USC Price School of Public Policy

Master of Planning/Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development

The MPL/Dollinger MRED dual degree program enables students to expand their skills in planning, land development, market analysis, finance and economics. Exposure to both fields becomes an educational as well as a professional asset for careers in either real estate development or planning. This dual degree program normally requires five semesters, including one summer, in residence.

Requirements
Students must complete 74 units for this dual degree, all from within the Price School of Public Policy.

Required Core

  • Intersectoral Leadership (PPD 500) – 2 units
  • Economics for Policy, Planning and Development (PPD 501a) – 2 units

Planning Core

  • Planning Theory (PPD 524) – 2 units
  • Statistics and Arguing from Data (PPD 525) – 2 units
  • Comparative International Development (PPD 526) – 2 units
  • The Social Context of Planning (PPD 527) – 2 units
  • Core Laboratory Workshop (PPD 531L) – 4 units
  • Planning History and Urban Form (PPD 533) – 2 units

Real Estate Core

  • Market Analysis for Real Estate (RED 509) – 4 units
  • Finance of Real Estate Development (RED 542) – 3 units
  • Real Estate Capital Markets (RED 544) – 2 units
  • Applications of Real Estate Finance To Problems of Development (RED 546) – 3 units
  • Project Management and Construction (RED 547) – 2 units
  • The Approval Process (RED 551) – 4 units
  • Legal Issues in Real Estate Development (RED 562) – 4 units
  • Design History and Criticism (RED 573) – 2 units
  • Building Typologies (RED 574) – 2 units
  • Community Design and Site Planning (RED 575L) – 4 units
  • Real Estate Product Development (RED 598) – 2 units

Electives
Students must complete 12 units of PPD courses, as well as an additional 12 units of USC Price electives.

Comprehensive Examination
Students are also required to complete a comprehensive examination, and have the option of selecting either the existing MPL or Dollinger MRED examination.

Internship
The internship requirement is waived for students who enter the program with professional experience in either planning, real estate or a related field.