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Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

You become a Boler graduate student by applying directly to the Boler Graduate Business Programs Office. When you are ready to apply, the online graduate application will ask you to choose from one of three student designations:

  • Graduate Business (if you are a U.S. citizen and are planning to enroll in a graduate program)
  • International Graduate Business (if you are not a U.S. citizen and are planning to enroll in a graduate program)
  • Non-Degree/Transient Graduate Business (if you are taking graduate classes for personal enrichment or as a transient student from another university)

Your application will be reviewed by the graduate admissions committee and the appropriate Boler dean will communicate with the applicant concerning all admissions requirements and decisions.

Application Deadlines

You become a Boler graduate student by submitting a completed application package no later than 30 days prior to the start of the academic term. Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis, however, the following dates are recommended as program admission decisions are made on a competitive basis:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Assistantships: February 1
  • Fellowships: March 1
  • Summer: April 1

See Program Specific Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadlines

Boler Graduate Qualifications

To qualify unconditionally for admission to a Boler School of Business graduate program as a matriculated student, you must hold, minimally, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and a 2.8 cumulative grade point average (based on a four-point system). Individual programs may have specific requirements.

The Boler Part-Time MBA requires:

  • Two or more years of full-time professional work experience.
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

The Boler Full-time MBA requires:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

The Boler Master of Science in Accountancy requires:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

The Boler Master of Science in Laboratory Management requires:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Two or more years of previous laboratory experience.
Application Checklist

The following documents will complete your application for review:

  • A completed online graduate application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Official scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); No code required for the GMAT; Submit your GRE results with the John Carroll University code 1342
  • Personal Goals Statement/Essay
  • Current Resume
  • Official Recommendation Form
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation

Additional requirements for international students may be found here.

Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

You should send at least one Letter of Recommendation commenting on your academic achievements, managerial capabilities, and potential to flourish in a graduate business program. Each recommendation letter should be sent separately to the Boler School of Business Dean’s office accompanied by its own Official Recommendation Form.

GMAT/GRE Waiver Request

Students who apply to the Part-time Boler MBA program may request a GMAT/GRE waiver based on a variety of criteria, including:

  • Master’s or other terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • High academic achievement – a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Professional business certifications such as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Analyst.
  • Progressive work or military experience of four or more years with demonstrated career growth.

Applicants must submit all required application documents before a waiver will be officially considered. An admission interview may also be required. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) from any applicant.

For more information about graduate programs contact: 

Kristopher Tibbs, MBA
Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs
P: 216.397.1970
F: 216.397.1833
gradbusiness@jcu.edu

Program Specific Requirements

  • Part-Time MBA/US Students

    Admission decisions are made on a competitive basis. Your application will be considered on a rolling basis for each of the three Part-Time MBA enrollment periods: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

  • Part-Time MBA Academic Qualifications

    • Two or more years of full-time professional work experience.
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

    Additional requirements for international students may be found here.

  • Full-time MBA/US Students

    Admission decisions are made on a competitive basis. Your application will be considered on a rolling basis for each of the three Part-Time MBA enrollment periods: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

  • Full-time MBA Academic Qualifications

    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

    Additional requirements for international students may be found here.