USC Price School of Public Policy

Master of Planning/Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development

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The USC Price MPL/Dollinger MRED dual degree program enables students to gain expertise in turning space into place. Skills in planning, land development, market analysis, finance and economics are built into a challenging program of theory and practice. Exposure to both the planning and real estate fields proves an educational as well as a professional asset for those pursuing careers in either. 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 USC Price School.

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: either the MPL or Dollinger MRED examination is acceptable.

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