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Cornell SC Johnson College of Business - MPS in Real Estate

Cornell Johnson Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Real Estate Program Structure

Cornell’s Baker Program (MPS) in Real Estate offers a comprehensive, professional graduate-level curriculum that educates the next generation of real estate industry leaders taught by the largest on-campus real estate field faculty in the country. The Baker Program two-year, 62-credit-hour, full-time, on-campus graduate experience with concentration options, two-week-long treks, and electives.


The two-year Baker Program fully prepares you to become an expert and leader in the industry, rather than simply scratching the surface with a one-year course of study.

At the end of the first semester, students select a concentration: an area of specialized expertise that distinguishes them in the industry. A summer internship between the first and second year typically aligns with the chosen area of concentration, and gives students a distinct edge in finding leadership positions in the industry upon graduation.

Baker students embark on week-long domestic or international site visit between the fall and spring semesters which include meetings with alumni and local real estate leaders, and exploration of a variety of environments around the world.

Class Profile

The Baker Program (MPS) in Real Estate Class at Cornell features about 35 students that average around 26 years old, who carry an average of a few years of relevant work experience. About 25% percent of the class are women.


The Cornell School of Hotel Administration’s Office of Student Services, in addition to the broader Cornell Career Services, partner with Baker Program MPS candidates to strengthen leadership skills and foster career placement and advancement. These services can provide the tools needed to explore careers and develop a summer or full-time job-search strategy. The programs and services offered are tailored to meet the needs of Baker Program in Real Estate students.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Current tuition for the Cornell MPS in Real Estate program is $113,100 (USD) total for the entire 24-month/4-semester program.

Most Baker Program students rely on a combination of federal and private loans to finance their educational and living expenses. There are several options available for financial aid, for those who qualify. If you submit your application by one of the Baker Program’s first two deadlines—December 1 and January 15—you will automatically be considered for merit-based funding. An average of 33 percent of incoming students receive funding of varying amounts. In addition, need-based scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, teaching assistantships, loans, and external scholarships are available.

The Cornell Baker Program (MPS) in Real Estate is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program. Formal submission of Yellow Ribbon application and Certification of Eligibility (COE) are required for consideration.


Applicants must provide each of the following:

● Completed coursework in microeconomics and/or financial accounting prior to enrollment, though this coursework can be satisfied before matriculation begins.
● Official academic records or transcripts from an accredited college or university or equivalent international degree.
● GMAT or GRE Score Report
● Two letters of recommendation
● Statement of Purpose essay
● A non-refundable application fee of $105 (waived for all current or former U.S. military members and for all Cornell students and recent alumni)

Application deadlines are as follows:

● Round One: December 1
● Round Two: January 15
● Round Three: March 1
● Round Four: April 15

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