Application Checklist

Full-time UST MBA Application Checklist


International Applicants, see the International Application Checklist

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 »

Current résumé

In order to complete your online application, you'll need to upload your résumé. Be prepared by having your résumé completed and ready to upload.

Essay responses

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

Download essay question template »

Official test score report

The Full-time UST MBA program accepts either GMAT or GRE official scores.

On the day you take your exam, before you begin, you may select which colleges or schools should receive your Official Score Report. Select “University of Saint Thomas - Opus College of Business - MBA, Full Time” to send us a score report.

Learn more about the GMAT or GRE.

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 gradadmissions@stthomas.edu. 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 section below.

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

Two professional 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

Application fee: $60

Use a credit card online, mail a check to our office, or participate in an admissions information event to receive a fee waiver code.

Admissions interview

The admissions committee will contact qualified applicants to schedule an admission interview once their application is complete. The admissions committee will schedule telephone interviews with applicants from outside the local area who are unable to visit campus. Applicants must have a complete application on file prior to the phone interview.