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We want our students to be great placemakers, not just builders of projects.

About the MRED Program

The complexities and dynamics of today’s real estate industry demand professionals who view themselves as stewards of our world’s fragile resources and who believe in responsible land use. Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program recognizes that responsible development is not just a real estate industry fad. It is a way of life and a way of work.

That’s why the Clemson MRED strives to send its graduates into the world with the building blocks to become champions of responsible development and sustainable growth, within the context of economic feasibility and value creation.


Clemson University’s 35 credit professional Master of Real Estate Development degree program, located in the Southeastern United States, educates students to become professional leaders and innovators in the development of sustainable communities.

The Clemson MRED program closely follows the principles of the Urban Land Institute, which believes that development is a public-private partnership and that quality development requires integrating the perspectives of community, environment and economics.

Clemson’s MRED program uses an array of teaching formats including lectures, seminars, workshops and field work, computers, videos, case studies, tours and extensive class participation. Entering classes are kept to fewer than 30 students to maintain the personal scale of the program—you are not a number at Clemson! The curriculum is practitioner-oriented with real development issues and scenarios.

We want each student to become a visionary who serves as a craftsperson and designer of neighborhoods and community development, one who recognizes the role of the developer in guiding the different aspects of creating the built environment — political, economic, physical, environmental, legal and sociological parameters.

We want our students to become great place makers — not just builders of projects.

Master of Real Estate Development
Master of Real Estate Development | 1 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601