Master of Real Estate Development | Admissions, Costs & Financial Aid
The Master of Real Estate Development Program is currently accepting applications. Application deadline for priority consideration for the upcoming fall semester is January 1, although we will accept applications after this date.
Students applying to the program must meet University of Arizona Graduate College admissions standards.
- Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited United States college or university, or equivalent in a non-US institution of higher learning. The undergraduate degree can be in any field of study. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 90 graded quarter credit hours or last 60 graded semester credit hours is required.
- Applicants who do not meet the required 3.0 GPA can apply as Graduate Non-Degree Seeking. After completion of 12 consecutive semester units of 500 level courses, and a 3.0 GPA or higher, applicants can apply as graduate degree seeking using their graduate GPA.
- Those applicants who possess a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture or a closely related professional field may apply for advanced standing.
- International students must demonstrate English language proficiency and submit scores from the TOEFL exam.
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.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required to apply.
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.
Most students enter the program in the Fall semester, although we accept applications throughout the year and can admit students for the Spring semester.
Domestic Applicants (US Citizen, Permanent Resident of the US at time of application, or hold Refugee, Asylee, or Jay Treaty status):
- The application deadline for priority consideration for domestic applicants is January 1 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after this date.
- Applicants who apply by the January 1 deadline are given priority consideration both for admission and financial aid
- The application deadline for Spring semester admission is October 1.
International Applicants (all those who do not meet conditions of Domestic Applicant):
- The application deadline for international students is September 1.
Cost to Attend
The cost to attend the program varies depending on whether the student is an in-state, out-of-state, or foreign student, and the number of credits carried each semester. To determine the cost of attending the program, visit the Bursar's Office to view the tuition calculator. There is a required college program fee of $4450 per semester.
Those individuals seeking a certificate will be paying a per credit price and should contact the department for further information.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid is available to qualified students based on the program, merit and financial need. Many of our students receive some form of financial aid excluding loans.
- Graduate Tuition Scholarships are available for eligible first-year students.
- The University of Arizona and the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture have an array of scholarships available to qualified students. Awards are based on need, merit, program, class year, and/or other specifications. Students can apply for additional scholarships through Scholarship Universe. Admitted students will be notified of the opportunity to apply through Scholarship Universe.
- Applicants are eligible to apply for federal financial aid through Free Application Federal Student Aid(FAFSA). Please visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for more information.
Diversity and Inclusion
The University of Arizona and the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination. In support of this commitment, the university prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, based on a protected classification, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. We are dedicated to inclusive excellence; the recognition and acceptance of the talents, worldviews, perceptions, cultures, and skills that diverse communities bring to the educational enterprise that can be harnessed to prepare students for leading, living, and working in a diverse world. Please refer to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for more information and resources.