The Master of Real Estate Development Program is currently accepting applications for the  2017-2018 academic year (Fall 2017 entry). Application deadline for priority consideration for Fall 2017 admission is January 1, 2017, although we will accept applications after this date.  

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Applicants must meet the minimum UA Graduate College eligibility requirements and have obtained a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited undergraduate degree program.

Prospective students are required to submit application materials directly to the University of Arizona Graduate College. Please pay careful attention to the procedures described in the online application portal. You can access the online application system as many times as necessary to prepare your application up until the time you formally submit your materials. Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received.

All applicants must upload the following documents using PDF format: 

  • Personal Statement indicating:
    • Why you selected this program
    • Your academic and professional background
    • Your specific areas of interest in real estate development
    • Your future goals and objectives
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation: You will be asked to provide the names and contact information (email address) of three persons who are in a position to provide a recommendation that addresses your potential for success in a graduate program. A combination of academic and professional recommendations is preferred. As soon as you have entered this information, an automatic email message will be sent to your recommender, explaining what is required and giving him/her instructions on how to log in on our website. On the recommendations site they will be asked to complete a form, and will also be able to upload a letter or type in some text, if they wish to do so.
  • Transcripts: One complete set of official college transcripts for all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework (diplomas, titulos), showing a GPA of 3.0 or higher. If these original documents are not in English, an official English translation must also be included. Submit these documents directly from the issuing institution to the Graduate College Online Application system. An official document must be submitted before formal admission to the Graduate College will be granted.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results: The GRE is not required for admission to the program.

International students must also provide:

  • Financial Guarantee: Applicants must submit a Financial Guarantee form certifying they have sufficient U.S. funds for their first year of education. If family members are to accompany the student, additional funds are required. If the student receives a fellowship or an assistantship, the amount of the award will constitute part of the financial guarantee.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency: TOEFL scores are required of applicants who speak English as a second language unless they have completed at least two academic years of full-time study or have received a Bachelor's or higher degree at a postsecondary academic institution in which English is the spoken tongue and medium of instruction. TOEFL results are valid for two years only. Only scores of 573 or 233 CBT or 79 iBT or greater are acceptable. The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) at The University of Arizona offers full-time English-language training for students who have not attained an acceptable score on their TOEFL.

For questions regarding admission, please contact:

Contact Info

Brian Bidolli
Program Coordinator, Master of Real Estate Development
Director, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning