Welcome to the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate at the University of Central Florida. We strive to serve our students, faculty and community with excellence in delivering world-class education and leading-edge real estate research. Our faculty participate in teaching, research and industry outreach to advance this mission. Our students leave uniquely prepared to be rising leaders in the real estate industry.
The first pillar of the program is education. We offer an undergraduate degree in real estate and a real estate minor. The curriculum focuses on real estate investments, finance, appraisal, law and development. Students further their educational and professional advancement by participating in internships with leading local and national real estate firms and by competing in the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP) Challenge, a hands-on development case study competition.
We offer a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) degree program which covers advanced real estate topics and skills to prepare students for senior executive positions and entrepreneurial endeavors in the real estate industry.
In addition to the curriculum, many students join UCF REAL (Real Estate Academic Leaders), the student real estate club. UCF REAL hosts industry speakers, special educational programs and networking events, and serves as a connection for internships and career placements.
The second pillar of the program is research, which is supported by the Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate. The school has two endowed chairs - the Howard Phillips Chair in Real Estate and the Jim Heistand-NAIOP Chair in Real Estate. The purpose of these positions is to advance the knowledge and literature of the real estate field and to educate the students and community on real estate issues. Our faculty publish in top rated journals, speak at leading industry and academic conferences and give interviews to the media on real estate and economic issues.
Our continued commitment to the field makes the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate one of the top real estate programs in the nation.