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Application Deadlines

  • Current UM students: March 1 recommended for fall term, but applications will be considered through June 30; December 1 for winter term. Note that admissions decisions will not be made until final grades from at least one term of study at UM are recorded.
  • Non-UM applicants: January 15 for fall term. Applications may be accepted for winter term depending on availability of space; please contact the program at realestate@umich.edu to determine whether the program is accepting applications. If admissions are open, the due date for applications is November 1 for winter term admission.

It is advisable to take the GRE test no later than 4 weeks prior in order for test scores to be received by the deadline.

The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development is part of the Rackham Graduate School, which is the overall administrative unit for graduate programs. Rackham works in conjunction with 17 schools and colleges to recruit applicants, administer the admissions process, and serve students through the final stages of degree attainment.

Admissions Eligibility

  • Current UM Rackham graduate student (for instance, MUP, MPP, MS SNRE, Ph.D.)
  • Current UM non-Rackham graduate student (for instance, M.Arch., MUD, MBA, JD)
  • The program also considers applications from individuals who are not current UM graduate students. Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and work experience that have led to the need for more background in real estate development.

Application Materials

Students currently in any UM Rackham program must submit via email:

Students currently in any non-Rackham UM graduate program must submit via the Rackham online application:

  • Rackham online application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts (submit to the Rackham graduate school)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE score (required) or GMAT, or LSAT.
  • TOEFL (required)
  • Real Estate Essay Questions (PDF 25KB) – submit via the online application

Applicants who are not current UM graduate students must submit via the Rackham online application:

  • Rackham online application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Official Transcripts (submit to the Rackham graduate school)
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • GRE Scores (required) or, GMAT, or LSAT.
  • TOEFL (required).
  • Real Estate Essay Questions (PDF 25KB) – submit via the online application

Transcripts

Submitting your transcripts is a two-step process:

  1. Applicants will scan and upload an official transcript/academic record that displays the institutional seal and signature of the Registrar or Recorder of Records into the online application.
  2. Applicants are also required to submit an official transcript/academic record by mail or as an e-transcript to Rackham before the graduate program application deadline. The official transcript/academic record must be received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution. For more information please see Transcripts.

Letters of Recommendation:

Two (2) letters of recommendation are required and should testify mainly to your academic and professional capacity and promise. Letters should be substantive statements from academics and professionals familiar with your abilities and accomplishments. Letters must be submitted via the Rackham online application. You will be prompted to register recommenders using the online application, enabling recommenders to submit letters of recommendation electronically. If you are having recommendations sent from your university's career center, no cover sheet from UM is required.

Test Scores:

  • If you are not currently at UM and not applying to a graduate degree program at UM, official scores should be sent to the University of Michigan.
    Institution Code: 1839
    Dept Code: 4402
  • If you are a current UM graduate student or you are applying to a UM graduate program now, please have GRE, LSAT or GMAT scores sent from your home program.
  • Students who graduated from an undergraduate institution in which instruction was not in English are required to submit TOEFL scores.

Contact:

Direct inquiries about the application process or requirements to:

Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development Admissions
2000 Bonisteel Blvd
Room 2150, Art & Architecture Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Email: realestate@umich.edu
Phone: 734-763-1275

Direct inquiries about the Rackham Graduate School to:

Rackham Graduate School Admissions
The University of Michigan
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Email: help@applyweb.com

Direct inquiries about how your background and goals would fit this program to:

Professor Margaret Dewar
Academic Director of the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development
Email: medewar@umich.edu
Phone: 734-763-2528