Admissions

Interested in applying? Applicants should review the admissions process for the Graduate College, which breaks admissions down into a simple 4-step guide and contains helpful links to guide you in the process.

You’ll need to meet some admissions requirements:

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 (this requirement will be waived for applicants who have previously earned degrees above the baccalaureate level from accredited institutions)
  • For non-native English speakers, minimum TOEFL scores of 550 (paper-based exam), 213 (computer-based exam), and 79 (internet-based exam) are required. TOEFL exam must be completed no more than two years prior to the application submission for the program. (Graduates of English-speaking universities will have TOEFL requirements waived)

You’ll also need current standardized test scores (this requirement will be waived for applicants who have previously earned degrees above the baccalaureate level from accredited institutions)

  • We accept GRE, GMAT, or MAT scores from exams completed no more than five years prior to application.
  • Recommended minimum scores are: GRE, combined 800 on Verbal and Quantitative, or 286 on current combined score; GMAT, 500; and MAT, 392.
  • Are you a local or visiting applicant? The Marshall University Testing Center administers the GRE, GMAT, and MAT, and their website makes scheduling your exam a breeze.

Finally, you’ll need to submit:

  • Official transcripts from institutions you’ve attended
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement, describing your interest in the program and goals

Once you’ve got all your information in order, you’ll need to submit an application, which can be done via mail or online, and pay a small application fee. More information on the official application can be found in the 4-step admissions process guide.

Questions about admissions? They’ve got all the answers for you here.