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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.

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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.


We require three 500 word essays as a part of your application.


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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 international checklist.

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

Two Professional Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are requested through the online application. Recommenders have the option to submit a letter covering the areas listed below, or to fill out our Recommendation Form. The Recommendation Form will address the following topics regarding your application to the program:

  • 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 graduate study would influence your professional growth 

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.

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. 

MBA Math

MBA Math, a quantitative prep tool for the finance portion of the MS in Health Care Innovation curriculum, is required to be completed prior to beginning the finance course in the fall semester. The 10 finance and economic modules must be passed with a score of 80% or higher to demonstrate your readiness for the quantitative aspects of the program. There are other sections of study within MBA Math (Accounting, Statistics) that could be a helpful tool to prepare for the program but are not required. Finance related coursework from your undergraduate degree or other education may waive this requirement. Please connect with your admissions advisor to discuss your requirements.

Additional Items for Applicants with International Transcripts

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 8.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 on each of the four sections. 
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): minimum total score of 100, with a minimum score of 24 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 Transcript Evaluations

Academic credentials: Transcript, diploma, English translation

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 three options available to applicants in need of a transcript evaluation.

  • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) are independent transcript evaluation services that the Opus College of Business accepts for international transcript evaluation. If you choose to have ECE or WES do your evaluation, you will receive a copy of the evaluation. To use ECE or WES, visit their website and choose the “Start Your Evaluation” option.

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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