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Rick Thaler


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Admission 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 résumé (emailed to

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

  1. Meet or exceed the following admission formula:
    • 200 (Undergraduate GPA) + GMAT Score >1200 *
  2. Demonstrate a minimum of three (3) years' significant managerial and professional experience**
  3. Submit an essay about a project management experience and aspirations that clearly communicates why the student is pursuing this degree. (500 words or less, Times New Roman, 12 point font size). Essays should be submitted to
  4. Additional Requirements (Applicants with Bachelor's Degree from Outside the US)
    1. Official GMAT score of at least 500.
    2. TOEFL score of at least 79 or IELTS score of at least 6.5.
    3. English translation and evaluation of Official transcripts.
  5. GMAT Waiver Requests:
    1. Undergraduate GPA* of 3.5 or higher allows for a comprehensive review of academic performance and consideration for a GMAT waiver.
    2. Seven (7) years significant managerial and professional experience allows for consideration for GMAT waiver.**
    3. Applicants who have an undergraduate degree granted by an 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.

**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.

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