Master of Science (MS) Degree Programs Admission Requirements

Consideration for admission to the MS degree programs requires submission of a completed application form with the following documentation.

  1. A complete set of all college-level official transcripts showing graduation with a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited educational institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (B-) or above on a scale of 4.0. Applicants completing prior education out of the USA should provide the transcripts with notarized English translation (if not originally printed in English), and may be required to conduct the transcripts evaluation;
  2. At least two letters of recommendation (this requirement is waived for applicants having received Lincoln University MBA degree), one of which is from a faculty member who can attest to their academic qualifications for graduate study. The second letter may be either an academic or business professional recommendation;
  3. A GMAT score of at least 500 or an equivalent GRE score (this requirement is waived for applicants having a master's degree with a GPA of 3.2 or above);
  4. Applicants whose previous academic work was provided in a language other than English are required to submit results of TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or equivalent results of other recognized English language tests, or earn proper results of the English test on campus (see International Student Admission).

Conditional admission to the MS programs may be granted to an applicant who does not satisfy the requirements stated above at the time of application. Deficiencies in all requirements should be removed during the first term of study and after that, the conditional status will be removed. Otherwise, the student is subject to dismissal after that term of enrollment. Applicants who receive a conditional admission and GPA 2.5 and 2.6 are required to: (1) achieve a grade point average of 3.2 or above during their first term (9 units minimum) of the program, or (2) achieve at least a GPA 3.1 during the first term and submit a required result (see 3 stated above) of GMAT or GRE. Applicants with a GPA in a range of 2.0 - 2.4 will be considered for admission to the regular graduate status after completing courses necessary to improve their GPA. A minimum of nine units of undergraduate or graduate level foundation courses with a GPA of 3.3 or better is required. The Provost may grant a student the regular graduate status before achievement of the GPA requirement. In support, the student may submit letters of recommendation, GMAT or GRE scores, summary of work experience, research projects, or publications.