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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development offers academic and practical knowledge to achieve success in the property development sector of the real estate industry. The courses provide fundamental real estate knowledge, specific real estate development process knowledge and project efforts that would be applicable to many careers within the industry. The certificate is most useful to students who have experience in commercial real estate, however, students with residential real estate experience will also benefit from the concepts, application, and analysis provided in the courses.

Students completing the certificate will be given graduate level transcript credit for all of their courses completed with at least a “B” towards the Master of Science in Real Estate degree at Roosevelt. However, a student cannot pursue the MSRE degree and also receive the certificate.

Collete English Dixon
,  Program Director

What Differentiates Us



Classes are scheduled in the evenings to facilitate work and life calendars; Semester course timing allows for time to fully engage in learning.

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The graduate certificate program provides focused knowledge that can be immediately utilized in the workplace; the shorter time commitment provides the opportunity to see the value of the additional insights more quickly than might occur when pursuing a degree program.



Access to industry leaders in the classroom and on the Advisory Board; Mentoring

Expectations & Requirements


Students enter the program ready to learn, and leave prepared to succeed in the real estate industry. Many classes are project-focused courses that require students to analyze, conceptualize and develop solutions to real-world, built-environment issues. Additionally, students have access to numerous professional development courses and programs that hone workplace skills to support further success.

Certificate Courses

  • Real Estate Process
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Development

Admission Info

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  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • 3.0 Undergraduate GPA
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement. 

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