Urban Planning and Real Estate Development | Master of Arts Degree
Advances in technology, complex social issues, and the changes in public demands create the need for highly skilled and creative administrators in the public and private sectors.
The Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University is committed to excellence in education and research to address these challenges.
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|Fall: July 1 (International: May 1)||Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE G or GMAT or LSAT scores; Resume; Professional Goal Statement; Interview (desired); Three (3) Personal Potential Index evaluations (recommended)
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|Spring: No admittance
|Summer: No admittance|
Tel. No.: 314.977.3608
|Director: John Woolschlager, Ph.D.
Program Manager: David Webb
*Priority Deadline: Applicants who submit a completed application for admission by this deadline will be eligible to apply for Saint Louis University graduate assistantships. Please contact a representative from the degree program or the Office of Admission for more information.
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
- A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
- TOEFL or IELTS score
Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.
- A committee examines and reviews the applicant and application wholly.
- An above-average GPA
- A review of GRE or GMAT or LSAT scores
- A review of TOEFL scores (for International applicants)
Application Review Process
- Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members.
Credit Hours/Coursework: The 45-hour program offers areas of concentration in community development, economic development, and real estate development. | UPRED Courses
Program Description: The mission of the Urban Planning and Real Estate Development program is to provide a center for education, community dialogue, and research to support urban growth and revitalization in the St. Louis region and globally. | More about Urban Planning & Real Estate Development
Careers Possibilities: Graduates of our programs work in a variety of settings in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors. Many alumni are employed by municipalities in the St. Louis metropolitan region. Others have worked for the St. Louis Community Development Agency, Regional Justice Information Service, U.S. Small Business Administration, investment companies, private developers and planning firms, foundations, community organizations and in the health care arena. Additionally, the Department's roots in the St. Louis region provide a network of alumni to assist students with internships and career development. | What kind of jobs are available for UPRED students? | Career Services
Curriculum & Program Details: The Master of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development prepares planning professionals with a clear understanding and appreciation for urban development as a public/private partnership. UPRED Capstone
About the Faculty: Faculty in the Center for Sustainability are outstanding teachers, nationally recognized researchers and dedicated practitioners. Our faculty members hold degrees in economics, policy analysis, political science, public administration, sociology, and urban planning. In addition to our core faculty, we have faculty members from the Schools of Business, Law, Public Health, Social Service, and from the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Scholarships & Financial Aid:Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. These awards include tuition scholarships of nine credit hours per semester during the nine-month academic year. Recipients also receive a stipend, health insurance, and extended library privileges. Assistants spend no more than 20 hours per week working for the university. Assistantship Applications are available through the Center for Sustainability. Students can also apply for external fellowships, need-based aid, and other financial assistance. | Financial Aid Information | Student Financial Services at SLU
Program Highlights: There are many opportunities for students to be engaged in community-based projects due to the department's wide-ranging affiliations. Students and faculty also have many opportunities to interact and exchange ideas through the department's student planning organization, annual one-day retreat, and research colloquia with presentations by scholars from Saint Louis University and beyond. Also, department faculty and students have been involved in over $9 million of funded research including projects for the United States Department of Labor, the United States Department of Education, the Brookings Institute, and a variety of regional, state, and local public and private entities. | Saint Louis University Urban Planning Association | Stupp GIS Lab