Below you will find the list of steps and information it takes to apply for admission to the graduate school as a candidate for the Master's in Real Estate Development. There is further information about the program and the graduate school catalog at the http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/ web site. If you are an international applicant CLICK HERE to view important additional information. You also will want to consider the TUITION & FEES that are set uniquely for the Master's and Certificate Programs in Real Estate Development. There is limited financial aid available with 1-2 graduate assistantships awarded each year, usually in the fall. Merit scholarships (typically for partial tuition) are awarded to highly qualified students.
Application to the graduate programs in real estate development must be completed on-line at the Graduate School Admissions site of the University's web site. Applicants for the Master's of Real Estate Development (federal or regular track) should select program RDEV to complete their application. Applicants for the Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Real Estate Development should select program GCPS to complete the online application. See the Graduate Admissions FAQ for complete information.
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A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The minimum GPA may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director after review of all admission materials to allow for provisional admission depending on experience or other evidence of competency and ability to complete graduate level coursework.
Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE), LSAT or GMAT scores [GMAT code is SQT-3H-56]. There is no minimum score. For those applicants who were awarded their undergraduate degree more than five years ago, the GRE/GMAT requirement may be waived upon request.
A Statement of Interest and Experience is required as part of your supplemental application. Follow submission directions per the electronic communication from the Graduate School.
A self-evaluation of skill level and experience with financial calculator(s) and excel spreadsheet functions is required. Skill and/or experience should be noted as (1) None,(2) Minimal, (3) Moderate, (4) Excellent, (5) Outstanding.
A résume of work experience and/or community involvement.
Students with no background in finance or any of the related fields in real estate development, may be required to take certain introductory courses or other prerequisite courses, such as Microeconomics, Accounting, Basic Finance Concepts. Prerequisites or additional course requirements are made on a case-by-case basis, and any questions during the application process may be directed to the Director of the MRED program.
Students may be required to take preparatory or supplemental non-credit instruction in real estate tools and/or professional writing and presentation either before or after starting the Certificate or Master's Programs. Such skills courses are typically held on Saturdays and discounted fees are charged.