MS and MBA Graduate School Admissions

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Graduate MS & MBA Program Admission Requirements

Advance your career and become a leader in business with a graduate degree from Drexel LeBow. Before you apply, take a look at our mba program and admissions requirements and get your business school application started!

Have questions? Schedule a one-on-one with an admissions advisor today!

Applicants who meet our admissions standards should apply using our online application.

Important Deadline Dates

Deadline Admit Term Programs Date
International Students Fall 2019 All MBA and MS Programs June 30, 2019
Final Deadline
(Domestic Students)
Fall 2019 All MBA and MS Programs September 13, 2019



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.

The following items are required for admissions consideration:

1. Completed Application

As a part of the MBA and MS admission process, the online application must be completed by the applicant. Supplemental documents such as essays, professional resume and letters of recommendation may be uploaded after submitting the completed online application.

2. Application Fee

An application fee of $65 U.S. is required. Fees are waived if you attend an Open House or Information Session prior to submitting an application. Find an upcoming Open House.

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3. Transcripts

Official transcripts must be provided for each institution attended. Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the university seal over the flap. Official transcripts can be sent electronically to enroll@drexel.edu if the institution uses an e-transcript service.

International Applicants:

Please enclose official transcripts (mark sheets and degree certificates) from all colleges/universities attended. If your school issues only one transcript for life, you may send a notarized photocopy, bearing the seal on each page. Please note that any applicant, regardless of program, may be required to provide a transcript evaluation should the Admissions Committee determine it is needed for the application to be reviewed. Applicants are responsible for supplying all necessary documentation required and all necessary fees associated with transcript evaluation services.

4. Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required. Professional recommendations are preferred. Recommendation letters for mba admissions and ms admissions must be submitted with your application or requested through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your online application.

5. Standardized Test Scores

GMAT or GRE is acceptable for consideration to graduate programs. GMAT is preferred. Our Admissions Committee prefers a minimum GMAT test score of 570 or above or a combined GRE score of 310 or above. However, admissions decisions are based on the entire application package.

GMAT Waiver Request:

Applicants in designated graduate programs may petition for a GMAT waiver. Please refer to our GMAT waiver policy to determine eligibility.

International Applicants:

TOEFL or IELTS is a graduate business school admission test required for applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in the United States. For admission consideration, TOEFL admission requirements include an overall minimum TOEFL score of 90 (with a 22 or higher in Speaking and Listening). Alternatively, an overall minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in Speaking and Listening).

6. Professional Resume

Applicants can upload their resume for MS and MBA admission as part of the admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.

7. Essay

To further aid the Admissions Committee in evaluating your application, you must submit a personal statement of approximately 500 words. An MBA admission essay or MS admission essay provides the Admissions Committee with a better understanding of your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree from LeBow College, your short-term and long-term career plans, and how your background, experience interests and/or values, when combined with a Drexel graduate degree, will enable you to pursue those goals successfully.

8. I-20/DS-2019 (International Applicants Only)

International applicants must submit I-20/DS-2019 documents after admission and confirmation to the program. Visit drexel.edu/isss to download the I-20 application.

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