Admissions Requirements for Graduate Programs

MBA Admissions Requirements

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Requirements for admissions to master's degree programs

To be eligible to apply to graduate programs, you must:

  • be at least age 25
  • have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher (waivers can be granted based on professional work experience and other factors)
  • have a minimum of three years of professional leadership/management experience
  • have time to devote to your coursework; in an accelerated program, time spent outside of class is considerable

How to apply to master's degree programs

Step 1: Meet with an admissions counselor. In this meeting you will learn about the program, its class formats and get answers to any question you may have.

Step 2: Complete one of the online applications for: the MBA program or MSL program. Then submit the $50 nonrefundable application fee. Payments may be made  online  or via check payable to Elizabethtown College

Step 3: Request official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.

Step 4: Submit, via email, your current resume.

Step 5. Provide two recommendations, using the forms provided. One recommendation must be from your current supervisor.The second recommendation can be from an individual who can comment on your professional and/or academic qualities. Both recommendations will become part of your application file and will not be disclosed to any unauthorized individual without your consent.

Step 6: Submit a 3-5 page essay addressing your:

  • statement of professional goals
  • current approach to leadership/management
  • long-term goals for the application of the graduate degree to your professional life

Requirements for admissions to graduate certificate programs

To be eligible to apply to graduate programs, you must:

  • be at least age 25
  • have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • have a minimum of three years of professional leadership/management experience
  • have time to devote to your coursework; in an accelerated program, time spent outside of class is considerable

How to apply to graduate certificate programs

Step 1: Meet with an admissions counselor. In this meeting you will learn about the program, its class formats and get answers to any question you may have.

Step 2: Complete the online application for: graduate certificate and pay the $25 nonrefundable application fee.  Payments may be made online or via check payable to Elizabethtown College.

Step 3: Request official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.

Step 4: Submit, via email, your current resume.

Step 5: Submit a 1-2 page essay addressing your:

  • motivation for pursuing the graduate certificate
  • statement of professional goals
  • goals for the application of the graduate certificate to your professional life

Those students who successfully complete a graduate certificate and wish to pursue a full master’s degree program will benefit from an abbreviated admission process (below) and reduced application fee. Degree seeking students must meet all of the established criteria for admission into their desired master’s degree program.

Graduate Certificate to Master’s Degree Admissions Process

After successfully completing your Elizabethtown College graduate certificate, students will complete the following steps to apply to a master’s degree program:

Step 1: Discuss your desire to apply to a master’s degree program with your admissions representative

Step 2: Complete one of the online applications for: the MBA program or MSL program. Then submit the discounted $25 nonrefundable application fee. Payment may be made online or via check payable to Elizabethtown College.

Step 3 (Optional): Request official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended (A new set of transcripts is only needed if new courses relevant to your intended master's degree were taken outside of Elizabethtown since the completion of your graduate certificate)

Step 4 (Optional): Submit, via email, your current resume (Please submit an updated resume if significant changes have occurred since completing your graduate certificate)

Step 5: Provide two recommendations, using the forms provided. One recommendation must be from your current supervisor. The second recommendation can be from an individual who can comment on your professional and/or academic qualities. Both recommendations will become part of your application file and will not be disclosed to any unauthorized individual without your consent.

Step 6: Submit a 3-5 page essay addressing your:

  • statement of professional goals
  • current approach to leadership/management
  • long-term goals for the application of the graduate degree to your professional life


Next Steps

After reviewing your application materials, we will make an admissions decision. If we have questions or concerns, we will be in touch with you for further discussion. We look forward to partnering with you to achieve your educational goals.