Juris Doctor-Master's in Real Estate Dual Degree Program — JD/MSRE

Study real estate and law, simultaneously.

Whether you are interested in starting your own real estate law practice or seeking to become in house council at a top commercial real estate firm, the Juris Doctor (JD) - Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) dual degree program offers you a solid foundation to build your future and advance your career.

Finishing your JD and MSRE degrees at a full-time pace will take approximately four years. You will spend your first year at the School of Law, where your classes will be set for you.  The majority of your second year will be spent at the School of Business taking MSRE courses with the option of taking a couple of School of Law electives if you would like.  You will then return to the School of Law to complete the JD requirements. 

 

Complementary classes

Six of the units you take for the MSRE will count toward your JD degree, and six of the units you take for the JD will count toward your MSRE degree. Since each school has its own process, we highly recommend consulting with both your JD and MSRE academic advisors for information on how to apply these units.

First Year - School of Law

Fall (14 units)
JD core courses
Spring (14 units)
JD core courses
Summer
Legal internship/clerkship/job
Summer courses at the School of Law

Second Year - School of Business (or hybrid) 

Fall (16 unit maximum)
MSRE core courses (14 units)
JD elective course (up to 2 units)
Spring (16 unit maximum)
MSRE core courses (12 units)
JD elective courses (up to 4 units)
Summer
Business internship
Summer courses at the School of Law

Third Year - School of Law 

Fall (16 unit maximum)
JD elective courses
Spring (16 unit maximum)
JD elective courses
Summer
Optional employment in a law- or business-related job.

Fourth Year - School of Law

Fall (16 unit maximum)
JD elective courses
Spring (16 unit maximum)
JD elective courses
Summer
Study for and take the bar exam.

Need help or more information?


Contact Ashley Adams, community outreach and MSRE recruitment manager with the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the School of Business, at (619) 260-8803 or ashleya@sandiego.edu