The Programs

Mission Statement

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate is the premier educational opportunity of its kind, built on a long-standing commitment to maintaining a large resident faculty and an interdisciplinary curriculum with access to an extensive set of courses in traditional and emerging areas of study.

This unique two-year program combines comprehensive coursework that encompasses fundamental knowledge about all facets of real estate and an array of advanced analytical skills, with industry exposure and real-world experience. Students are educated about real estate as the built environment and as an investible asset, which play important roles in the international economy and in societal institutions.

Program Options

The Baker Program offers several options:

  • Master's degree: Intentionally small and highly collaborative, the two-year Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate (MPS RE) program offers the time, space, and real-world experience needed to position you to become an industry leader.
    • Dual-degree programs: For students interested in combining their master's in real estate with either a master's in regional planning or a traditional MBA, the Baker Program offers dual-degree programs with the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), and the Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson).
  • Graduate minor: The minor is available to any graduate student from any discipline at Cornell who has an interest in the real estate industry.