Students may be admitted to the MBA program on a regular or probationary basis. For regular admission to the MBA program, the student must:
- hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- meet program prerequisites
- have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or greater (on a 4.0 point scale)
- have a GMAT score of at least 400, or a GRE score of at least 800 (See information on "Waiver of GMAT for Advanced Degrees" in the KSU Catalogue)
- submit a completed application including a writing sample
- provide 3 letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic)
- send official academic transcripts
- submit TOEFL score for international students
Students who do not meet admission requirements relating to the program prerequisites, undergraduate GPA, or GMAT score, may be admitted on a probationary basis. Probationary admission is based on demonstrated work record, career plans, academic record, letters of application, or other appropriate documentation.
Admission decisions are made by the MBA Admissions Committee.
Application Form : Each prospective student must submit a completed and signed application form with a non-refundable fee of $30 ($100 for international students). The form may be obtained from the Graduate Forms and Instructions page or may be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: The application must be postmarked by July 1 for fall semester, and November 15 for spring semester. Early applications are encouraged.
Special Instructions for International Students:
The University welcomes admission inquiries from international students. International students should have complete admission applications on file three months before the beginning of the semester in which they intend to enroll.
The international student must submit the following:
- An application for admission with a $100.00 (nonrefundable) payment.
- A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); minimum scores of 525 (paper) and 173 (computer)
- Official transcripts in English with translation certified
Upon receipt of the official letter of acceptance, the international student must prove his/her ability to meet college expenses by one of the following means:
1) an award of a full scholarship or similar financial aid covering tuition, room, and board.
2) a confirmation deposit of $3,500 (US). A student may use a maximum of 65% of the $3,500 deposit to pay the first semester’s tuition and fees. The balance will remain on account until the student graduates or withdraws from Kentucky State University.
In addition to meeting one of the above requirements, the international student must complete a Declaration and Certification of Finances form to qualify for an Immigration Form (I-20) to be sent by KSU.
Non-English transcripts and certificates must be accompanied by an accredited evaluation and translation from an appropriate agency. This evaluation does not guarantee admission to Kentucky State University or acceptance of credits.