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MBA/Graduate Certificate Admissions Requirements and Application

Apply online or download a .pdf of the MBA Application.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates for admission into the MBA or Certificate programs should have a bachelor's degree and must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • 2.75 minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA or

  • 5 full years of relevant, professional business experience (résumé required) or

  • 500 minimum score of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

Application Process

Applications for admission are accepted year-round and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please plan to apply no later than six weeks before the date you wish to begin classes. Late applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

  • Complete application for admission (available from the MBA office or online.) Please type or print neatly.

  • Attach current résumé or brief statement, in essay form, describing your professional experience and career objectives.

  • Include application fee of $35 U.S. dollars (nonrefundable); make checks payable to Mount St. Mary's University.

  • Request copies of official transcripts from all schools attended after high school. Official copies should be sent directly to the MBA office (for your convenience, a transcript request form is available from the MBA office or on the transcript requests page).

  • If GMAT is required, submit copy of test scores. Arrange to have official scores sent directly to the MBA office.

  • Non-U.S. citizens - please refer to section on "International Students" on page 12 for additional requirements.

International Graduate Students

International students must maintain a full-time graduate course load, a minimum of 9 credits in the fall and spring semesters.

In addition to other requirements listed for admission to the program, international students must also submit upon acceptance:

  • Evidence of English language skills necessary for study at the graduate level. All non-U.S. citizen applicants must achieve a score of 83 (web-based test) or 213 (computer-based) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Please submit copies of scores with your application and have official results sent directly from the testing agency

  • Certified copies in English translation from World Education Services ( of university/college, secondary level courses and grades, state or national examination results, and the appropriate diploma or certificate received in secondary school for education completed outside the United States

  • Copy of passport (Information page and Visa page)

  • Affidavit of financial support

Students requiring an International Student Visa (either an initial I-20 form or needing to transfer their I-20 from another school) should contact:

Deborah Powell
Director of Graduate Business Programs
Mount St. Mary's University
5350 Spectrum Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
301-447-5396 |

For further information about obtaining an international student visa and the rights and responsibilities of being an international student at the Mount see the student visa page.

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