With careful planning, many students can earn a master’s degree and the certificate without an extra semester. For a Master of Urban and Regional Planning student this would necessitate three semesters of 15 credits and one semester with at least 12 credits. Otherwise, completion of the certificate program could take one extra semester. For those not currently at Michigan in a degree program (“stand alone certificate”) completion of the certificate program could take from two to six semesters (depending on the number of courses taken per semester).

Courses for the certificate may be chosen from the real estate curriculum offered across campus. See Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development Requirement Checklist (PDF). Note that up to date course offerings can be found on the Taubman College Course List Website. Please note that course titles, listings and availability varies semester to semester. A list of currently offered courses for the Certificate can also be found at this link. It is important to check course catalogs for each respective school and college each semester. 

Students may also find other courses especially related to their interests in real estate development; these courses may be approved for credit for the certificate with permission of the Faculty Director of the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development.

Note that a real-estate-related MAP project in the Ross School may be counted toward meeting one or two of the course requirements for the certificate. The requirements the course meets depend on the content of the MAP. Students should provide a copy of the completed MAP project to the Faculty Director for a decision about what requirements the MAP meets.

Course Title Credits School Typically offered Winter 2022? Fall 2021? Notes
ARCH 517 Architect/Planner as Developer 3 Taubman  Winter Yes No Cross-listed with URP 555
BL 582 Real Estate Law 3 Ross Winter Yes No  
CEE 531 Construction Cost Engineering 3 Engineering   No Yes  
CEE 532 Construction Project Engineering 3 Engineering   Yes No  
EAS 533 Negotiation Skills 3 SEAS Fall No Yes  
EAS 787 Metropolitan Dynamics Studio 2 SEAS Winter No Yes  
FIN 566 Real Estate Finance and Investment I 1.5 Ross Winter Yes No  
FIN 567 Real Estate Finance and Investment II 1.5 Ross Winter No No  
KINESLGY 513 Sports, Real Economic Development 3 Kinesiology Fall Yes Yes  
LAW 406 Real Estate Transactions 2 Law   Yes No  
LAW 432 Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions 2 Law Fall No Yes  
LAW 498 Real Estate Entrepreneurship 2 Law Winter No No  
LAW 560 Property 4 Law Fall, Winter Yes Yes  
LAW 612 Alternate Dispute Resolution 3 Law Fall, Winter Yes Yes  
LAW 735 Public Control of Land Use 3 Law   Yes No  
LAW 826 Fair Housing Law and Policy 2 Law Winter No No  
URP 502 U.S. Planning Institutions and Law 3 Taubman Winter Yes No  
URP 503 Comparative Planning Institutions and Law 3 Taubman Winter Yes No  
URP 522 Collaborative Planning 3 Taubman Fall No No  
URP 525 Regional Planning 3 Taubman   No Yes  
URP 541 Urban Land Use Planning 3 Taubman Winter Yes No  
URP 551 Physical Planning Workshop 3 Taubman Fall No Yes  
URP 555 Architect/Planner as Developer 3 Taubman Winter Yes No Cross-listed with ARCH 517
URP 573 Infrastructure Planning 3 Taubman Winter Yes No  
URP 580 Metropolitan Structures 3 Taubman Winter Yes No  
URP 581 Housing Policy & Economics 3 Taubman Fall No Yes  
URP 584 Economic Development Planning 3 Taubman Winter Yes No  
URP 590 Seminar in Real Estate Development 2 Taubman Winter Yes No  
URP 610 Trends in Real Estate 3 Taubman Winter Yes No  
URP 594 Real Estate and Urban Development 3 Taubman Winter No No  
URP 595 Public Private Partnerships 3 Taubman Fall No Yes  
URP 596 Fundamentals of Real Estate 3 Taubman Fall No Yes