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By 2030, the United States will need nearly 427 billion square feet of new and renovated living space. By then, half of the buildings in use will have been constructed after 2000. Meanwhile, downtown districts across the country need renewal. This means we will see a flurry of real estate development—creating a surge of opportunity in fields such as property development, urban planning, and community and economic development.

Our 15-credit hour graduate certificate in real estate development—the only of its kind in Indiana—will get you ready to meet this booming demand.

Program Overview

You may view the certificate as a way to promote the public interest by working for sustainable communities, affordable and livable communities, and community economic development.

You might also seek it as an entryway to a master’s program in urban and regional planning or business administration. A limited number of credit hours earned for the certificate can apply toward these graduate degrees.

While pursuing the certificate, you will benefit from the resources of five nationally ranked Ball State programs, including family and consumer sciences, urban design, urban planning, health science, and business administration.

Required Courses

The graduate certificate in real estate development is a total of 15 credit hours, with 9 credit hours of required, core courses and 6 credit hours of electives.

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Graduate Catalog.

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Other Requirements

  • You must complete course work within five years.
  • You must earn at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify for the certificate, and no course with a grade below 2.0 (C- or lower) counts toward the certificate.
  • No transfer credit counts toward the certificate.
  • You may combine a Ball State graduate degree with this certificate but must complete at least 9 additional credit hours toward the certificate beyond those earned with the degree.

Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in our program? Then it’s time to apply! 



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