Admissions

Deadlines:

International: February 1st
Domestic: March 15th

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Traditional Master’s

Admission to the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) Program is competitive, with approximately 35 students admitted per year. Final Candidates will be interviewed by the admission committee, before a decision is made.

We review each application holistically, and consider all applicants based on individual experiences and skills. There are no guaranteed admissions, even if the minimum requirements are met. The work experience need not be in real estate; in fact, some of our most successful graduates have used the MSRE to transition from accounting, banking, finance, building construction, planning and other fields to a career in commercial real estate.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from an approved institution
  • 3.0 GPA (last 60 hrs of undergraduate coursework)
  • GMAT score of 580
  • Prior work experience is strongly preferred (non-real estate experience may apply)

Complete the online application and pay $30 application fee.

When completing the online application, under

  • “Primary Program”, look for
  • “Business Administration”, then select
  • “Real Estate & Urban Analysis – Summer Term”.

UF Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

All applicants must submit the following, preferably in the online application, but may be submitted to our program as email attachments:

  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  2. Your resume – with portrait inserted
  3. GMAT or GRE test scores
    • If you take the GMAT, select “University of Florida – Warrington College of Business – Masters in Real Estate” in the GMAT drop down menu, and select the UF code 5812, to make sure your official scores are sent to the University of Florida.
  4. College transcript(s)
  5. Statement of Purpose Essay
    • The essay should be completed as part of the online application. Please emphasize:
      • Your motivations for applying to the program
      • Why you think you are a competitive candidate for the program
      • How the program fits into your future goals

Current UF law students in the Comparative & Tax Programs must submit all of the above listed materials except the online application.

International candidates must have a college-level education that is equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree. It is also critical that international candidates are proficient in written and spoken English.

Additional documents:

  • Test Scores
    If English is not your native language and you do not have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a country where English is the language of instruction, a TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB score must be submitted. University of Florida institution code is 581
  • Visa Requirement
    International candidates who require a student visa should submit their applications early to ensure that there is sufficient time to file the necessary paperwork prior to the start of classes. Upon acceptance to the University and after verification of financial solvency, candidates will receive Form I-20 or IAP-66 for a student visa. Processing of the I-20 paperwork can often take 6-8 weeks and is not started until a candidate has been admitted by the University. Students should not leave their home country before obtaining a student visa or come to the U.S. with a B-2 tourist visa.
  • Accepted Students
    If, officially admitted, international applicants are required to provided documented proof of financial support for the first year. The International Student Advisors at the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) will only contact admitted students via email to request this information.
    Additional information about the I-20/DS-2019 process as well as additional resources can be found at the UFIC website or at the International Admissions information page.
  • Deadlines
    Please be aware that the application deadline for international applicants is February 1st, because of the extra time it takes to process their application materials at the UF Graduate Admissions office. Also, the International Student Handbook provides great information for helping International students learn more about how to adjust to live in Gainesville and at UF.
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Combined Master’s / Bachelor’s

Admission to the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) Program is competitive, with approximately 30 students admitted per year. Admission is based on a number of factors including the applicant’s GMAT score, academic record, work experience and fit with our program core values. An undergraduate who is competitive for combined bachelors/MSRE admission has taken and excelled in REE 3043 (offered only in Fall), attends our Ring Speaker Series presentations, is active in the Real Estate Society and has worked at least one commercial real estate internship.

Minimum Requirements
  • 3.4 GPA (excels in FIN 3403 Business Finance, REE 3043 Real Estate Analysis & QMB 3250 Statistics for Business, or similar upper division Statistics course)
  • GMAT score of 620 or higher
  • Commercial Real Estate internship/work experience
  • Fits our core values
Computer Requirement

A laptop computer is required. Please consult the minimum hardware and software specifications stipulated by the Warrington College of Business for all graduate students, including those in Combined degree programs.

