Admission Requirements


Admission is highly selective. Applicants who meet the minimum criteria are not automatically admitted to the program.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must possess at a minimum:

  • A U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Significant relevant work experience
  • Completed application
  • GMAT or GRE exam
  • English exam (for international students)
    • Minimum total score for TOEFL is 100, IELTS 7.0, PTE 68
    • Preferred speaking score for TOEFL is 23, IELTS, 7.0, PTE 62
    • Institution code for TOEFL is 2823
    • PTE Academic program code is 5LD-BQ-54
    • This requirement can be waived if you have worked in the U.S. for at least four years

No formula is employed in admission decision-making. Candidates are evaluated individually, with special consideration given to professional experience and accomplishments, including potential for career growth and advancement. Other factors considered are the candidate's prior academic success, the GMAT exam, and communication skills as evidenced in the application essays and the required admission interview.

Historically, one of the Whitman School's greatest strengths has been the diversity of its student body. We continue to seek candidates with diverse racial, ethnic, social, academic, and professional backgrounds and career goals.