Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in Real Estate Development saves your spot in one of the country’s most comprehensive master’s-level real estate programs while you earn your bachelor’s degree. 

The Master of Science in Real Estate Development is a full-immersion program, giving you the hands-on experience you need to enter the workforce ready to make bold moves. You’ll even learn from case studies of actual South Florida projects.

All the things that I learned at NSU I use at my job every day. Real-world experiences augmented by what we learned in class was the best part of the program.

Chadwick M. | Real Estate Development

Our executive format is taught by industry experts with a combined curriculum of classes, in-field case studies and real-world projects. You can dive into different specialties, with focuses on urban and suburban redevelopment, economical and environmentally sustainable real estate, and entrepreneurship in real estate companies.


A Dual Admission program in real estate development is available to qualified freshman and transfer students, allowing them to complete the combined bachelor's and master’s degrees in as little as 5 1/2 years, depending on incoming college credits. Within the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, students may complete a Master of Science in Real Estate Development (M.S.R.E.D.). 

After successfully completing a four-year undergraduate degree at Nova Southeastern University (see requirements chart below), students are eligible to immediately start their master’s program and receive an Alumni Tuition Award. 

A master’s degree can be achieved within 1 1/2 years. Students take a mixture of online classes and weekend (Saturday) classes. Master’s courses are taught by faculty with real-world experience and/or doctoral degrees in their field of study.

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your Master of Science in Real Estate Development (M.S.R.E.D.).

Interview Required

Students applying for Dual Admission must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted student event.

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in four years and your master’s
in 18 months.

Deadline to Apply

Fall Admission: Extended to March 1


To be considered for this Dual Admission program, there are some requirements you must meet. Undergraduate Admission Requirements are for first-time freshmen students applying to earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduate Admission Requirements are the standards students need to maintain while earning their undergraduate degree to remain eligible for the graduate or professional program.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

High School

3.0 Weighted GPA
(First-Time Students)


Test Optional


Minimum 30 Transfer Credits
3.0 GPA
(Transfer Students)

Graduate Admission Requirements

Keep your dual admission status while you earn your bachelor’s.

Dual Admission reserves your seat in NSU’s Master of Science in Real Estate Development program, but you must still complete a graduate application once you finish your bachelor’s degree.

Keep in mind that these are the basic requirements, and final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Degree Required

You must complete a bachelor’s degree in any major you choose. Additional prerequisites may be communicated upon admission.

Undergraduate GPA

You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

Additional Requirements

College credits that were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB or college academy—or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU—may transfer to NSU.

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well.  

Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding high school transfer credits.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

Dual Admission is just one of NSU’s distinctive Premier Programs. These programs are designed to help highly motivated students accelerate their success, and most offer at least $20,000 in annual scholarships.

You can apply for just about any combination of the following Premier Programs:

  • Dual Admission
  • The Fischler Academy of Education
  • Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
  • Razor’s Edge Scholars

You may apply for and be admitted into only one Dual Admission program for your first semester. Each program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements.

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application or the Common App to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Programs application for fall entry.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.