Admissions Requirements


Application Information

Applicants may hold undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields. Applicants may have professional experience in a variety of fields. Admission to the graduate program is subject to the rules, regulations and procedures of the Graduate School as stipulated in the University Graduate Bulletin. It is the responsibility of each student to understand these requirements and to ensure that they are met.



Preferred Deadline for Scholarships: December 1st

Rolling Admissions through June 1st

Applications completed by December 1st will be given the highest priority; all application materials (including current resume and letters of recommendation) must be received by the deadline date to be considered with the batch. Enrollment is selective; early application is encouraged. Application material received after December 1st will be reviewed on a space available basis.



Required Documents & Application Procedure

  1. Completed online application form with the $65.00 application fee.
  2. Completed “Definition of Academic Interest including career goals with respect to real estate development and urbanism”. Submit with onine application.
  3. Official transcripts of all college and university courses taken, indicating the date your undergraduate or professional degree was awarded. All transcripts must be sent directly from the institution’s registrar. *International students see below.
  4. Official Graduate Record Examination or Graduate Management Admission Test score sent directly from ETS, TOEFL or IELTS scores when applicable. (University code is 5815)
  5. Two academic or professional letters of recommendation. If you have waived your right for access to your letters, they can be sent directly from the recommender, or enclosed with your application in a signed sealed envelope.
  6. Current Resume to


International Students:

International Admissions have recently added more requirements for the application which need to be added to all online application requirements.

  1. Copy of passport
  2. Copy and translation of diploma
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (undergraduate and graduate level work). You must request the registrar of each institution to send official transcripts directly to the School of Architecture. The University of Miami reserves the right to contact the issuing institution or government agency to verify authenticity of documents.
  4. Chinese applicants: Official transcripts and diplomas (in English and Chinese) must be sent directly to the Graduate Advisor Rafael Acosta in the School of Architecture by China Academics Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC)
  5. Indian applicants: Applicants must send all individual mark-sheets indicating all subjects taken and marks obtained for all years of post-secondary study. Consolidated mark sheets will NOT be accepted:

    All mark sheets must be issued by the university responsible for conducting the examinations and sent directly to your Graduate Advisor at the university


    Photocopies of original mark sheets and diplomas/degrees must be attested by the Controller of Examinations or Registrar’s Office or the university responsible for conducting the examinations.

If the institution you attended (e.g. Indian Institute of Technology) can only provide a transcript, you must request the registrar to send the official transcripts directly to the School of Architecture.


Minimum Requirements

  1. A bachelor of arts or equivalent degree with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  2. 300 cumulative Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on verbal and quantitative sections (1000 for all tests taken before September 2011).
    550 Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam also accepted.
  3. For international applicants and/or those whose native language is not English: 80 TOEFL score or 6.5 IELTS

When taking the GMAT, include the university code (5815), for scores to arrive automatically to the School of Architecture.

Scholarships and Assistantships

All full-time students admitted to the MRED+U program are eligible for partial tuition scholarships, with the exception of students with a GRE/GMAT waiver. Scholarships are based on academic record and relevant work experience. Scholarship vary in amount, which will be determined by the Application Committee. Priority will be given to applications recived prior to the December 1st deadline. Scholaship awards will be included with the acceptance package.

All full-time students are eligible for Graduate Assistantships, which require service in the form of teaching, research assistance, or other appropriate activities as assigned by the director of the program.

How to Track your Application Documents Online

As we approach application deadlines, we will receive a very large volume of mail. Please allow us several weeks from the application deadline to process your documents and post them for you to see on myUM. During this busy application time, myUM is your best resource since we are continually updating students’ applications and documents.

To find out which admission documents have been received and processed for your admission file, follow these steps:

  1. Go to CaneLink, the Student Records System for the University of Miami.
  2. Log-in to CaneLink

    Since you completed the online application, you already have a CaneLink account. Click here and use the same user name and password that you used for your online application.

  3. Once you’ve logged in, your Home page will show an ‘Admission’ box.
  4. In the ‘Admission’ box, click on the link, ‘Application Documents Received’.
  5. View a list of the documents which have been received and processed by our office.


Additional Application Questions:

Nicole Hejazi, Assistant Director
Office of Academic Services & Placement
Post Office Box 249178
Coral Gables, Florida 33124
(305) 284-3060

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The school reserves the right to retain all student projects done for academic credit.




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Nicole Hejazi, Assistant Director
Office of Academic Services & Placement
Post Office Box 249178
Coral Gables, Florida 33124
(305) 284-3060