Urban Land Development

The purpose of this program is to bring together the private (decision making) and public (policy) aspects of real estate development and to help students develop skills related to land development in metropolitan areas.  The program is interdisciplinary and covers all major aspects of the development process including design, feasibility analysis, land use regulation, market and location analysis, and negotiation.  Thus, graduates from the program would bridge the gap between 1) professional training in fields such as city planning and public policy and 2) business administration.  Graduates from the new program should be able to understand the constraints and incentives faced by both the private and public sectors when making land use recommendations and decisions.

Admission as a classified graduate student in Urban Land Development requires:

  • A BA or BS degree;
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 or above in all undergraduate courses;
  • Completion of the foundation courses or their equivalents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and no grade lower than a "B-"; and
  • minimum score of 550 (213 if computer based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose preparatory education was in a language other than English, taken within three years of the date of application.

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