Graduate Certificate in Real Estate

The Mountain West (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) is the nation’s fastest-growing region. By 2040, the region will double in population to more than 30 million people with nearly 20 million jobs. Most of the existing built environment will be rebuilt. Several trillion dollars will be spent on development in the region over the next generation. Real estate professionals will play a leading role in the development and redevelopment of the region. To meet the educational needs of professionals working in real estate, the University of Utah offers the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate.

The overarching objective of the GCRE is to help society meet its growing needs for rigorous professionally based preparation in real estate development. Particular objectives include providing GCRE students with foundations in:

Market research
Net present value analysis

Information tools for real estate research
Urban development methods and policies

The GCRE is an 18 credit hour program drawing from courses exclusively in business and architecture + planning. The pre-requisites for admission to the program include status as a graduate student at the University of Utah in good standing, and FINAN 3040 – Fundamentals of Corporate Finance or its equivalent from the University of Utah or elsewhere.

GCRE Program Overview

The GCRE requires 18 credit hours. All requirements must be completed within 3 years. Current graduate students as well as students not currently in a degree program (non-matriculated) are eligible for the GCRE program. For current graduate students, certificate credits can cross-count towards your graduate program requirements.

Certificate students may start the program in fall, spring or summer semester.

Core Courses:

  • FINAN 6740
  • FINAN 6750
  • REDEV 6260
  • REDEV 6460

Choose one:

  • FINAN 6760
  • FINAN 6780

Choose one elective:

  • REDEV 6010
  • REDEV 6390
  • REDEV 6410
  • REDEV 6440
  • REDEV 6450
  • REDEV 6960

Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA (non-matriculated students) or a minimum 3.0 GPA in their current graduate program.
  • A GMAT/GRE score is not required for admission to the GCRE.
  • There are no pre-requisites for admission into the certificate program; however, some courses may have individual pre-requisites.
How to Apply - Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

Step 1: Apply for non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) admission to the University of Utah.

Applicants who are not current, matriculated University of Utah students will need to submit the non-matriculated application for admission. (Note: the non-matriculated application is the same as the undergraduate application. Once the application is started, students can elect to apply for non-matriculated status).

Eligibility

To be eligible for non-matriculated admission, students must:

  • Have graduated from high school at least 3 years ago.
    • For GED-holders, a minimum 550 composite score with no individual score below 500 is required.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be in good standing with the last college or university attended and have a minimum 2.6 GPA. (Please note that while the university requires a 2.6 GPA, the certificate requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.)
  • Find more information about non-matriculated admission.

Step 2: Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate

Once you’re admitted as a non-matriculated student, you can email abby.reiser@eccles.utah.edu to apply.

Application Requirements

The GCRE application will ask applicants to:

  • Upload an unofficial copy of transcripts from your undergraduate degree institution
  • Provide a personal statement describing why you’re interested in this program as well as your educational and professional goals (minimum 500 words)
  • Upload your current resume
  • Provide verification of University of Utah student status (student ID number)

Non-matriculated students are required to apply for non-matriculation admission prior to applying to the certificate program. For students not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, admission into the GCRE is contingent upon admission to the University as a non-matriculated student.

How to Apply - Current University of Utah Graduate Students

Apply 

Application Requirements

The GCRE application will ask applicants to:

  • Provide a personal statement describing why you’re interested in this program as well as your educational and professional goals (minimum 500 words)
  • Upload your current resume
  • Provide verification of University of Utah student status (student ID number)
  • List current graduate program, start date and anticipated graduation date
Application Deadlines
  • GCRE applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Certificate students may start the program in fall, spring or summer semester.
  • Note: the University of Utah non-matriculated application may close at any time.
Estimated Tuition and Fees
  • Resident / Full-Time: $16,200
  • Resident / Part-Time: $17,300

These estimates reflect the tuition and fees for all required credit hours taken over the course of either two semesters (full-time) or 3 semesters (part-time) at the current tuition rates. Tuition rates are subject to change. For the most updated tuition information, please view the University of Utah tuition rate schedule.

Limitations and Exclusions
  • Access to career management resources is limited for non-matriculated students.
  • Financial aid is not available to non-matriculated students; however, private loans may be available.
  • A maximum of up to 15 credits may be retroactively applied towards the certificate program should students apply for the certificate after beginning qualifying coursework.
  • MRED Capstone classes are not available to certificate students.
  • Scholarships are currently not available for certificate students.
  • International students seeking an F1 visa are not eligible to apply for the certificate as non-matriculated students.
  • Grades, credits and the certificate appear on an official university transcript.
  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA in certificate courses is required for successful completion of the certificate.

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