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A completed application consists of the following:

  • All sections within online application filled to entirety
  • Official transcripts uploaded in PDF format
  • GRE or GMAT scores*
  • TOEFL or IELTS score for all international applicants*
  • Personal essays
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
* All applicants must submit official GRE or GMAT scores that are less than five years old. We do not waive this requirement for applicants with work experience. The GMAT Code for MSBA is now: 396-44-73.
* International students must also submit an official report of the TOEFL or IELTS with scores no older than two years. If you obtained your bachelor's degree in the U.S. or other English-speaking country, we may request expired TOEFL or IELTS score for review.

Qualified applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview as part of the review process. Interviews may be conducted on the phone, through Skype, or in person, depending on the applicant's availability.

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Applications for the Class of 2019 have now closed. ‚Äč

Applications for the Class of 2020 are expected to open August 1, 2018. Please contact your program office with specific questions regarding our application process.

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International Students

International students in F-1 immigration status who complete Texas MSBA, a STEM-eligible degree program, may qualify for an additional 24 month extension of STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization, following the initial 12-month period of OPT.

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Pre-Enrollment Criteria

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Admission to the full-time program is selective. We will not review incomplete applications. Qualified applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree in a quantitative field from an accredited institution
  • Computer programming experience is required; experience in any programming language is sufficient but Python is preferred (those admitted to the program are strongly encouraged to learn Python prior to beginning the program)
  • Strong communication skills and motivation
  • Upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No work experience required, though students with work, leadership, and/or professional development experience are encouraged to apply

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