Application 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 an accredited college or university
  • Completed application
  • Recommended GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 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, department code is 02 if required
    • PTE Academic program code is 5LD-BQ-43
    • IELTS: Whitman downloads IELTS scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account. Please contact your test center and request that your scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:
      • Syracuse University-Whitman School of Management
      • 721 University Ave, Suite 315
      • Syracuse NY 13244
    • All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically to our institution.

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.

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.