Application Checklist

To apply for admission, please complete and submit all required parts of the application.

It is not necessary to send the entire package at once; you may submit items as you complete them. When your application is complete, you will be contacted by the admissions manager.

Generally an admission decision is communicated to the applicant two weeks following the admission interview.

Online Application Form

Access the online application form to set up your account and complete your application. The application can be completed in a single session or over the course of many days or weeks. The more information you have at the ready (résumé, letters of recommendation), the faster it will be to complete your application.

Start your application now or log in to complete your in-progress application »

Application Fee: $100

Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to pay by credit card or check.

Current Résumé

In order to complete your online application, you'll need to upload your résumé.

Essay Responses

You'll also need to have your essay completed and ready to upload in order to submit your online application‌.

Download the essay response template »

Official Transcript(s)

We require a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or the international equivalent). Original transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, sent directly from the institution.

If your institution offers electronic transcripts, please send them to Paper transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and signed by the appropriate university official. These can be sent to:

University of St. Thomas
Graduate Records - Admissions
1000 LaSalle Ave., Box 5
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005

International Applicants: See transcript evaluation requirements listed in the following section.

Exception: Transcripts for advanced placement courses and study abroad transfer credits are not required.

Two Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation may be requested through the online application. As you decide who to ask for a reference, keep in mind they will be asked to speak to the following areas within their letter:

  • Their relationship to you and length of time they have known you
  • Their impression of your ability to succeed in a graduate business program
  • Your outstanding characteristics and areas where you need to grow or develop
  • Your present impact on your organization or business
  • How an M.B.A. would influence your professional growth
  • Your complete contact information


  • Academic profile
  • Management and Leadership profiles
  • Personal profile

Details on each are included in the online application.

Admissions interview

The admissions manager will contact applicants to schedule an admission interview once their application is complete.