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AI Master's Degree Program


What is the AI Master's Degree Program

The Appraisal Institute Master’s Degree Program (MDP) offers individuals pursuing a master's degree to obtain Designated membership on an accelerated path.

Those participating in the Master’s Degree Program (MDP) enjoy free enrollment in the Candidate for Designation program while pursuing a graduate degree at one of the AI-affiliated universities. These Candidates typically spend the first two years earning their degrees. Upon graduation, these Candidates receive AI equivalence credit for some or all of their university coursework. 

What Are Some of the Benefits? 

  • 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.

Is My University Affiliated? 

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What Else is Required to earn a Designation?

You must also complete several more requirements to earn a designation:

Note: course credit varies on the program from where you earned your degree, so you may need to take certain AI courses to obtain the designation. Please contact us so we can provide you with a detailed chart that outlines equivalence credit for your specific program. 

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.


What About Scholarships?

The Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation (AIERF) offers numerous scholarships for Candidates for Designation, as well as undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in the real estate field. Course credit varies on the program from where you earned your degree, so you may need to take certain AI courses to obtain the designation, so we encourage you to apply for an AIERF scholarship!


What if my University is Unaffiliated?

We'd be happy to discuss affiliation with your university! But in the meantime, AI will gladly review graduate coursework from a program unaffiliated with the AI MDP to determine possible credit if you have earned an MBA (majoring in finance, real estate, or real property economics), MSRE, or MREDIf you think your university would benefit from this partnership, please contact us!  



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