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Woodbury University introduces the M.
San Diego, United States
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Full Degree
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Program Overview

Program Description:

Woodbury University introduces the M.Arch RED graduate program which is designed to teach the art and practice of real estate development to architects and graduates of professional programs in architecture. This program seeks to build upon the unique perspective and ethos of the architect. While architects design the way a building looks and works, they are seldom involved in the decision of exactly what to build. In most developments, the architect is considered only one of the numerous players, and is often relegated to a role of carrying out a pre-established vision for the development, rather than playing a leadership role in its determination from the start. The M.Arch RED program is unlike a typical real estate development program where the curriculum is offered in a traditional classroom or lecture setting. Instead, the entire curriculum of the twelve-month, three-semester program is delivered through a hands-on studio-based format. This course of study will introduce more than the typical elements of development. In addition to learning from a broad array of building industry professionals, MArch RED students work with architects who have been successful as developers through innovation and the invention of specific strategies to overcome financial shortcomings and policy roadblocks. These strategies will be shared and studied in the studios.

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Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Letter of Intention: This one-to-two page essay should describe the Applicant’s educational and/or professional background and his or her desire to pursue the Masters in Real Estate Development Program at Woodbury University. Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit (3) letters of recommendation. These letters should attest to the applicant’s academic achievements or professional experience. Letters should be written on the sender’s letterhead. Portfolio: All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of work. The work submitted can be both educational and professional. Portfolios should be no larger than 9x12 inches and no smaller than 5X7 inches. Although reproduced/ printed submissions are preferred, CD’s or DVD’s will be accepted. We will not accept work submitted on slides. If you would like your portfolio returned, Include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. (Postage should be in the form of stamps only.) Unclaimed portfolios will be discarded
International Requirements:
International students must submit Certified and/or official copies of their academic records with English Translations. International students must also submit TOEFL scores with a minimum score of 550 or IELTS scores with a minimum score of 6-7.

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