Center for Real Estate

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 9-343




Application Opens: 

September 1


January 15



Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)


Master of Science in Real Estate Development (SM)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • GRE or GMAT score required
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 4409

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

  • GMAT or GRE score required
  • Department code: X5X-W6-19

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 7.5
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Minimum score required: 100 (iBT) 600 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 99

For the current 2020-2021 admissions cycle, English language and GMAT/GRE exam waivers are offered on a limited basis and must be requested well in advance of the application deadline.

Areas of Research: 

Not Applicable

Application Requirements: 

Online application
Statement of objectives
Three letters of recommendation
English proficiency exam scores
GRE or GMAT scores
CV or resume
Fellow Program and Fellowship Application Form
Portfolio (optional)

Special Instructions: 

Qualified candidates should have an extensive amount of professional Real Estate work experience (minimum of 3-5 years).  Applicants with 0 - 3 years of real estate experience may apply under the MSRED Young Leaders designation on the application form. This designation is reserved for exceptional candidates with less than the required work experience. Approximately 10% of an admitted class may be designated as Young Leaders.