Admission Requirements

Online Drop-In Office Hours

Have a quick 15 min. question? Our admission team is available for questions during online drop-in office hours. Click the link below to join our Zoom meeting room. (Mountain time)

Online drop-in hours:

Monday: 1 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 – 11 a.m.

Out of Office Hours:  Drop-in office hours will be unavailable Dec. 23, 26, and 30 and Jan. 2, 2023.

Drop In to the Zoom Room

Application Components

The applications for spring and fall open on August 1st of each year. While you can apply to the program early in August, the Office of Graduate Admissions completes transcript evaluations in a particular order. A transcript evaluation is one of the admission requirements for the program and is used to confirm you have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Here are the transcript processing timelines:

  • Spring Start: August – December
  • Fall Start: January – July

Applicants are encouraged to complete their program application at least two weeks prior to the regular admission period deadline (see Admission Deadlines for details). Please take the time to read through each admission requirement, so that you are prepared to complete the program application.
The University of Utah Residency Office determines residency status for tuition purposes. Please take the time to complete the questions pertaining to residency on the program application. You may contact the Residency Office with questions about your residency status.

Once your application is complete, it will be included in the bi-weekly committee review for an official admission decision. We define a completed application as submission of your application, submission of your video essay, a completed transcript evaluation, and both letters of recommendation received.

The David Eccles School of Business seeks candidates who are professional and ethical. These behaviors are considered when making admission decisions. Candidates are expected to demonstrate professional and ethical conduct and disposition in their interactions with program staff, fellow students, and faculty.

MRED applicants must have completed the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. An academic or employment background specifically in real estate or business is not required to apply for the MRED program.

International applicants holding a three-year degree do not qualify for the program. To be considered for the program, you must complete an additional year of college work from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent in your home country. You may contact to determine the number of credits required to satisfy our four-year degree requirement.

Applicants must have earned their bachelor degree with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

For Fall 2023, we can now accept third-party course-by-course transcript evaluations from these NACES members: If you have a copy of your course-by course evaluation, please email it to

For international applicants who attended an institution that did not use a 4.0 GPA scale, transcripts will be evaluated by University of Utah international admissions officers. Your GPA will be converted to a 4.0-scale equivalent after you submit your application.