Graduate Certificate in Walkable Urban Real Estate Development

The graduate certificate in walkable urban real estate development program provides the knowledge, insight, and skills needed to handle the unique challenges of twenty-first century real estate development and place management. Walkable urban real estate development and place management is the future of the real estate industry and metropolitan Washington, DC, has more examples of walkable urbanism than any other region in the country. The program addresses the emerging approach to the development, strategy, and management of these mixed-use, walkable places.

Visit the program website for additional information.

Admission deadlines:


Round 1 1/15
Round 2 3/1
Round 3 5/15

Recommendations required: 

One (1) recommendation required.

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application.

International applicants only: 

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements. Please note: international students who require a student visa from GW are not eligible to apply for admission to this program. 

PLEASE NOTE that the minimum English language test scores required by this program are:

  • Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based, or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including one 3-credit required course and 9 credits in elective courses.

FINA 6290Special Topics (Walkable Urban Development, Strategy, and Place Management)
PSUS 6202Urban and Environmental Economics
Two courses selected from the following:
FINA 6240Real Estate Development
FINA 6242Real Estate Valuation and Investment
FINA 6243Strategic Planning for Walkable Urban Real Estate Companies
PSUS 6204Land Use Law