Admission Requirements

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Admission Process Requirements

  1. Complete the online graduate application form.
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Submit Official transcript(s) from all previous college work (except SHSU graduates).
  4. Submit an official GMAT score.
  5. Submit a current resume (emailed to graduate@shsu.edu).

International students must submit all of the above information plus:

  1. Official TOEFL score of at least 79 (or IELTS score of at least 6.5).
  2. English translations and evaluation of official transcripts.

Graduate Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens

Fall - August 1
Spring - December 1
Summer - May 15

International Students

Fall - June 25
Spring - November 12
Summer - April 9

Admission Criteria

  • Degree from a U.S. university
    • Meet or exceed one of the following admission formulas:
      • 200 (Undergraduate GPA) + GMAT Score > 1100*
      • 200 (Advanced Hours Undergraduate GPA) + GMAT Score > 1150**
  • Degree from a non- U.S. university
    • Students who earned a baccalaureate degree from a university located outside of the United States must satisfy all of the following to be considered for admission into SHSU’s MBA program.
      • GMAT score of at least 450.
      • TOEFL score of at least 79 or IELTS score of at least 6.5.
      • English translations and evaluation of official transcripts.
  • GMAT Waiver Requests
    • Undergraduate GPA* of 3.5 or higher allows for a comprehensive review of academic performance and consideration for a GMAT waiver.
    • Applicants who have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 from their degree granting U.S. institution and have at least three years of significant managerial and professional experience may be admitted without a GMAT score, typically through a review of the applicant's resume. Normally, the required experience is earned after completion of the undergraduate degree. A committee will assist, if needed, in determining if the applicant's experience meets the "significant managerial and professional experience" threshold.
    •  Applicants who have an undergraduate degree granted by a non-U.S. institution will not be considered for a GMAT waiver.

*The undergraduate GPA is the GPA from courses taken at the degree granting institution. Transfer grades are not used in the computation of this undergraduate GPA.

**The advanced hours undergraduate GPA is the GPA from junior and senior (3000 and 4000) level courses taken at the degree granting institution. Transfer grades are not used in the computation of this undergraduate GPA.

Academic Advisor

Rick Thaler

936.294.1239
busgrad@shsu.edu

Graduate Education Support


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