Master of Science (MS) Degree Programs Admissions Requirements

Master of Science (MS) Degree Programs Admission Requirements

Consideration for admission to the MS in International Business (IB) and MS in Finance Management (FM)  degree programs requires the following documentation:

  • A resume with summary of all work, extracurricular activities, and educational history of the applicant;
  • An official transcripts showing graduation with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited educational institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (B-) or above on a scale of 4.0;
  • Two letters of recommendation (this requirement is waived for applicants who received Lincoln University BA or MBA degrees): one from a faculty member who can attest the applicant’s academic qualifications for graduate study and other one may be from either an academic or business professional;
  • A GMAT score of at least 500 or an equivalent GRE score (this requirement is waived for applicants having a master’s degree with a GPA of 3.2 or above).

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission to the MS programs may be granted to applicants with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.6, or with missing requirements 2 and/or 3.

Conditionally accepted students with low GPAs will be granted the regular graduate status after achieving at least 3.0 GPA in a term with 9 units or in two consecutive terms with the total of at least 15 units. Undergraduate courses are given for conditionally admitted students with GPA 2.0 – 2.4 before receiving regular status. Conditionally admitted students with GPA 2.5 and 2.6 are allowed to take MS courses if they do not need prerequisites. Students with first term GPA below 2.5 are subject to dismissal. Students with GPA of 2.5 – 2.9 in the first term continue with the conditional status for one more term. The conditional status can be given for two consecutive terms only. Based on extra curriculum results, the Provost may grant a student the regular graduate status before achievement of the GPA requirement based on letters of recommendation, good GMAT or GRE scores, research projects, or publications.

Students missing GMAT/GRE test scores and/or recommendation letters are granted regular status after (1) achieving a GPA of 3.2 or above during a first term of 9 units minimum or (2) submitting required GMAT/GRE results and/or letters. These deficiencies should be removed during the first term of study.

Note: All applicants have to meet the University’s general admission requirements [**LINK**], as well as the above degree admission requirements. In addition, international applicants need to meet the international admission requirements.