Admission to the M.S. in Real Estate (MSRE) program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For MSRE program admission a score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) acceptable undergraduate academic performance are required. The GMAT is strongly preferred. Students for whom English is not their native language must also achieve a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based test, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS. International applicants that score below minimum acceptable levels on the verbal portion of entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete UT Arlington's Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework. Multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Unconditional acceptance is based on consideration of all the information listed below and the decision to deny admission is not based on any single criterion.
Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise, and leadership experience. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the primary criterion for denying an applicant's admission to the MSRE program.
Along with the grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores, admission criteria include the following:
Due to the specialized nature of the MSRE, provisional and probationary admission decisions are infrequent options. Furthermore, please note that these are admission decision criteria and not application options (i.e., no one applies for provisional or probationary admissions).
For unconditional admission, the applicant's composite total form the index must be 1120 or higher or GRE Quantitative and Verbal subtest performance must exceed the 50th percentile and items 1 through 5 above should strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate real estate student.
Students who are unconditionally admitted, have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.25 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.25 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours will be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score (GMAT) will not be used as the primary criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.
For an applicant with an index score below 1120 or GRE Quantitative and/or Verbal subtest scores below the 50th percentile, probationary admission may be available when at least three items of 1 through 5 above strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate real estate student. Items 6 through 10 will also be used to identify positive indicators for admission. Students who are admitted on probation will have one or more conditions specified, such as no grade less than 'B' for the first 12 hours of graduate study.
Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission
A provisional decision to admit may be granted when the applicant meets criteria for unconditional or probationary status but one or more applicant credentials are incomplete. A deferred decision may be made when an applicant's file is not sufficiently complete to make a final admission decision.
For an applicant with an index score less than 1100 or GRE Quantitative and/or Verbal subtest scores below the 50th percentile, and at least three items of 1 through 5 indicate lack of potential for academic success as a graduate real estate student, admission will likely be denied. However, all applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission decision is made.
Waiver of GMAT Score for Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development Students
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will, upon the recommendation of the Graduate Advisor and the Dean of Graduate Studies, be granted a waiver of the GMAT requirement for their application to the Master of Science in Real Estate program.