Application Checklist

Use our checklist as you prepare to apply to the UST MSRE program.

Online Application

Access the online application form to set up your account and complete your application. The application can be completed in a single session or over the course of many days or weeks. The more information you have at the ready (résumé, letters of recommendation), the faster it will be to complete your application.

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Current Résumé

In order to complete your online application, you'll need to upload your résumé. Be prepared by having your résumé completed and ready to upload.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation may be requested through the online application. As you decide who to ask for a reference, keep in mind they will be asked to speak to the following areas within their letter:

  • Their relationship to you and length of time they have known you
  • Their impression of your ability to succeed in a graduate business program
  • Your outstanding characteristics and areas where you need to grow or develop
  • Your present impact on your organization or business
  • How a graduate business degree would influence your professional growth
  • Your complete contact information

Please provide each recommender with the list of topics to be addressed either in the suggested email or you can also download this PDF form and provide it to them in person. Letters can be submitted via email to  or by U.S. mail to the address to the right.

Essay Questions

You'll also need to have your essays completed and ready to upload in order to submit your online application‌.

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Official Transcript(s)

We require a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or the international equivalent). Original transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, sent directly from the institution.

If your institution offers electronic transcripts, please send them to Paper transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and signed by the appropriate university official. These can be sent to:

University of St. Thomas
Graduate Admissions & Reporting
1000 LaSalle Ave., Box 5
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005

Exception: Transcripts for advanced placement courses and study abroad transfer credits are not required.

Official Test Scores

The MS degree in Real Estate program accepts GMATGRE or MBA Math scores as part of your admissions application. Each test has its advantages and disadvantages, and a member of our admissions team can help you determine which may be the best fit for you.

Application Fee: $60

Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to pay by credit card or check. You can also receive a fee waiver code by attending an admissions information event.

International Applicant Requirements

English Proficiency Tests

If English is not your native language, you must submit scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS. Our institutional code is 6110. Official score reports (not photocopies) are required. Please keep in mind that scores may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive in our office.

Minimum Requirements:

  • IELTS: minimum overall band score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 on each of the four sections. 
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): minimum total score of 90, with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four sections. 

If you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, you are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.

International Transcript Evaluation

Please contact our admissions office for approved evaluation providers, or UST makes this service available for $100.

We require applicants' credentials to be at least the equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution. Learn more.

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