Advanced Certificate in Real Estate Development

The Advanced Certificate in Real Estate Development (CRED) is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to initiate, navigate, and manage real estate development projects, with a special emphasis on Northern California.  The curriculum emphasizes experiential, problem-based learning techniques, such as analysis of local real estate projects, discussions with local real estate professionals, and team-based studio projects that mimic realistic real estate development scenarios.

The certificate program is open to matriculated students enrolled in any graduate program at San José State University (SJSU).  The program is also open to students who hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.  Non-matriculated students may register for courses through SJSU's Open University.

Students interested in our Advanced Certificate Program should consult with the department's graduate advisor prior to beginning course work.


Scott Lefaver Planning and Real Estate Scholarship

Up to thirty students will be awarded the Scott Lefaver Planning and Real Estate scholarship each year—fifteen students who successfully complete URBP 206 and fifteen who successfully complete URBP 208, securing a grade of "B" or better in each course.  Eligibility is restricted to students who are currently enrolled in, or who have successfully completed, URBP 205. The scholarship will cover the tuition fee for a 3-unit course.  Please note that you may apply for this scholarship twice – once each for successfully completing URBP 206 and URBP 208.

To apply:

  1. Complete this form as soon as your grades for URBP 206 and URBP 208 are posted.
  2. Email a .pdf of your unofficial transcript to the department office with the title, "Lefaver Scholarship Transcripts."
  3. If you're an Open University student, additional forms will be required. The department office will contact you.
  4. Scholarship processing takes approximately 4-6 weeks.

Please contact the department office if you have questions.