I just got an email about a new program being launched, the Georgetown University Masters in Global Real Assets, and wanted to get something posted on it as this should be of interest for a number of you seeking a specialized masters program. This degree is for someone seeking to understand and learn about real estate, infrastructure and Environmental, Society and Governance (“ESG”) topics. Georgetown has been introducing a number of tailored speciality masters recently and this one looks quite interesting. More information on it below.
This is a 12-month long graduate degree starting in August 2023. The program is new and currently recruiting for its inaugural class. From the schools website, the the MS in Global Real Assets “curriculum focuses on innovation and creativity in tackling challenges in real assets while observing the evolving intersection of real estate, infrastructure, and ESG first hand through global travel”.
Academics are built around these topics and includes classes in Finance for Sustainability Management, Real Estate Private Equity, ESG Investing, Private Debt, Infrastructure Finance, Digital Infrastructure, and other topics to prepare graduates for this growing and evolving industry.
There is an opening residency to kick things off and a capstone project to end this. The curriculum is perfectly tailored to the goals of this degree and anyone who is interested in a career in a variety of areas focusing on financing and development that incorporates ESG will find this degree interesting.
The application process for this program is more than just quantitative scores. They make a point to mention that it is holistic. Applicants need to submit the standard items – resume, essays, personal recommendations, and transcripts. There are a number of optional items that you can choose to submit to help improve or augment your standard materials. This program is going to focus on the complete student and I would suspect that you should be able to clearly tie your goals and/or experience with the materials this program will cover.
With the program starting in August, there is still plenty of time to get things in order for the first round deadline in February. Below are the deadlines to help guide you in your time allocation:
|Round||Application Deadline||Deposit Deadline|
|1*||February 15, 2023||April 15, 2023|
|2*||April 15, 2023||May 15, 2023|
|3||May 15, 2023||June 15, 2023|
|4||June 15, 2023||July 1, 2023|
*Recommended submission deadlines or non-U.S. citizens
Tuition for this degree is $75,000 (as of 12/15/22). It includes tuition as well as specified meals and hotel accommodations for the global residency. There is an optional essay for scholarships for anyone looking to lower the cost of attendance.
With this being a new program, Georgetown is providing weekly information sessions, both online and in-person. Online sessions are weekly, on Tuesday, at 12-12:30PM ET. If you are in town and on campus, you can meet in person every week on Thursday at 12-12:30PM ET.
Interested individuals can sign up here. Select in person or online depending on your circumstances.
Excited to see another great specialized masters program being offered by Georgetown. They have done an amazing job with all their other degrees and I am confident this one will provide incredible value to the right students. I will keep checking in with the program as they recruit for their first class and update all of you with anything new.
Here is a link to the Georgetown University Masters in Global Real Assets Program