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Start on the Path to Your Global Real Estate Master’s Degree

Important dates for a Fall 2024 start

October 1, 2023

Application period opens

March 31, 2024

Application period closes

August-December 2024

Orientation and GREM semester

What You’ll Need for Your Application

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:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Urban Planning, or equivalent

A one-page résumé outlining academic/personal/professional achievements and business experience. There is no minimum/maximum work requirement.

An essay of approximately 750 words explaining why you are interested in pursuing the Global Real Estate Master at this time. Specifically, you should describe how your chosen career specialization aligns with your short-term and long-term career goals.

An application fee of $81 USD for the GREM program. Payment by credit card only is available through the online application system. Admissions decisions will not be communicated to the applicant until the application fee has been received.

Admissions Testing

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 92. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will also be accepted. The minimum IELTS score is 7.

GMAT Focus/GMAT or GRE (optional)

Submission of a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT Focus or GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report is optional.

You may submit GMAT Focus/GMAT scores directly by asking the testing service to forward your test results to the University of Wisconsin–Madison (institution code: 79K-2S-72).

If you are submitting GRE scores, please direct the testing service to forward your results to the University of Wisconsin–Madison (institution code: 1846).