Associate of Arts in Real Estate Studies
American Public University System

Program Details

APU online offers an associate’s degree in Real Estate Studies for both aspiring and current real estate professionals. The curriculum explores the experience, education, licensing, and personal qualities needed to succeed in the field of real estate.

Students pursuing this Real Estate degree online will learn about principles and ethical issues important to the industry. Classes detail how to develop strategies, goals, and action plans to launch a successful real estate career. Graduates can pursue positions such as salesperson, agent or broker, residential property inspector or appraiser, mortgage broker or loan officer, and property manager. 

Courses take a look at skills important to each area of real estate, such as:

  • Financial analysis
  • Property appraisal
  • Internet-based marketing and research
  • Contract negotiation
  • Investment evaluation
  • Personal marketing
  • Time management and organizational skills


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits).
  • Official transcripts

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission