The Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism is an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program that combines the strengths of the University of Miami’s Schools of Architecture, Business Administration, and Law to create a world-class program that blends the fundamentals of real estate development with livable community planning and design. The MRED+U program is 36 credits.
The MRED+U Program is designed to provide students with the skills and experience to compete in the evolving world of urban real estate development. The curriculum is enriched by the University’s location in one of the world’s most dynamic real estate markets and by the School of Architecture faculty’s experience in community building. Course offerings include real estate finance, market analysis, real estate law, land use policies and codes, construction and project management, public-private partnerships, the development process, sustainable development, and entrepreneurship. The curriculum incorporates case studies and materials on mixed-use development, urban infill, the redevelopment and repositioning of urban properties, historic preservation, and the integration of design, policy, management and real estate development decision making in shaping the built environment of communities.
The outstanding MRED+U faculty include seasoned professionals, CEOs and distinguished scholars with decades of experience and multi-disciplinary skill sets that they bring into the classroom on a daily basis.
The MRED+U Program puts knowledge into action through real-world scenarios involving current challenges and opportunities. Our students collaborate with architecture studios and developers on projects exploring topics such as affordable and micro-housing, adaptive reuse of business and community districts, disruptive technologies, preservation development and adaption to sea-level rise. Our curriculum includes courses in architecture, construction management, development, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and law, all lead by outstanding industry professionals with renowned expertise and experience in their fields.
The MRED+U Mentorship Program is considered an extremely valuable and important part of the student experience. The Program provides students with direct access to knowledgeable industry professionals and allows mentors an opportunity to play an instrumental role in the development of an emerging real estate professional. The Mentorship Program is not an internship program; rather, it is an advisory relationship and dialog between an established and an emerging professional.
Provides our students with a hands-on opportunity to apply real estate fundamentals learned through their coursework; explore different areas of the real estate industry and gain valuable and practical experience. Internships also provide Advisory Board members and other potential employers with access to bright and talented students in the MRED+U program to assist with projects and research. Our formal Internship program enables the students to foster relationships with firms while offering potential employers a chance to evaluate students’ potential through on-the-job performance.
The minimum requirements for application to all Master Degree programs are as follows:
- 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
- 300 cumulative Graduate Record Examination score (GRE) on verbal and quantitative sections (tests taken on or after August 1, 2011) or minimum of 550 GMAT (GRE/GMAT not required for Executive Master of Construction Management)
- 80 TOEFL iBT score or 6.5 IELTS score for international applicants. Please use school code: 5815 for all graduate programs (see additional requirements below).
Applications will be reviewed by the Architecture Faculty Graduate Admissions Committee only after all of the following documents have been received:
- Completed application form with an application fee. This fee is mandatory.
- A letter or statement expressing your interest in the program and reasons for applying.
- Official transcripts of all college and university courses taken, indicating the date your professional or other undergraduate degree was awarded. All transcripts must be sent directly from the institution’s registrar.
- Official GRE or GMAT scores sent directly and TOEFL scores, as applicable.1
- Three academic (and professional, if applicable) letters of recommendation (Two for MRED+U program). If you have waived your right for access to your letters, they may be sent directly from the recommender, or they may be included with your application in a signed and sealed envelope.
- Email your current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 When taking the GMAT, include the university code (5815), for scores to arrive automatically to the School of Architecture. GRE/GMAT waiver requests may be considered with extensive relevant work experience. A waiver must be approved by the Graduate School prior to admission.
International Admissions Requirements
Additional requirements for international students.
Submit the following educational documents to an approved international credentialing evaluation service for evaluation:
- Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language.
- Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades, and hours of instruction) for every year of study.
Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by professional, certified English translations. Translations supplement but do not replace the official documents.
Type of Evaluation Required
The School of Architecture is requiring international applicants to their programs to complete a course-by-course evaluation with GPA.
Where to Submit Documents for Evaluation
Josef Silny & Associates (JS&A), Inc. International Education Consultants, is the preferred evaluation vendor for international applicants to the University of Miami due to their competitive prices and high-quality service. Click here for more information, including the Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials.
Please note that international applicants are not required to use the services of JS&A. The international credential evaluation services of any approved vendor may be used. Click here to view a list of approved vendors.
Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.
International Evaluation Process:
- The International Evaluation Report is required once the student has been admitted to the program.
- Send official transcript(s) to one of the approved Evaluation Agencies and request a course-by-course evaluation, GPA and that a copy of the evaluated transcript (s) be sent to the Graduate Programs Department (School of Architecture)
- Evaluation Agency sends a copy of the evaluated official transcript (s) directly to the Graduate Programs Department (address below):
All full-time students admitted to the MRED+U program are eligible for partial tuition scholarships. Scholarships are based on academic record and relevant work experience. Scholarships vary in amount, which will be determined by the MRED+U Admissions Committee. Priority will be given to applications received prior to the December 1st deadline. Scholarship awards will be included with the acceptance package. GRE/GMAT score is required to be considered for a scholarship.
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