Admission Requirements

College of Graduate and Professional Studies Admission Requirements

International Students must also submit the following documents:

*Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or foreign equivalent as approved by specific program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Official transcript(s) must reflect work from all colleges or universities contributing to your degree. These must be mailed directly to: OBU Graduate School, 3800 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

MBA Degree Requirements

The undergraduate degree does not need to be in a business field; in fact, working professionals with degrees in other fields are strongly encouraged to apply. For non-business majors, demonstration of basic competency in general business knowledge, including financial accounting, economics, finance, and business math and statistics, is required. Competency can be demonstrated by:

  • Submission of transcripts which demonstrate successful completion of coursework in the required areas at an accredited institution
  • Passing the appropriate Ivy Software Examination (Pre-Course Assessment or Post-Course Exam)
  • Passing the appropriate College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
    • Resources may be found at www.collegeboard.com

Full-time work experience of at least two years is preferred, with a strong desire to develop leadership potential. Exceptional students with less work experience may be considered on a space-available basis.

International Students

Students whose first language is not English and whose undergraduate degree was not earned from an accredited college or university in the U.S. must submit official results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) directly from the corporation to OBU (institution code: 6541) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

TOEFL

The minimum score requirements for TOEFL are:

  • 550 on the paper-based test
  • 213 on the computer-based test or
  • 80 on the internet-based test.

TOEFL
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Email: toefl@ets.org
Visit: www.ets.org and www.toefl.org

IELTS

The minimum score for the IELTS is: 6.5

IELTS
825 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone 323.255.2771
Email ielts@ieltsintl.org
Visit: www.ielts.org/usa

Students whose TOEFL or IELTS score is too low are strongly encouraged to consider enrolling in OBU’s Intensive English Program (IEP). This campus-based program is designed to develop language skills which will help facilitate academic success when the student leaves the IEP and proceeds to graduate work. For more information, please contact OBU’s International Student Liaison at 405.585-5011.

Transfer Credits

A maximum of six credit hours or two courses from an accredited graduate school will be considered for transfer credit. Only grades of B or above will be considered, and coursework should have been completed within the last six years. Transfer credit requests will be carefully evaluated by the academic deans, and are not automatically granted.