Dec 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Real Estate Certificate

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We are no longer accepting applications for this certificate program at this time.


An accredited bachelor’s degree provides appropriate background for the nondegree certificate in real estate program (C.R.E.) in the Department of Real Estate. No specific undergraduate courses are required for consideration for admission to the program. The application procedures and admission criteria are given in the “Master’s Admissions” section of this chapter.

Certificate Requirements

Regulations for the Certificate Program

All Graduate Certificate in Real Estate students will complete the Business Communication Skills Requirement explained earlier in this chapter. The regulations, policies, and procedures given in the “Master’s Enrollment” and “Master’s Programs” sections of this chapter apply to the C.R.E. program. The time limit for completing the certificate program is two calendar years. The program requires 18 semester hours of course work. A maximum of nine hours of transfer credit is permitted in this program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required.

Course Requirements (3 Hours)

There are three semester hours of required course work in the certificate program.

This course can be replaced in the program by another 8000-level real estate course with permission from the program coordinator. Replacement with a substitute course will be evaluated based on previous course work and experience.

Electives (15 Hours)

The student can select any 8000-level course from the real estate curriculum for the program. The following courses are recommended as electives.

Each student may petition the coordinator of the certificate program to substitute up to nine semester hours of course work from other departments or programs as electives in the C.R.E. program. These courses must have relevance for a real estate education. The student will prepare a written request in which the title of the course is identified, a full course description is attached, and a statement explaining the significance of the course to the student’s program is included. In each instance, these courses must be graduate level. The written request should be submitted to, and will be evaluated by, the C.R.E. coordinator, who will notify the Office of Graduate Student Services of any approvals.

Awarding of the Certificate

After completing the requirements for the certificate according to these regulations, the student must make a written request to the certificate adviser in the Department of Real Estate to have the certificate awarded; an official Georgia State University transcript and a certificate fee of $125 (check made payable to Georgia State University) must be sent with the request. The adviser then reviews the student’s record. If all requirements have been met, the certificate, signed by the dean and department chair, will be issued to the student.

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