Admissions Process for the Master of Real Estate Degree Program

Applications are accepted throughout the year so you can get your graduate education underway in any session.  Simply complete the following steps and you will be closer to earning your Master of Real Estate Degree and advancing your career.

Interview with REALTOR® University.  Complete an interview with a REALTOR® University admissions representative by phone.

Fill out an application.  You can submit your admissions application online.  An email notification will be sent when the application has been received.

Submit proof of graduation.  Submit acceptable documents that demonstrate proof of your earned undergraduate degree including “Issued to Student” transcripts and copies of diplomas.

Provide official transcripts.  Submit complete official academic transcripts from the college or university where the baccalaureate or advanced degree was earned within six weeks of the start of the first period of enrollment.  (Transcripts marked “Issued to Student” are not accepted as official copies.)

Review assessment options.  If required, provide GMAT or GRE scores.  Applicants who hold advanced degrees from appropriately accredited colleges or universities, or from international graduate schools conferring degrees recognized as equivalent to U.S. post-baccalaureate degrees, are not required to submit test scores.  (Applicants should note that scores from the GMAT or GRE test are valid for up to five years from the date tests are completed.)

Acceptance into program.  If you qualify for admission to REALTOR® University, you will be notified in writing within 30 days of completing all application procedures.  Once accepted, an applicant will be able to register for courses the following session.

Applicants should send their materials to:

REALTOR® University

Attn:  Registrar Services

P.O. Box 6598

Chicago, IL  60606

Contact an admissions representative at 1-855-786-6546 option 1 or who can guide you through the application process.

Admission Disclaimer

At the graduate level, real estate licensure is not the primary goal. Generally, most students are either licensed or are practicing in areas of real estate that do not require licensure. REALTOR® University does not meet the requirements and approvals for licensure education; however, the education provided does complement licensure courses for a licensed real estate practitioner in many states. REALTOR® University academic programs do not prepare for or lead to licensure or meet state-specific licensure requirements.

Key Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to REALTOR® University’s Graduate School, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an appropriately accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, Council of Higher Education Accreditation, or international equivalent. Applicants must also demonstrate quantitative and verbal skills proficiency (see Prerequisite Skills Placement). No specific undergraduate concentration or preparatory coursework is required for admission, however students admitted without specified courses in business administration may be required to take Business Prerequisite courses, adding to program length. Applicants should note that all instruction and services are provided in English.

Applicants who meet baccalaureate degree requirements and whose undergraduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is 3.00 or higher, in the last 60 credit-hours of the undergraduate program, are eligible for direct admission.

Students can also demonstrate proficiency by submitting a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) reflecting a minimum score of 22 in mathematics and 20 in verbal skills, or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) reflecting a minimum score of 440 in mathematics and 380 in verbal skills. GMAT and GRE test scores are valid up to five years from the date the exam is completed. Students may also apply for a waiver for certain courses and the GMAT and GRE exam.

Applicants must also complete a personal interview with an admissions representative. Please contact or call 1-855-786-6546 x1 to schedule an interview.

All admission decisions are based on evaluation of a candidate’s academic credentials, entrance test scores and interview.

Admission of Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Holders

Applicants with post-baccalaureate degrees from appropriately accredited institutions, or from international universities conferring degrees recognized as equivalent to U.S. post-baccalaureate degrees, may be granted admission to pursue additional degrees or to complete additional coursework. Such applicants must complete an application, interview with an admissions representative and provide official documentation of their degrees; however, they are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores.

If you would like to transfer credits from another advanced education institution, you can learn more about our policy and process here.

Provisional Enrollment

Student candidates who do not meet existing REALTOR® University entrance requirements with respect to undergraduate grade point average may enter the program on a provisional basis. Provisional enrollment consists of taking no more than two courses consecutively, with no more than one session of non-attendance between the original start of enrollment.

As a provisional student, grades of an A or B earned in the two courses will be evaluated for future program admission consideration in lieu of the GMAT or GRE examinations. Students will not be allowed to continue on in the program if they don’t maintain a B average or higher. To regain admission, the GMAT or GRE would be required if the student does not continue in the program due to their grades.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students may take classes at REALTOR® University without being enrolled in the degree program. Their official status is “non-degree seeking student,” which means not enrolled in a degree program. Non-degree seeking students pay the same tuition as degree seeking students, fall under the same admissions standards and can take any course as long as they meet the pre-requisites.

A non-degree seeking student may take a maximum of four courses (12 credits). Such students must receive official permission from the REALTOR® University administration. Students must also complete the following steps.

Step 1
Schedule an appointment with an admissions officer. Students are required to submit a copy of their transcript from the undergraduate institution where they earned a bachelor’s degree and a resume. The degree date or date of completion/graduation for your bachelor’s degree must be listed on the transcript.

Step 2
During your appointment, the student will be advised whether or not there is space available in the course(s) of interest. While meeting with the admissions representative, the student will complete a registration form.

Step 3
After the form is processed, the student will be registered for the class requested (if space is available).

REALTOR® University welcomes applications for non-degree seeking status from candidates who have a bachelor’s degree. Admission to non-degree seeking status does not constitute admission to the MRE program and does not guarantee enrollment in a particular course.

Non-degree seeking students must abide by all academic policies, procedures and deadlines that a degree seeking student would once the registration form has been approved.

For questions regarding our admissions requirements or process, please email or call 1-855-786-6546 option 1.

International Student Requirements

In addition to specific degree or certificate program requirements mentioned previously, applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not earned an undergraduate degree from an institution where all courses were taught in English, will need to provide one of the following when applying to REALTOR® University:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 530 (written version) or 71 (Internet based version).
  • An International English Language Test (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 for graduate students or verification of certification in an English proficiency program.

To receive credits for courses or degrees from institutions outside of the U.S, Canada, or U.S. Territories, the student must have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, which will assess a fee. The certifying organization’s report must be sent directly to REALTOR® University. Depending on the program, if the student has a foreign degree he or she will need to request either a general or expanded report from the evaluator. The certifying organization’s report, in English, along with the applicant’s official transcripts must be sent directly to REALTOR® University to the following address:

REALTOR® University

Attn:  Registrar Services

P.O. Box 6598

Chicago, IL 60606