MS and MBA Graduate School Admissions

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Graduate MS & MBA Program Application Requirements and Deadlines

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.

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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 is following health and safety guidelines provided by the CDC, the City of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania. 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

Please view the tables below for graduate program deadlines, for both domestic and international students. International students who are not able to obtain a visa for their initial admission term can defer enrollment up to 1 year.

Priority Scholarship Deadlines

Priority scholarship deadlines are for domestic, international and online applicants who wish to be considered for priority scholarships. Application deadlines are listed for upcoming terms below:

  • Winter Term 2022: October 1, 2021
  • Spring Term 2022: January 5, 2022
  • Fall Term 2022: April 1, 2022

Program Terms & Deadlines: Domestic Students

Program Winter Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 2022 Fall Term 2022
MBA, Accelerated N/A N/A N/A 09/01/22
MBA, Part-Time 12/01/21 03/04/22 N/A 09/01/22
MBA, Part-Time Online 12/01/21 03/04/22 N/A 09/01/22
MBA, Part-Time at Malvern N/A N/A N/A 09/01/22
MS in Business Analytics N/A N/A N/A 09/01/22
MS in Business Analytics Online 12/01/21 03/04/22 06/03/22 09/01/22
MS in Economics N/A N/A N/A 09/01/22
MS in Economics and Computer Science N/A N/A N/A 09/01/22
MS Finance N/A N/A N/A 09/01/22
MS in Marketing N/A N/A N/A 09/01/22
MS in Sport Business Online N/A 03/04/22 N/A 09/01/22


Program Terms & Deadlines: International Students*

International students may start programs only in fall term. The deadline to apply for fall term 2022 is June 13, 2022.

International students residing outside of the United States (and therefore not pursuing a US visa) are eligible to apply to online programs. International students who apply to online programs will follow the same deadlines as domestic students (listed above).

Please check the academic calendar for exact start dates.


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