MS and MBA Graduate School Admissions

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Graduate MS & MBA Program Application Requirements

Advance your career and become a leader in business with a graduate degree from Drexel LeBow. We understand that you may need additional time to meet application requirements or obtain financial support. For questions about new start term options or completing your application, contact LeBow Graduate Admissions at 215.895.2115 or lebowgradenroll@drexel.edu.

Drexel University’s  Response to COVID-19

Drexel University is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has implemented a phased reopening and hybrid educational model. For more information and updates regarding campus health and safety measures, visit    Drexel’s Response to COVID-19 website. For more information specific to the LeBow College of Business, Drexel LeBow’s COVID-19 Response website.

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Deadlines

All Domestic and Online Applicants

Winter Term 2021 Spring Term 2021 Summer Term 2021 Fall Term 2021
11/20/20 03/01/21 06/04/21 09/01/21

International Applicants*

Winter Term 2021 Spring Term 2021 Summer Term 2021 Fall Term 2021
10/15/20 01/15/21 N/A 06/15/21



* International graduate students who will continue to reside in their home country may enroll in any online program. International graduate students who plan on studying in the United States must be enrolled in a program with on-campus instruction to be eligible for a visa.

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Admission Standards and Application Requirements

Please review the admission standards and requirements for applicants before submitting your application.

All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad will be evaluated and must be deemed equivalent.

For international students, please review the additional criteria required.

1. Completed Application 

Complete the online application and submit or mail the supplemental documents listed below.

2.  Application Fee  
An application fee of $65 U.S. is required.  Application fees are waived if you attend a  virtual  Open House or Information Session  prior to  submitting an application.      

3. Transcripts 

When applying for a graduate degree, unofficial transcripts are required for each institution attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the admissions portal or sent via email to enroll@drexel.edu. Once accepted to LeBow, students must submit official transcripts prior to the start of term.

4. Letter(s) of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation is required. Professional or academic recommendations are accepted.

5. Standardized Test Scores 

Our Admissions Committee prefers a minimum GMAT test score of 570 or above, or a combined GRE score of 310 or above.

GMAT Waiver Request: 
Refer to our  GMAT waiver policy for more information. To discuss your eligibility, contact the LeBow Graduate Admissions Team at  lebowgradenroll@drexel.edu. 

We understand that many testing centers are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are alternatives that can be completed at home. 

6. Professional Resumé 

Applicants can upload their resumé as part of their application or through the  Discover Drexel Portal. Your resume should provide an overview of your previous work history, including internship or co-op experience.

7. Essay 

Applicants must submit a personal statement of approximately 500 words that addresses your career goals, experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree from Drexel LeBow. 

Additional Information for  International Applicants: 

1.  Visa 

Students need to obtain an F1 student visa or a J1 student exchange visa. 

2.  Transcripts 
Unofficial transcripts, including mark sheets and degree certificates, from all colleges/universities attended are required. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the admissions portal or sent via email to enroll@drexel.edu. Applicants may be required to provide a transcript evaluation should the Admissions Committee determine it is needed. Once accepted to LeBow, students must submit official transcripts, including mark sheets and degree certificates, prior to the start of term. If your school issues only one transcript for life, you may send a notarized photocopy, bearing the seal on each page.

3.  English Proficiency  Requirements 
Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to provide proof of English Proficiency as part of their application. We offer a variety of options for candidates to meet this requirement. 

Duolingo 
The  Duolingo English Test can be completed online, on-demand in under an hour for only $49. The test must be taken on a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview and writing sample. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test. Drexel LeBow looks for a minimum score of 115 for admissions consideration. 

TOEFL and IELTS Examinations 
The TOEFL and IELTS exams are graduate business school admission tests that provide proof of English proficiency for international applicants. For admission consideration, Drexel LeBow looks for an overall minimum TOEFL score of 90 (with a 22 or higher in the Speaking and Listening section). A  TOEFL Special Home Edition test is being offered temporarily by ETS to serve students who are unable to visit a test center due to public health concerns. 

Alternatively, an overall minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in Speaking and Listening) is accepted.  The British Council is also offering the  IELTS Indicator exam, which can be completed on your personal computer in lieu of the IELTS exam. Score requirements will remain the same. 

4. I-20/DS-2019  

International applicants must submit I-20/DS-2019 documents after admission and confirmation to the program. Visit Drexel’s International Students and Scholars Services website to download the I-20 application. 

5. International graduate students who will continue to reside in their home country may enroll in any online program. International graduate students who plan on studying in the United States must be enrolled in a program with on-campus instruction to be eligible for a visa.

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Documents not uploaded as part of the admission application can be mailed to:

Postal Mail
Drexel University
Application Processing
PO Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101

By Express Courier
(DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc)
Drexel University
Application Processing
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876