MS Sales Leadership at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston

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.


1) Create an Applyweb Account

2) Upload Supporting Documents

3) Pay Application Fee

4) Complete Video Questions

5) Complete Live Interview

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024

Early Scholarship Deadline
Priority Scholarship & International Application Deadline
Final Domestic Application Deadline

The University of Houston requires all potential graduate students to have either a four-year bachelor’s degree or international equivalent to be eligible for graduate admissions. Credential evaluations are completed in-house at the UH Graduate School, and outside evaluations will not be accepted. You will not be able to enroll without the official transcript(s) showing your undergraduate degree conferral on file.


These documents are not required until AFTER you are offered admission.


GMAT and GRE test scores are valid for five years after the test date. Scores must be valid at the time of application submission.

GMAT or GRE waivers may be available for qualified applicants based on strong professional experience.

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:

Degree Requirements – 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: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, Federated States of Micronesia Islands, Monserrat, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Helena, South Africa, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales), United States, Virgin Islands and Zimbabwe.

TOEFL – The Bauer College of Business minimum TOEFL score required is 100 for the internet-based test. The minimum TOEFL score for the new revised paper-based exam is: Reading 20, Listening 20, and Writing 20. 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. IELTS scores should be sent electronically to The University of Houston.

*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.

Duolingo – For international graduate applicants, the University of Houston Graduate School has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test in place of the in-person TOEFL and IELTS English proficiency exams. Duolingo English Tests are valid for two years from the date the test was taken.

The exam costs $49 (USD) and may be taken from any computer that has a camera, audio and reliable internet. The exam portion of the Duolingo English Test contains a series of speaking, reading, writing and listening exercises. Following the exam, there will be an interview portion that will ask you to respond to various prompts in 30 to 90 seconds. The exam will take about 45 minutes to complete and you will need either a passport, driver license, or national or state ID to show the camera. The score results are generally received within a few days of exam completion.

Duolingo English Test access information:

Information on preparing for the exam | Take the exam or practice exam A verification email will be sent to you a few days after completing the exam containing a link to send your score to UH.

For additional information, please review the frequently asked questions.

A minimum score of 105 is required.

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.


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 specialized Master degree to reach your future goals.


Two letters of recommendation are required. One must be from a former or current employer.


U.S. Residents


International Applicants


Military Veterans

Steps After Admission
  1. Login to Applyweb and accept or decline the offer of admission within two weeks
  2. Complete the New Student Survey (A link may be found in your offer letter.)
  3. Download the CampusGroups App and select Bauer College of Business. You will use this application often, throughout your MS career to connect with fellow students and staff members, access information on registration and academic advising, as well as register for upcoming events.
  4. Login to Applyweb and confirm that your official transcripts and official exam scores have been sent to the University of Houston. Official copies are required in order to begin enrolling in courses. For International students, please be sure that you have uploaded all required documents needed for your F1 visa.
  5. Be on the lookout for correspondence from our team regarding orientation, financial aid, and registration.
  6. Register for classes.

Orientation for our newly admitted students is a mandatory component to your program. The sessions we offer are comprehensive and essential to your academic achievement in the graduate program. We offer engaging sessions with our academic team, Rockwell Career Service team, selected faculty, and other pertinent departments on campus. During orientation you will not only attend the sessions but you will also have the opportunity to meet your new classmates and network with our senior students in the program.

The length of orientation varies for the different graduate programs we offer. Depending on which graduate program you are admitted to please be sure to note of the orientation time window. All programs conduct orientation at the beginning of Fall & Spring semester with the exception of a few programs that only begin in the fall.

Online Programs: One day evening orientation that is virtual.

Please note that final orientation agenda & details will be sent by our MBA & MS Student Experience team. Please note that orientation is mandatory and all new incoming students will be assessed a non-refundable mandatory CBA Orientation & 1st Year Success fee.

If you have any questions/inquiries relating to orientation, please contact our Assistant Director of MBA & MS Student Experience, Hisham Talib.

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