Admission Requirements

    • A completed application for admission
    • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • TOEFL scores if English is not a first language
    • If your undergraduate GPA is less than a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, then you have two options:
      • Take the GMAT and achieve an appropriate score using the “Degree Status” formula described in the next section or do not take the GMAT, but take 3 courses as determined by the School of Business and achieve a B or better in each course in order to continue in the program.

    Degree Status is awarded to students whose undergraduate grade point average was 3.2 or higher average and with review of the courses completed by the director of the MBA/MPA program or who score at least 1050 using the  following formula:  200 x (Undergraduate GPA) + GMAT Score. 

    Provisional Academic Status may be awarded at the discretion of the Director of Graduate Programs to students who show academic promise but do not achieve 1050 on the formula above.  These students may petition for Degree status after completion of 9 credits with a minimum grade of “B” in each of the three provisional courses.  Students cannot receive more than two “C” grades to remain in the program. 

    Non-Degree Status is awarded to students who, in the opinion of the admissions committee, show academic promise and are seeking professional development. A maximum of 9 credits may be taken as a non-degree student.