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Walkable Urban Development

School of Business

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

The graduate certificate in walkable urban development provides coursework in the practical foundations of walkable urban real estate development and place management. Real estate development in the United States has been transitioning from building and financing single-use properties in the suburbs to building, financing and managing complex mixed-use projects in walkable urban cores. This certificate provides students with the tools necessary to finance, develop and manage these emerging communities.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – July 15
Spring – December 1

Recommendations required: 

One (1) recommendation required.

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 – 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application.

International applicants only: 

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements. Please note: international students who require a student visa from GW are not eligible to apply for admission to this program. 


Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
School of Business
The George Washington University
2201 G Street NW
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions: rjvalero@gwu.edu