The Admission Requirements to the Graduate School include the following:
- Application for Admission
- Official Academic Transcript*
- A current Resume
- The Four Question Statement of Purpose
- Two Recommendation Forms (Three for MFT applicants)
- Graduate Exam score:
o MSN applicants – MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
o MFT applicants – GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
o MBA applicants – GMAT (Graduate Management Assessment Test) - Can be submitted up to four months after beginning the MBA program. This policy will change effective August 06, 2013.
New GMAT policy beginning August 06, 2013: The GMAT exam score must be submitted prior to acceptance into the MBA Program. The applicant’s undergraduate GPA combined with a multiplier of 100 and the student’s GMAT score must be no less than 750. Applications with a score of less than 750 will be submitted to the MBA Admission Committee for review.
International Students must also submit the following documents:
You can find these forms and more information about admission requirements at this Link under “Application Downloads”. Please feel free to email or call the Graduate School office at 405.585.4604 for assistance.
*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.
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)
Conditional Acceptance: Applicants who meet all admission requirements, apart from demonstrating competency in all of the four needed areas, will be accepted conditionally. The student must demonstrate or document proficiency in all areas of foundational knowledge before beginning course work.
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.
To be considered for enrollment in the MSN degree program, applicants must have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and have completed a basic statistics course. Additionally, two years of RN experience is preferred.