Admission to M.B.A. Program

Consideration for admission to the M.B.A program in the SOBAPP is contingent upon submission of the following items:

  • An Application for Admission,

  • A non-refundable application fee;

  • An official transcript from each institution of higher education attended;

  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test score (test must have been taken within 5 years of the application date.) Please refer to the admissions criteria to determine whether you need the GMAT/GRE score;

  • A list of career accomplishments if admission consideration includes a GMAT/GRE waiver due to professional business experience;

  • Two work-related references or recommendation letters if admission consideration includes a GMAT/GRE waiver due to professional business work experience;

  • Current professional résumé or curriculum vita (CV);

  • Completion of individual assessments (such as online learning readiness questionnaire).

The Dean or Associate Dean of the SOBAPP makes the final evaluation of candidate credentials and admission decisions. Admission decisions are not subject to appeal.

Admissions Criteria

Admission decisions are based on an overall evaluation of the items listed below to estimate an applicant's potential for success in the graduate program. Admission criteria for the M.B.A. program are as follows:

  • Four-year U.S. Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 from a regionally accredited college or university (or comparable foreign degree)*; or a Master's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university;

  • GMAT/GRE will be waived for applicants meeting one of the following three conditions:

    1. Bachelor’s degree with a GPA (overall or last 60 credit hours) of 3.0 or above.

    2. Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.5 or last 60 credit hours GPA of 2.75 with at least 3 years professional business work experience.

    3. Completed graduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 and above.

  • Applicants who do not meet any of the three conditions for a GMAT/GRE waiver listed above must have a completed Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.5 or above or last 60 credit hours GPA of 2.75 or above with a minimum GMAT score of 500 or an equivalent GRE score;

  • Applicant’s current résumé or curriculum vita (CV) to assess professional and academic preparation for graduate studies;

  • List of career accomplishments demonstrating applicant readiness for graduate studies if admission consideration includes a GMAT/GRE waiver due to professional business work experience;

  • Two work-related references or recommendation letters confirming the applicant’s career accomplishments, motivation to achieve, and the capacity of the applicant to contribute to the learning process if admission consideration includes a GMAT/GRE waiver due to professional business work experience;

  • Scores on required individual assessments indicate the potential for success of the applicant in the program.

*Applicants with a three-year Bachelor’s degree will be required to enroll in a one-year bridge program to complete their fourth year by successfully completing 24 undergraduate credit hours. Please refer to the next section for more information on the Bridge Program.

All application for admission materials should be submitted to:

The Office of Graduate Admissions

Texas Wesleyan University

1201 Wesleyan Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76105-1536

Or email to:

International applicants should refer to the section titled “Admission of International Students” in this catalog and contact the Office of International Programs (817) 531-4965 for application instructions. Prospective international students can also obtain information from the Texas Wesleyan International Programs website at

Bridge program

The Bridge Program is designed to accommodate applicants possessing postsecondary degrees comparable to three years of university study in the United States, as determined by the most recently published guidance from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, or equivalent peer-reviewed guidance. This program will be helpful in preparing students for graduate study while enabling them to complete their fourth year of study. The courses required to complete the Bridge Program will be tailored to each individual student based on their needs and in consultation with a graduate advisor. These courses might be a combination of general education and specialized lower or upper-level courses. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses attempted as part of the Bridge Program. Upon completion of the Bridge Program students will receive a certificate and may continue to a full graduate-level course of study. Admits into the Bridge Program will be administratively assigned degree-seeking graduate student status while completing the required undergraduate-level Bridge curriculum.

English Proficiency

Students who are non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting official scores from TOEFL (minimum 213 computer test/550 paper test/79 internet test), or IELTS (minimum band score of 6.5 on the Academic version). Test scores must be less than 2 years old. Other evidence of English proficiency may be considered on an individual basis (refer to English proficiency details in this catalog).

Official Transcripts

Transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended must be submitted, regardless of whether a degree was earned. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Office of Graduate Admissions. The designation "student copy," "issued to student," "applicant's copy," "unofficial copy," or other similar notations are not acceptable. This includes hand-delivered transcripts or copies received from a third party, except in rare and documented instances in which international applicants are unable to provide official transcripts.

If you attended a non-U.S. institution, please send transcripts in both the original language, and an official translation of the transcript. A copy of your diploma (graduation certificate) is also required.

Assistance with Your Application: If you have any questions about applying to the program or would like assistance in completing your application, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.