Applying to the Wisconsin Global Real Estate Master (MS) Program is an easy, straightforward process.
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October 1, 2019: Application period opens
April 15, 2020: Application period closes
Mid-August 2020: Mandatory GREM orientation
September 2-December 18, 2020: GREM semester takes place
The Global Real Estate Master Program is intended only for non-U.S. graduate-level students and alumni from top international business schools who meet the eligibility requirements below.
Applicants must have a degree comparable to an approved U.S. bachelor’s degree. Certified copies of transcripts from the institution where the degree was conferred, as well as copies of transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended, are required in English.
Applicants are required to have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for their undergraduate courses. Evidence of your undergraduate GPA should be displayed on your transcript.
Students must have completed 14 credits of graduate-level study in the subjects below, including any necessary prerequisite courses and electives, from a non-U.S. university recognized as a leading academic institution within the country of origin. Additionally, the enrollment criteria of the non-U.S. institution must be comparable to that of the Wisconsin MBA Program. Official transcripts are required in English.
Students are expected to have completed specific graduate-level coursework in the following areas:
Standardized tests required for GREM are detailed below. Test scores must have been obtained within five years of the semester for which you are applying.
A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for applicants whose native language is not English. The minimum TOEFL score required is 100. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will also be accepted. The minimum IELTS score is 7.
We accept either the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
If you need to take the GMAT as part of your application, please direct the testing service to forward your test results to the University of Wisconsin–Madison (institution code: 79K-2S-72).
If you are submitting a GRE, please direct the testing service to forward your test results to the University of Wisconsin–Madison (institution code: 1846).
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The following must be submitted as part of your GREM application:
A fully completed application is required in order to be considered for admission into the program.
Students must obtain an F-1 visa to attend the GREM program. You may arrive 30 days prior to the start of the program, and stay 60 days after the program ends.
You also have the option to stay for the Spring semester through the Visiting International Student Program (VISP). To apply, visit the VISP website.
When you have been accepted to the program and confirm you will enroll, the GREM office will collaborate with the UW International Student Services office to provide administrative support for an efficient visa application process.
Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
5263 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1323 USA
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