Planning, Development and Preservation

Application Process

Application Process

The Application Process

No specific bachelor’s degree is required, although priority is given to those from related disciplines. Completed applications are due February 15 for first round admissions and priorities for any Research Analyst positions. Later applications may be accepted based on merit and available openings.

Admission is allowed only in the fall semester. Admission is based on acceptable GMAT or GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, academic background and related transcript (a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred), resume, personal statement of objectives (600–1500 words) and work experience, if any. Work experience (including internships) is preferred.

International students are expected to have exceptional TOEFL scores, complementing the GMAT or GRE.

The MRED program seeks an interdisciplinary student body that has academic credentials and the capacity to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. To maintain the personal scale of the program, entering classes are kept to fewer than 20 students per year.

How To Apply

You should begin the admission process in the academic year prior to enrollment. Completed applications are due February 15 for first round admission and financial aid priority. Later applicants who are very exceptional may be considered on a rolling basis after February 15 as spaces are available. Admission is allowed only in the fall semester.

Review the Graduate School Prospective Student Information to help answer application, financial aid, and general university related questions.

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Please attach the following materials with your formal online application to the Graduate School.  There is no need to mail the following items in hard copy.

  1. Unofficial transcripts
  2. Resume
  3. Personal statement of objectives (600 to 1,500 words) containing:
    • Interest in the real estate profession and the MRED program
    • Academic and professional preparation
    • Career goals
    • Vision for how your background and the MRED program meet your concept of real estate development and your future career

Once you have submitted your application, you can access the status of your application here.

If you have any questions regarding the program or the application process, please contact MRED Program Coordinator, Amy Matthews.