The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

Admission Requirements

The Citadel School of Business has developed a program of study to benefit professionals of varying levels of experience and backgrounds. Applicants will be admitted to the Master of Business Administration program on the basis of scholastic achievement and aptitude for graduate study. Other qualities appropriate to graduate study are also considered in the admission process.
Admission materials are to be submitted to the Graduate College Office. Applicants to the MBA program must submit the following items to be considered for admission:
  1. An online application.
  2. Official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended, demonstrating completion of a bachelor's degree.
  3. Official graduate admission test scores. We will accept the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Valid scores must be five years old or less.
  4. A resume detailing professional work experience.
  5. Two letters of recommendation.
International Students
The college considers an international student to be any student who does not have American citizenship or permanent residency status. International applicants must additionally submit:
  • Official TOEFL scores
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended. Any transcripts from colleges outside the United States must be evaluated by a NACES accrediting agency and include course by course evaluations. Supporting course descriptions and/or syllabi translated to English may be requested.
Application Deadlines
Fall Admission July 15
Spring Admission November 15
Summer Admission April 15
Students seeking program admission passed the application deadline will be considered on a space availability basis.
For more information on the application process, please contact the Graduate College Office.
During the admission process, the applicant's supporting admission materials will be reviewed and an admissions decision will be communicated in writing to the student. Provisional admission may be offered to applicants that have a slightly lower than average undergradute GPA and/or GMAT/GRE. Provisionally admitted students will be limited to take 6 credit hours during the first semester and must earn a grade of B or better in both courses. If an applicant is denied admission, he/she may petition the decision in writing to the MBA Program Director for reconsideration, citing any extenuating or mitigating circumstances.
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