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Degree Application Checklist

Use our checklist as you prepare to apply to the UST MBC program.

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, 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.

Official Test Score Reports

The UST MBC program accepts GMATGRE or MBA Math scores as part of your admissions application. Each test has its advantages and disadvantages, and a member of our admissions team can help you determine which may be the best fit for you.

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 section below.

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

Essay Response

Degree-seeking applicants must write a personal essay (1–2 pages) that identifies career objectives and explains how a UST MBC degree supports them. You'll need to have your essay completed and ready to upload in order to submit your online application‌.

Application Fee: $60

Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to pay by credit card or check. You can also receive a fee waiver code by attending an admissions information event.

International Applicant Requirements

English Proficiency Tests

If English is not your native language, you must submit scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS. Our institutional code is 6110. Official score reports (not photocopies) are required. Please keep in mind that scores may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive in our office.

Minimum Requirements:

  • IELTS: minimum overall band score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 on each of the four sections. 
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): minimum total score of 80, with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four sections. 

If you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, you are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.

International Student Questionnaire and Financial Certification Form

You may contact the UST MBC program to request a copy of this form or visit the UST International Admissions web site. Please read this required form thoroughly and begin gathering documentation early.  

International Transcript Evaluation

We require applicants’ credentials to be at least the equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution. If you completed your undergraduate or graduate work at a college or university outside of the United States, you must complete a transcript evaluation. There are two options available to applicants in need of a transcript evaluation.

  • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) is an independent transcript evaluation service that the Opus College of Business accepts for international transcript evaluation. If you choose to have ECE do your evaluation, you will receive a copy of the evaluation. To use ECE, visit their website and choose the “Start Your Evaluation” and the “Course-by-Course Evaluation Report” option.
  • Alternatively, St. Thomas can provide transcript evaluation for a fee of $100. If you choose to have St. Thomas do your evaluation, you will not receive a copy of your evaluation. To use St. Thomas, fill out our online form to sign up and pay for your evaluation.

 If you already have a transcript evaluation, or would prefer to have it completed on your own, please contact the admissions office at or (651) 962-8800 to ensure that the evaluation service you use is accepted by our university.

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