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Master of Business Administration (MBA): Admission Requirements

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Degree and Minimum GPA
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Official GMAT/GRE ScoreN/A
Additional Requirements
  • Résumé
  • Statement of intent
  • 2 letters of reference, with at least 1 from a supervisor or other professional reference

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International Students

International students must also meet the following requirements:

English ProficiencyStudents from non-English-speaking countries must take the TOEFL, IELTS or STEP to verify English proficiency
Transcript Evaluation
Official transcripts translated to English OR a transcript evaluation completed from World Education Service or Educational Credential Evaluators.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid. Though you can complete an online program while living outside the U.S., online study with Scranton does not qualify you to apply for, transfer, or extend a visa.

To learn more about application requirements for international students, please request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.

Visiting & Non-Degree Seeking Student Information

Visiting Students

A graduate student matriculating at another college or university who wishes to take courses at The University of Scranton and transfer the credit back to their home college may do so as a Visiting Student.

For Jesuit MBA Network Programs

To apply as a visiting student, you will need to provide:

Letter of good standing from your current institution
Online application
Jesuit MBA Network form (from your home Jesuit institution)

For All Programs and Non-Jesuit MBA Network Programs

To apply as a visiting student, you will need to provide:

Letter of good standing from your current institution
Online application

Speak with an admissions counselor to learn more about the visiting student process.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

To be considered for Non-Degree Status at The University of Scranton you must:

Possess a bachelor’s degree with an overall grade point average of 2.75 earned at an accredited U.S. institution (or have an equivalent degree from another country).
Possess an overall 3.0 GPA in any graduate work undertaken prior to filing the application are required.
Submit an official copy of your final bachelor’s degree transcript along with an official copy of any other transcripts showing post-baccalaureate work undertaken.
Complete a Non-Degree application form.
Indicate your reason(s) for seeking admission as a Non-Degree Graduate Student. Please note that you may be asked to provide additional information if the reviewing department would like to know more about you.

Admission to Non-Degree status should in no way be construed as a guarantee of subsequent admission to a degree program. Non-Degree Graduate Students are not eligible for graduate assistantships or financial assistance. For complete Non-Degree Admissions policies, click here.

Transfer Credit

Scranton’s Master in Business Administration (MBA) program accepts up to six transfer credits with program director approval.

Transferring from a Jesuit MBA Network institution

  • If accepted, you may transfer any number of credits as long as they match similar courses in The University of Scranton’s Online MBA curriculum.
  • You must have earned a B or better to transfer a course.

Transferring from a non-Jesuit MBA institution

  • You can transfer no more than 6 credit hours. (MHA students may transfer 9 credit hours.)
  • You must have earned a B or better to transfer a course.
  • Each course will be reviewed independently using the Graduate Credit Transfer Recommendation For Online Programs form (one per course).
  • Applications must be completed and submitted for review before a decision will be given regarding which credits will transfer. No preliminary decisions are given about transfer credits.

To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.

When to Apply

You can apply right now! The University of Scranton has six start dates throughout the year.

To be sure your application is processed in time for your desired start date, apply now or call us at 866-373-9547.