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Admission Criteria

Admission decisions are based on a variety of criteria including an applicant’s previous academic achievement, work experience, desire to begin/continue a career in real estate or real estate-related field, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and test scores. Real estate development is a multidisciplinary industry. As such, we encourage students and professionals from all types of backgrounds to apply.

A prospective student whose native language is not English may take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Both exams are offered at locations around the world. Applications for these exams together with additional information about these examinations may be found on their websites; TOEFL information may be obtained at and IELTS information from Currently, the TOEFL is offered in more than 200 locations around the world and the IELTS is offered in more than 400 world-wide venues. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must present a TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based, 80 Internet-based or an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall band to be admitted to graduate studies. More information can be found under the admissions requirements in the Graduate Catalog.