Master of Science in International Real EstateApplication & Requirements

A holistic approach is applied when reviewing your admission file. An applicant should show high promise of success in graduate studies as determined by the faculty based on academic performance, work experience or a combination of academic and work experience.

An outline of the general admissions criteria follows. Full details are provided in the FIU Graduate Catalog. An applicant should:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (a business degree is not required).

  2. Have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or better on upper-division coursework.

  3. Show high promise of success in graduate studies as determined by the faculty based upon a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or equivalent score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

An applicant can seek a GMAT/GRE Waiver under the following conditions:

  • Demonstration of at least four years of business (real estate and affiliated industries such as banking, finance, insurance, etc.) related work experience, or

  • Having an undergraduate business degree from Florida International University with an upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.25, or higher, or

  • Having a business, economics, engineering, construction management or architecture degree from an accredited school with an upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.25, or higher, or

  • By having already completed a graduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, or by entering a business master program under a special agreement for admissions with specific foreign universities.

Application Deadline

The program admits students every Fall and Spring term under the following deadlines:

To begin in the Fall term (August)

June 30th

Last day for International and Domestic students to submit the online application, and all supporting academic credentials, appropriate test scores, and Declaration and Certification of Finances.

To begin in the Spring term (January)

October 31st

Last day for International and Domestic students to submit the online application, and all supporting academic credentials, appropriate test scores, and Declaration and Certification of Finances.

Application Process: (For all applicants)

To apply for the program:

  • Complete the online application for admission.

  • Pay a $30 application fee. Most major credit cards are accepted. Checks or money orders are also accepted and should be made payable to Florida International University.

You may complete the online application and submit it, even without having taken the GMAT, GRE or TOEFL. We prefer that you mail supporting materials (essay Statement of Purpose, letters of recommendation, etc…) to us rather than uploading them onto the online application.

All materials should be sent to:

FIU – MSIRE Program
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
CBC 200
Miami, Florida 33199

If you prefer to email the documents, please send them to msire@fiu.edu.

  1. Official transcripts from all previously attended universities. The original transcripts must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the degree-granting institution. If your official transcripts are not in English, you must submit translated transcripts. Please ask your university to provide two original transcripts. The first set of transcripts must remain in the sealed envelope. The second set of transcripts should be sent to an official translation company for translation.

  2. Applicants whose studies were completed in a country whose official language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS – a University list of exemptions is available here. These tests are given worldwide. There is a fee for the examination. The minimum scores for all accepted exams are as follows:

    • IELTS: 6.5

    • TOEFL (Institution code: 5206):

      • Paper-based: 550

      • Computer-based: 213

      • Internet-based(iBT): 80

      Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution within the United States or other English-speaking countries do not need to take an exam to demonstrate proficiency.

  3. Submit a current resume of professional experience. (Internships and part-time employment may be included)

  4. Submit a statement of purpose: a one-page essay describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing the MS in International Real Estate degree at Florida International University.

  5. Submit a copy of your passport or Alien card.

Florida Residents: Two proofs of residency. Documents must be dated one year prior to the term you are seeking admissions. For a list of acceptable documents please click here.

For international students

International applications who require an F-1 Visa will be required to submit these additional documents to complete their application package:

Financial documents must be recent (6 months or less from the program start date).

  1. Request a letter from your bank or the bank of your sponsor (a parent, for example) stating that you or your sponsor have sufficient funds of at least $54,500.00 for tuition and living expenses. The types of accounts from which these bank letters are accepted are: savings, checking or money market accounts.

  2. If the bank account and aforementioned letter are in the name of a sponsor, the sponsor will need to submit a signed sponsor letter stating that he or she will fund your education and expenses while you are enrolled in the MS in International Real Estate program. Click here to see a sample sponsor letter.

  3. Submit a completed and signed Declaration of Finance (DCF) form. Please note that the minimum amount in the DCF must be at least $54,500.00 for the academic year 2016-2017.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admissions into the program.

To check the status of your application, please call 305.779.7898 or e-mail the MSIRE office at msire@fiu.edu


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