Master of Real Estate Development

Apply for free to the Master of Real Estate Development for 2021 admission. There are too many barriers preventing high-potential students from pursuing a graduate degree. We don’t believe the application fee should be one of them.

Application Deadlines for 2021 Start

Admissions decisions are made within 6 to 8 weeks of a completed application. All required materials must be submitted to begin the application review.

Benefits of applying earlier in the application cycle:

  • Eligibility for a larger amount of admissions scholarships
  • More time to prepare for the start of term
  • Invitations to exclusive events for students

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Spring 2021 Application Deadlines

Application Round Application Deadline
Round 1 December 15, 2020
Round 2
Priority Scholarship Deadline
February 1, 2021
Rolling Admissions* March 1, 2021

*If you are applying after March 1 for the Spring 2021 term, please contact the Graduate Business Programs office at or 503-725-8001 to discuss space availability.

Fall 2021 Application Deadlines

Application Round Application Deadline
Round 1 December 15, 2020
Round 2
Priority Scholarship Deadline

February 1, 2021

Round 3 May 1, 2021
Rolling Admissions August 15, 2021

MRED Application Requirements

GMAT/GRE not required for this program

  • Meet PSU minimum admission requirement
  • Professional resume
  • Unofficial transcripts/mark sheets from each college or university attended. If admitted, official transcripts must be submitted. Visit the PSU Admissions website for detailed transcript requirements.
  • Application essays (4): Essays are your opportunity to tell us who you are beyond your GPAs, test scores and resume. Use this opportunity to provide us with a better understanding of your personal journey, unique background and goals associated with the program.
    • 250 words maximum per essay question.
    • Answers to all four questions are required. Attach one document with responses to all four essay questions.
    • See questions below.
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • $67 application fee - waived for 2021 admission year

Essay Questions

  1. Tell us your story. What led you to submit this application to the MRED program Portland State?
  2. Commercial real estate affects the daily lives of millions of people. What has been your experience or involvement with commercial real estate? How has your experience contributed to your interest in this degree?
  3. How do you intend for the MRED program to contribute to your commercial real estate career?
  4. Sustainability is a core value shared by both the School of Business and the College of Urban Planning. What does sustainability mean to you and how would you contribute to this value during your time in the program?

Additional International Student Requirement

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