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MBA Admissions

MBA online - $12,800 | MBA in Health Care Administration online - $15,127.32


MBA Application Deadlines and Start Dates

Term Apply by: Start courses:
Fall 2023 Aug. 7 Aug. 21
Fall 2023-B Oct. 2 Oct. 16
Spring 2024 Dec. 13 Jan. 10
Spring 2024 - B Feb. 26 March 11

*All documents required for admission must be submitted through the application portal one week before classes begin.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants with a 3.0 (or higher) overall GPA or 3.0 (or higher) GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework must provide:
    • Official transcripts

Note: The GMAT is waived for applicants with a 3.0 GPA

  • Applicants with a 2.75–2.99 overall GPA with 3+ years of relevant* work experience must provide:
    • Official transcripts
    • A resume

Note: The GMAT is waived for applicants with a 2.75 – 2.99 overall GPA and 3+ years of relevant* work experience

  • Applicants with a 2.75–2.99 overall GPA with less than 3 years of relevant* work experience must provide:
    • Official transcripts
    • Official GMAT scores (450 or higher)
    • Resume
    • 3 letters of reference
  • Applicants with a 2.74 overall GPA or lower must provide:
    • Official transcripts
    • Official GMAT scores (450 or higher)**
    • Resume
    • 3 letters of reference

Note: The undergraduate overall GPA is calculated with consideration of all courses attempted. If a course was repeated, both grades are included in our GPA calculations. We do not use an adjusted GPA.

*Relevant work experience is defined as including but not limited to career progression and/or, managerial experience, and/or supervisory experience, and/or management of the budget and other organizational resources.

**Waiver of the GMAT for applicants with an overall undergraduate GPA below a 2.75 with at least 5 years of relevant work may be considered for a GMAT waiver on a case-by-case basis. Relevant work experience will be evaluated by the MBA Graduate Coordinator based on the demonstration of extensive and/or significant managerial, supervisory, or executive work experience. The GMAT, resume, and/or letters of reference may also be waived for applicants with a graduate grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all previously earned graduate degrees.

Applicants must also:

  • Submit the non-refundable $25 for domestic applicants and $30 for international applicants.
  • Have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended.
    • Students may send unofficial transcripts for initial review through the application portal, but official transcripts are required before admission. 

Applicants who hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree, with primary instruction in English, from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand are not required to demonstrate English proficiency. All other applicants must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing Services (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) official scores. See full graduate admissions policies here.


Because courses in this program will only be available online, the program may not be available to all applicants. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in every state where a student is located. (Visit the Graduate Admissions page to learn more.) International students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.