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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Our admissions specialists take a holistic approach to evaluating applicants to LeBow certificate programs. Please review the admission standards and requirements for the following programs. Note

+ Online programs
Select programs have additional criteria listed below.

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.

1. Completed Application

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

2. 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 Once accepted to LeBow, students must submit official transcripts prior to the start of term.

3. Professional Resumé

Your resume should provide an overview of your previous work history.

4. 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. 


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. 

Program-Specific Requirements and Deadlines

  • Winter 2023 deadline: 11/30/23
  • Spring 2024 deadline: 3/01/24
  • Summer 2024 deadline: 5/31/24
  • Fall 2024 deadline: 9/04/24

Please see below for each certificate program’s start terms.

Post-Master’s Advanced Business Certificate

  • Applicants must have completed a master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Start any term: Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer

Learn more about the Advanced Business Certificate

Business Analytics Certificates

Additional admissions criteria is the same for each certificate in the Business Analytics program:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
  • One (1) letter of recommendation
  • Essay/statement of purpose
  • Start terms: Spring and Fall

Learn more about Business Analytics Certificates

Business Information & Technology Certificates:

Additional admissions criteria is the same for each BIT certificate:

  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above
  • One (1) letter of recommendation required, two (2) are suggested
  • Essay/statement of purpose
  • Students must have access to a computer that meets or exceeds CCI’s computer requirements
  • Start terms: Spring, Summer (online programs only) and Fall

Change Leadership and Strategy Certificate

  • Start terms: Spring and Fall

Learn more about the Change Leadership and Strategy Certificate

Project Management Certificate

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or college
  • Essay/statement of purpose
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Start terms: Spring and Fall

Learn more about the Project Management Certificate

Strategic Financial Management Certificate

  • Start terms: Spring and Fall

Learn more about the Strategic Financial Management Certificate

Certificate in Director Education

  • No application required.
  • Professionals interested in the program must complete the Directors Academy within two years prior to applying.

Learn more about the Certificate in Director Education

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

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Thank you for your interest in graduate certificate programs at LeBow. We look forward to hearing from you.

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