Anyone interested in our master’s in residential property management will need to meet the admission standards of both Ball State’s Graduate School and the program itself.
Apply to Graduate School

Complete the Application

You will need to determine if your program is delivered online or on campus. Please contact your program director to determine your delivery mode.

If you will be an online student and you live outside Indiana, this information regarding State Regulatory Authorizations might apply to you.

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You can pay your application fees (nonrefundable) with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Or you may pay online with an electronic check from a U.S. bank.

  • applications for degree and nondegree programs: $60 per program
  • applications for certificates and licensures: $20 per certificate or licensure

Reduced rates for additional applications: Each additional degree application costs $20 and certificate $10. Please remember you must use the username and password from your initial application to receive the discounted rate for multiple applications.


The Graduate School must receive all of your application materials no later than one week before the beginning of the academic term you wish to start.

However, your desired program might have different deadlines. Check with the program director for those dates.

Submit Your Transcripts

Ball State must receive your official transcript before the university can process your application. Request transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended (this includes dual credit courses earned while in high school). You do not need to submit Ball State transcripts. 

The university or college that issued your degree must send an official copy of your transcript directly to Ball State. You can often request your transcripts through an institution’s website. Also, official transcripts must include a college seal, date, and appropriate signature. All transcripts become Ball State property.

Transcripts may be submitted by:

  • Mail – Send official copies to the Graduate School, Ball State University, 2000 W. University Ave., West Quad 100, Muncie, IN 47306.
  • Electronic – Official electronic transcripts may be submitted by an institution directly to

After Applying to the Graduate School

Graduate admissions is a shared process at Ball State. When the Graduate School has determined you’ve met minimum admission criteria, your application will be made available to the department for review. 

Programs often require additional application materials. Check with the program director about additional requirements. Keep in mind that an admission decision will not be made until all required materials have been received.

In addition to completing the Graduate School’s application, the RPM program the following to the program’s director:

  • a letter of intent
  • a resume
  • two letters of recommendation (preferably through the Graduate School’s online application); at least one recommendation should come from a university faculty member (teacher, advisor, coach, etc.)

GPA Requirement

3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Probationary Acceptance

If you don’t meet all of the program’s requirements, you may still qualify for probationary admittance. To learn more, contact the program’s director.

Prerequisite Courses 

Foundation courses at the undergraduate level are required except when equivalent competency has been documented. All of these undergraduate courses are available online.

  • FCPM 104 Housing Decisions
  • FCPM 235 Introduction to RPM
  • FCPM 275 Marketing and Leasing Residential Properties
  • FCPM 305 Maintenance for Managers