club

Both undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in real estate are encouraged to participate in the Real Estate Club at the UT Dallas Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate. Through this organization, students are exposed to alumni within the industry and can develop networks to assist them now and in the future. The club also works to facilitate internships and employment opportunities. In addition, students have an opportunity to participate in national real estate competition projects which can add depth to their knowledge, skills and resume.


UT Dallas has resources and licenses to leading technologies used in the analysis of markets and real estate investments. Students will have “hands-on” access to some of the most sophisticated tools in the industry including applications such as Argus™, CoStar and leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS). UT Dallas has developed world-class programs in GIS science and marries this expertise directly with real estate in this emerging industry application.

Student Testimonials

Giovanny Martinez

Giovanny Martinez

After completing my military service, moving in to a new state, and transitioning from a Marine Corps lifestyle to a university student, I was careful to choose a university program that would best equip me for the rapidly-changing business environment within the real estate industry. I decided The Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas Real Estate program was uniquely positioned to provide a solid foundation for a top career in this industry. Read More
Shiv Patel

Shiv Patel

The first day I entered the Jindal School of Management, I had no idea what to expect. Coming in as a transfer from The University of Texas at Austin during my sophomore year, it was rather discouraging, at first. I reminisce those times where I was fixed on going to class and going back home. Nothing more, nothing less, but consciously knew that mentality had to change. Read More
Lynda Ong

Van (Lynda) Ong

For several years, I was a working professional in the real estate industry with experience in appraisal, title, and mortgage. When I decided to go back to school, The University of Texas at Dallas was my first choice. What made it even more gratifying in choosing UTD, was when I discovered that they had a great Real Estate Program.  Read More
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the Weitzmans holding a plaque at the Jindal School Scholarship Breakfast
Donna and Herb Weitzman were honored at the Jindal School Schlarship Breakfast.

UT Dallas Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate

The Real Estate Programs are supported by the Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate. The Institute offers excellent student education, as well as the potential for internships, mentoring, career opportunities, financial assistance and scholarships. With one of the most diverse university student populations in the country, The University of Texas at Dallas participates in case competitions, the Real Estate Club and attend real estate industry conferences nationwide.

Learn more about the Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate

Employer Inquiries

Our students want internship opportunities.

Employers active in the real estate industry are encouraged to consider UT Dallas Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate students for internships. These programs provide area businesses with the opportunity to add resources to a project and create a sound evaluation process for potential new hires. Additionally, your firm can become part of the community supporting UT Dallas. Please contact the Career Management Center for more information.

Permanent or Contract Positions

Many employers set up interview sessions at UT Dallas where we can assist in screening interviewees and make your hiring process efficient and effective. Please contact the Career Management Center for more information.

Do you have time to be a mentor?

Even if you are not ready to bring on an intern or employee, we encourage executives to get involved with an informal mentorship arrangement. This low-level commitment allows for senior real estate professionals to spend some time with a student considering a real estate career and share stories and experiences. It has proven to be a very rewarding opportunity for many executives. Please contact Randy Guttery, director of the UT Dallas Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate, for more information.

Randall S. Guttery

Randall S. Guttery, Ph.D., CLU, ChFC

Director, Real Estate Programs
Director, Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate | (972) 883-5910 | JSOM 14.306
The Real Estate program has been designed to provide the maximum amount of flexibility for a graduate student looking to pursue both general business management and administration goals and an in-depth real estate education.

Within this special program, students can design their own course structure tailored to their goals. Finance, accounting, marketing and other objectives can be met while pursuing a deeper understanding of real estate issues. We have courses designed to meet your needs and bring you into the exciting world of real estate. Please join us.

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