Are you a graduate student pursuing an MSRE, MRED, or an MBA with a concentration in real estate?
If you are pursuing one of these degrees, the Appraisal Institute Master’s Degree Program could be the perfect fit for you!
Students currently enrolled in a participating university (see below) are eligible to join the AI Master’s Degree Program and become Candidates for Designation with the Appraisal Institute free of charge.
A Designation Path Made Simple
Depending on your completed coursework, you will receive equivalency for some or all courses and/or exams needed for designation. This comprehensive chart provides an outline of equivalencies based on a program’s curricula.
Your master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation could possibly satisfy the General Demonstration of Knowledge requirement for MAI Designated membership! The thesis or dissertation must meet requirements outlined in the Official Guide to the Demonstration of Knowledge Requirement: General.
As a Candidate for Designation, you must also complete several more requirements to earn a designation, which may include the Comprehensive Exam and Experience requirements.
MAI Designation Requirements
SRA Designation Requirements
What if your program is not affiliated with AI?
AI will gladly review graduate coursework from a program not affiliated with the AI MDP to determine whether any classes taken at the graduate level could count as equivalency credit towards education required for Designated membership.
If you think your university would benefit from this partnership, please contact Whitney Youngs at firstname.lastname@example.org AI is continually recruiting university graduate programs to become affiliated with the AI Master’s Degree Program.
The following universities comprise the AI Master's Degree Program:
1. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
2. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
3. University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
4. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
5. University of San Diego, San Diego, California
6. The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
7. University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota
8. European Business School (EBS), International University, Schloss Reichhartshausen (Germany)
9. American University, Washington, D.C.
10. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
11. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
12. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
13. The City University of New York (CUNY), Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business
14. Renmin University, Beijing, China
Benefits of MAI Designated Membership
Benefits of being a Candidate for Designation through the Master’s Degree Program include:
No annual fees while enrolled at the participating university;
All advantages and discounts offered to all regular Candidates, including special AI pricing on education and publications; and
complimentary subscriptions to Appraisal Institute periodicals The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine.
The Appraisal Institute Education Trust offers a variety of scholarships.
AIET Graduate Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of academic excellence, this scholarship helps finance the educational endeavors of graduate students concentrating in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields. The due date for the scholarship is April 15th and the students can receive $2000 towards their graduate program.
AIET Minorities and Women Education Scholarship
Minorities and women students pursuing academic degrees in real estate appraisal or related fields. This scholarship will pay $1000 towards their graduate program. They can only receive one scholarship but a lot of people will apply for the Graduate and this scholarship to “hedge their bets” on getting one.
AIET Undergraduate Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of academic excellence, this scholarship helps finance the educational endeavors of undergraduate students concentrating in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields. Pays $1000 towards an undergraduate program.
Graduate students who wish to apply may contact their respective programs or complete the following application. You may submit your application, along with proof of your enrollment in the form of a letter or transcripts, via email at email@example.com fax at (312) 335-4256.
If you’re current a Candidate for Designation, please contact the AI Master’s Degree Program Manager Whitney Youngs at (312) 335-4229 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Information for Universities
More Information for Graduate Students
Student Policy Manual
Candidate Application Note: This application is only for Candidates currently enrolled in one of MDP programs. If you are already a graduate, you must complete the standard Candidate for Designation application.
P: (312) 335-4229