Application will normally occur in the student’s

  • sophomore or junior years
  • after or during enrollment in REE 3043 Real Estate Analysis

We recommend you complete the Combined degree application process by:

TermComplete file deadline (tests included)
SpringNov. 1st
Summer B/FallMarch 15th

All applicants must submit the following:

Combined Application Notice

Please complete the Combined Application form online.

After you complete the Combined Application Notice, you will receive detailed application instructions. Email if you have any questions.

Submit to our program as an email attachments:

  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  2. Your resume – with portrait inserted
  3. GMAT or GRE test scores
    • If you take the GMAT, select “University of Florida – Warrington College of Business – Masters in Real Estate” in the GMAT drop down menu, and select the UF code 5812, to make sure your official scores are sent to the University of Florida.
  4. College transcripts (an unofficial scan will suffice for the admission process)
  5. Statement of Purpose Essay
    • The essay should be completed as part of the online application. Please emphasize:
      • Your motivations for applying to the program
      • Why you think you are a competitive candidate for the program
      • How the program fits into your future goals
    • Additional information about your GPA, GMAT, or work experience. Use the essay as an opportunity to highlight what you think we cannot assess from the other application materials. Ideal length is between two pages.
Combined Bachelor/Master Planning Form

Print this planning form and meet with your undergraduate academic advisors. Complete your portion of the form. The advisors must fill out the form and sign.

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Joint JD/MSRE Degree

Admission to the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) Program is competitive and based on several factors. Prior course work in finance, accounting, business statistics or economics is preferable but not required.

Students must apply separately to each program and meet the admissions requirements for both the College of Law and the Master of Real Estate Program. Students may begin one of the two programs before acceptance in the other. However, to qualify for joint degree status, current law students must be admitted into the MSRE Program by

  • the end of their fourth law school semester, and
  • within 12 more credits to earn toward their Law degree.

Admissions procedures for students applying to the Real Estate Master’s program as joint JD/MSRE students are the same as for other students admitted to the MSRE Program minus the required work experience. Also, current UF Law Students in the Comparative & Tax Programs are not required to complete the UF Admissions application.

Current UF JD’s, who are applying to the Nathan S. Collier MSRE program and will not take summer classes will continue to apply for Summer B.

When completing the online application, under

  • “Primary Program”, look for
  • “Business Administration”, then select
  • “Real Estate & Urban Analysis – Summer Term”.

UF Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

All applicants must submit the following to our program, preferably in online application or as email attachments:

  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  2. Your resume – with portrait inserted
  3. Statement of Purpose Essay
    • The essay should be completed as part of the online application. Please emphasize:
      • Your motivations for applying to the program
      • Why you think you are a competitive candidate for the program
      • How the program fits into your future goals
  4. Copy of UF Application, test scores and transcripts.

Notification of acceptance: April 1st

Additional documents:

  • Visa Requirement
    International candidates who require a student visa should submit their applications early to ensure that there is sufficient time to file the necessary paperwork prior to the start of classes. Upon acceptance to the University and after verification of financial solvency, candidates will receive Form I-20 or IAP-66 for a student visa. Processing of the I-20 paperwork can often take 6-8 weeks and is not started until a candidate has been admitted by the University. Students should not leave their home country before obtaining a student visa or come to the U.S. with a B-2 tourist visa.
  • Accepted Students
    If, officially admitted, international applicants are required to provided documented proof of financial support for the first year. The International Student Advisors at the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) will only contact admitted students via email to request this information.
    Additional information about the I-20/DS-2019 process as well as additional resources can be found at the UFIC website or at the International Admissions information page.
  • Deadlines
    Please be aware that the application deadline for international applicants is February 1st, because of the extra time it takes to process their application materials at the UF Graduate Admissions office. Also, the International Student Handbook provides great information for helping International students learn more about how to adjust to live in Gainesville and at UF.
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MBA with a Concentration in Real Estate

To complete a real estate concentration in the MBA Program, students must complete take the courses outlined in the curriculum.

Visit the UF MBA website for information on the application process, deadlines and other important dates.