MSRED - Admissions

We accept and review applications on a continual basis throughout the year.

Use this page for additional information on the admission requirements and process for: 

  • Master of Science in Real Estate Development

Application Requirements

Application Due Dates

May 1 for fall preferred scholarship consideration.
August 1 for fall admissions.

Completed applications are usually reviewed within one week of submission, and usually receive the admissions decision within two weeks. Some scholarship reviews take longer.

GRE scores are not required for graduate architecture applications

For those applicants wish to submit a GRE score the department encourages them to do so, and the score will be reviewed alongside other application materials.

Join us for an online info session to learn more about our programs, or sign up for a Q&A to talk to a member of our graduate admissions team.

Required Materials

Complete applications must include the following, uploaded to your online application.

Please upload the following documents (do not send hardcopies!) into your online application:

  • Transcript(s) from every institution you have previously attended. 
  • Two letters of recommendation (minimum): Please identify in your application the names of persons who will be writing recommendations. You are strongly encouraged to arrange for at least one from a person who knows your academic work. The individuals will receive an automated email message requesting a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Resume that outlines your work and educational background and experiences.
  • Personal statement, 500 words or less, sharing why you want to study real estate development, and why you wish to do so at the University at Buffalo. Please be specific about influential courses, instructors, books, personal or professional experiences, and goals. . In addition, please feel free to provide relevant context related to unique challenges (personal and or academic) you may have encountered during this current environment on how it may affect your application.  
  • GRE scores are not required for Master of Science in Real Estate Development.
  • Please visit the UB Graduate School for general admissions requirements to the University at Buffalo