Graduate and Professional Programs
MBA Application Requirements & Admissions
How to Apply for the Professional and Full-Time MBA
Admission eligibility for the Bauer MBA Program requires a four-year undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution. The undergraduate degree may be in any discipline.
Semester Domestic Applicant International Applicant* Professional Spring 2019 November 1, 2018
October 1, 2018 Professional Fall 2019 June 1, 2019 April 1, 2019 Full-Time Fall 2019 June 1, 2019 April 1, 2019
* Those applicants who are classified as international by the UH Graduate Admissions Office, which includes applicants currently holding any type of visa and those needing a student visa.
Submit an MBA application through Applyweb. A Non-Refundable $75 fee is required for all applicants in order to submit an application through the online system. International applicants must pay a $75 International admissions processing fee, for a total fee of $150. All payments are made through the Applyweb application system.
We value the extraordinary talents, experiences, and diversity that veterans bring to the Bauer MBA program. In recognition of your service, Bauer College of Business commits to waiving the application fee. Please contact us in order to receive your unique, one-time use waiver code.
The online application will include questions on the following topics:
- Personal Information
- Program of Choice
- Academic History
- Test Information (GRE, GMAT, Test of English Language Proficiency)
- Resume/Goal Statement
- Benefits & Financial Aid
- Emergency Contact Information
- Letter of Recommendation
- Texas Residency Questionnaire
Disclaimer: Subject to change without notice. Please contact your Admissions Representative if you have specific questions about the application.
Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations. Scanned copies of official transcripts may be uploaded as PDF files to your online application. If admitted, however, you will not be able to enroll without the official transcript(s) showing your undergraduate degree conferral on file.
Official transcript(s) should be sent to:
University of Houston Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 3947
Houston, TX 77253-3947
University of Houston Graduate Admissions
4302 University Dr. Rm 102
Houston, TX 77204-2012
Electronic or “Speede” Transcript:
Within the state of Texas, the fastest way to send your transcript is electronically. Please inquire at your previous institution about this option. Electronic transcripts can be delivered via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scanned official copies or self-reported scores must be included in your online application. GMAT and GRE test scores are valid for five years after the test date. Scores must be valid at the time of application submission.
Please use the following ETS School Codes:
- Professional MBA program: XT1-26-94
- Full-Time MBA program: XT1-26-83
- Full-Time/Professional program: 6870
Please upload a copy of your most recent resume, highlighting your professional and academic experiences, as well as recognizable accomplishments to your online application.
In one to two pages, discuss what motivates you, how your personal and professional experience has shaped you, and how you will maximize the Bauer MBA to reach your future goals.
Letter of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required. These recommendations are gathered electronically through the online application system. You will be required to enter an email address for your recommender which will allow an online form to automatically be sent to your recommender.
An applicant is considered international if they are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident or if your last degree is from outside of the U.S. Additional transcript, proof of English language proficiency and visa requirements may need to be met. Please follow the links below for more information.
Guidelines for Transcript Information – Please note: All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston. Credential Evaluations are completed in house at the Graduate School, and outside evaluations will not be accepted.
F-1 Visa Information – these documents are not required until AFTER you are offered admission.
English Language Proficiency Requirements - All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, must demonstrate proficiency in English to obtain admission to the university. To fulfill this requirement, applicants must satisfy one of the following criteria:
Baccalaureate degree (or higher) earned from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or at an institution at which English is the medium of instruction in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad, the Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Turks and Caicos, and English-speaking Canadian provinces.
TOEFL – The Bauer College of Business minimum TOEFL score required is 100 for the internet-based test, with a minimum writing score of 20. The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 603, with a minimum writing score of 58. TOEFL scores must be received directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The University of Houston's ETS Institutional Code is 6870.
IELTS – The Bauer College of Business minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5, with a minimum writing score of 6.5. The testing agency should mail the official results directly to the University of Houston. That address is as follows:
University of Houston
4302 University Dr., Rm. 102
Houston, TX 77204-2012
*Please be advised that Bauer College of Business Graduate and Professional Programs does not currently waive the English language requirement based on completion of UH Language and Culture Center Level 6. Our college-level requirements may differ from other University of Houston graduate programs.
NOTE: International students must have a four-year degree from an accredited university to apply for an MBA or MS degree. Three-year degrees are not considered equivalent. There is no bridge program at UH. Students with a three–year degree will likely need to combine it with a completed master's degree from their home country before applying.
What To Expect After You Have Applied
Once you have submitted your application, you will begin receiving correspondence from our Admissions Team.
- You will receive a welcome email from our Admissions Team within 24-48 hours of submission.
- If you are missing items, you will be notified via email on a weekly basis.
- You may login at any time to your online application and check your application status under the View Checklist tab.
- Upon submitting all required application documentation, you should receive an update on your status within two to three weeks.
- Interviews are the next required step for applicants who have been selected to continue the admissions process. Not every applicant is invited for interview. The interviews are by invitation only.
- Official decisions are sent electronically through the online application system.
Stay in contact with us — did you recently receive a promotion, receive new test scores or have any other significant updates that you'd like for us to consider with your application? Let us know by contacting our admissions team.
Interviews are required for applicants who have been selected to continue the admission process. Not every applicant is invited for an interview. The interviews are by invitation only.
For interview preparation tips/tools, please visit www.mba.com.
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