Applications are considered in their entirety. While strengths vary from one applicant to another, we seek those students who combine strong academic aptitude, quantitative analytical aptitude, management potential, and diversity of experiences. Academic ability is critical for your success in the Bauer College's rigorous program. Demonstrated management potential is also important. If you have not yet earned meaningful leadership and professional experience, it is strongly recommended that you do so before applying to the Bauer College.
Since all applications are carefully considered, early application is very helpful in those situations in which some applicant information is missing or additional data is needed. This will also give you time to address any financial aid or housing issues that may arise in regard to beginning the program, or, if you are an international student, it will allow extra time to arrange for your visa and funding.
No. Decisions are conveyed by mail or email; there are no exceptions.
The MBA program in the Bauer College of Business does not allow waiver or transfer credit. All ten core courses need to be taken in Bauer. If you started an MBA program at another university and then transfer to Bauer, you will need to make a fresh start and retake any MBA core courses that you have already taken.
Yes. Without Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, your application is not complete and will not be reviewed.
Although Bauer College does not have minimum acceptable GPA or GMAT or GRE scores, you should be aware that of those recently admitted to the full time day program, the average GPA was 3.30 GPA and average GMAT was 600. For those recently admitted to the part time evening program, the average GPA was 3.2 and the average GMAT was 580. GPA and GMAT or GRE scores significantly below those averages decrease the probability of acceptance, but we evaluate applications in their entirety, searching for strengths in all areas. Since we only recently began accepting the GRE, we do not have averages at this time of average acceptance GRE scores.
No. The admissions decision will be based on your highest score.
You may submit the unofficial score report generated by the computer at the end of the test session to the MBA program office. For verification purposes, you must also request that the Educational You may submit the unofficial score report generated by the computer at the end of the test session to the MBA program office. For verification purposes, you must also request that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) send your official score report directly to the University of Houston, for GMAT scores using our school code numbers XT1-26-94 (evening students) or XT1-26-83 (full-time students) and for GRE scores using our school code numbers 6870.
If you feel the scores may be late, you need to begin communicating with your admission representative immediately. We must have your official GMAT or GRE score by the application deadline; however, please do indicate on your application the month and year your test is scheduled. If the scores arrive only a few days after the deadline we still may be able to use them in the current application cycle-your admission representative will be able to assist you.
Write or call:
Graduate Management Admission Test
P.O. Box 581907
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1907
Telephone:1-800-717-4628 (GMAT) 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. or go to:
You can register online, by phone or by mail. For more information call, 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255) Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or visit
Yes, if you earned your undergraduate degree outside the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, English-speaking Canada, or the United Kingdom, regardless of whether the program you attended was conducted in English. You may take either the TOEFL or the IELTS or the PTE Academic test. TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores may not be more than 2 years old. These tests are waived for applicants who earned a previous college degree in the U.S.
The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). TOEFL scores should be sent to University of Houston, Main Campus code 6870. Information is available on the internet at www.toefl.org. Information on the IELTS is available on the internet at www.ielts.org. Information is available on the internet at www.pearsonpte.com. Please note: all official test scores must be sent to the University of Houston, Main Campus.
TOEFL scores above 603 on the paper-based test, or 100 on the internet-based test, or an IELTS score above 6.5, or a PTE Academic minimum score of 70, are required for admission to the Bauer College, as they enhance your chances of success with the Bauer College’s rigorous reading, writing, and class discussion requirements.
No, it is not required for admission.
No, unless you meet the conditions outlined above. Whether you are a US citizen (or permanent resident) is not the issue. You must take the TOEFL or IELTS or PTE Academic unless you have completed a previous academic degree in one of the countries mentioned above.
No. We consider only your highest score. You may take the test as many times as you like.
Usually, official scores will be reported to UH two to four (2-4) weeks after you take the test.
Bauer College students have worked approximately five years, with a broad range of experience that may also encompass significant participation in student organizations and community activities. We look for students who have at least two years of professional work experience.
Every element of your application is given consideration. With work experience, we are interested in what you may have learned from the sum of your experiences; how they prepared you for the challenges of participating in the Bauer College MBA program, and how easily you can apply your classroom experience to the real world.
Yes, you must have a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university if you received your education in the United States. If you are an international applicant, your undergraduate degree must be the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree. If you have completed a three-year Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree from India or Pakistan, we also require that you have completed the Master of Commerce (M.Com) degree or similar post-graduate degree.
No particular undergraduate major is required in order to pursue the MBA.
If you are not a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident and have your degree from another country, you are considered an International student.
If you are a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident but have a non–US degree, you can apply on the domestic deadline and do not have to pay a $75 international fee. But you still need your documents evaluated, so please submit early.
If you are not a US citizen or US Permanent Resident but have a US degree, you must apply by the international deadline but can submit your other documents by the domestic deadline.
A $75 International application fee payment is required in addition to the $75 Bauer application fee.
You may make payment online here: https://www.bauer.uh.edu/gpp_payment/payment.aspx or mail in a check made out to University of Houston to:
Bauer College of Business
Graduate and Professional Programs
334 Melcher Hall, Suite 330
Houston, TX 77204–6021
TOEFL is required of students whose countries official native language is not English. You are exempt from the TOEFL if you have received a degree from the US or if you received a bachelor’s degree from one of the following countries:
Please see link for current listing. http://www.uh.edu/admissions/apply/international/admissions-criteria/english-proficiency-toefl/index.php
Fall admissions deadline for Day and Evening program is April 1.
Spring admissions deadline for Evening program is October 1.
The Office of International Admissions at UH will handle and complete the evaluation of your transcripts. We must receive original documents.
Yes, all transcripts must be translated to English by either the school attended (upon request) or by an accreditation agency.
Translated – having your official transcripts transcribed to English for evaluation purposes.
Evaluated – An evaluation is done when we receive a foreign transcript. The Office of International Admission will evaluate your baccalaureate degree or higher degree from an accredited international college or university and determine if you have the ability to pursue into graduate program or degree equivalency.