Graduate/Undergraduate Real Estate Degree Review Program

The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation has established a review program for graduate and undergraduate degrees in real estate.

Under this program, the AQB analyzes graduate and/or undergraduate degrees in real estate to determine how the education required to obtain a degree can be applied to the Required Core Curriculum in the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. The results of the review are published for state appraiser regulatory agencies to use when reviewing the educational qualifications of applicants that hold such degrees.

AQB approval of a graduate or undergraduate degree in real estate is not a guarantee of acceptance by any individual state appraiser regulatory agency. Individual jurisdictions have rights to establish criteria that are greater or more stringent than that established by the AQB. As a result, a state regulatory agency may elect to not accept the AQB’s analysis of a university’s degree program. Applicants considering entering a graduate or undergraduate degree program in real estate should make sure to check with their respective state appraiser regulatory agency prior to enrolling to determine that particular jurisdiction’s policies pertaining to this issue.

AQB Approved Degree Programs
Graduate/Undergraduate Real Estate Degree Review Policies and Procedures / Application 
Factsheet and Q&As 
Guide for How to Apply a College Course to the AQB Education Requirements 
Archive of Past AQB Approved Degree Programs


AQB Approved Degrees in Real Estate

Undergraduate Degrees
Colorado State University
Indiana University 
Lehigh University 
Texas A&M University 
University of Denver 
University of Nebraska - Omaha
University of Northern Iowa
University of Wisconsin - Madison 
Virginia Commonwealth University 

Graduate Degrees
Texas A&M University
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Wisconsin - Madison   
Virginia Commonwealth University