Admissions

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Traditional Master’s

Application Deadline for Summer 2020:

International: January 1st
Domestic: February 15th

Admission to the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) Program is competitive, with approximately 30-40 students admitted per year. Qualified Candidates will be interviewed by the MSRE admission committee before a final 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. Prior work experience is desirable and 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). Average incoming GPA is approximately 3.52
  • GMAT score of 550. Average incoming GMAT score is approximately 620
  • Prior work experience, including summer internships, is preferred (non-real estate experience may apply)

Complete the online application and pay $30 application fee.

When completing the online application, choose:

  • “Primary Program”, look for
  • “Real Estate”, then select
  • Entry term: “Summer B”

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 Courtney Mack as email attachments:

  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  2. Your resume – with portrait inserted (required template)
  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

Failure to provide required documents will delay processing your 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 earlier than domestic, 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

Application Deadline:

For Summer or Fall: February 15th
For Spring: November 1st

Admission to the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) Program is competitive, with approximately 30-40 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. A preferred candidate for combined bachelors/MSRE admission has taken and excelled in REE 3043 (Real Estate Analysis, offered only in the Fall), attends our Ring Speaker Series presentations, is active in the Real Estate Society and has worked at least one commercial real estate internship. Applications from students inside and outside of the Warrington College of Business are encouraged.

Our typical combined student has:

  • A 3.4 GPA or better (excels in FIN 3403 Business Finance, REE 3043 Real Estate Analysis & QMB 3250 Statistics for Business, or similar upper division Statistics course)
  • A GMAT score of 600 or higher
  • Completed a Commercial Real Estate internship

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 (test scores included)
SpringNov. 1st
Summer B/FallJuly 15th

All applicants must do the following:

Complete the Combined Application form online.

Submit all required documents (below) with the Combined Application form. Please email if you have any questions.

  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  2. Your resume – with portrait inserted (required template)
  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 1-2 pages.

Failure to provide required documents will delay processing your application.

Combined Bachelor/Master Planning Form

Print this planning form and complete your portion. Meet with an undergraduate academic advisors as soon as possible to determine what graduate courses you will be able to substitute for undergraduate courses. We generally require you to meet with an undergraduate advisor before we offer an MSRE admission interview. The advisors must fill out and sign the form.


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Joint JD/MSRE Degree

Application Deadline:

For Summer or Fall: February 15th
For Spring: November 1st

Admission to the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) Program is competitive and based on several factors, including undergraduate GPA and GMAT or GRE. Prior course work or work experience in Real Estate, finance, accounting, or economics strengthens the student’s application, but not required.

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, although earlier applications are strongly encouraged.

When completing the online application, choose:

  • “Primary Program”, look for
  • “Real Estate”, then select
  • Desired entry term: “Fall” or “Spring”

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

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

  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  2. Your resume – with portrait inserted (required template)
  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 Joint JD/MSRE program
      • How the program fits into your future goals
  4. Copy of UF Application, test scores and transcripts.

Competitive applicants will be interviewed by the MSRE admission committee. Admission decisions are generally conveyed to applicants shortly after the admission interview.

Failure to provide required documents will delay processing your application.

Additional documents:

  • Visa Requirement
    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.
  • Accepted Students
    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.

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Graduate Concurrent Degree

Application Deadline:

For Summer or Fall: February 15th
For Spring: November 1st

For current UF graduate or professional students only. Dual degree students can share a total of eight credits between both graduate/professional programs, shortening the duration of the MSRE degree.

  • Concurrent Degree (Between Master’s program + Master’s program)
  • Non-Traditional Ph.D./Master’s (Between Ph.D. program + Master’s program)

The Concurrent Degree is designed for students who seek to rise to the challenge of enrolling in a full-time MSRE program while also pursuing an additional professional, graduate or doctoral degree. These programs share class credits, allowing certain credits can be counted towards both degrees. The listed duration of study for a given program is typically extended by one year, and students must be admitted by each program in order to qualify. Starting times for the Concurrent Degree Program are flexible.


7 tips for success during your Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate interview


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The Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate program is such a well-connected community that we encourage you to meet and talk with each member of our staff. Read this article from Courtney Mack and get the tips for a flawless interview.