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Online Marketing Graduate Admissions Requirements

All applicants to the Online MS in Marketing must possess a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Additionally, applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application
  • $148 application fee
    • This fee will be waived for spring 2020 applicants, and waived permanently for all current SCU students and alumni, as well as veterans and active-duty military!
  • GMAT/GRE scores or waiver
  • Official transcripts for undergraduate degree(s) and any post-baccalaureate work.* Santa Clara University strongly prefers electronic official transcripts, which may be delivered by your institution to If necessary, hard copies of transcripts should be addressed to:

    Graduate Business Admissions
    Lucas Hall Suite 116
    500 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA 95053

  • Current resume or CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 3 essays
  • Personal admission interview
    • Qualified applicants will be invited to schedule a personal admission interview. Interviews can be conducted in person at Santa Clara University, via Zoom, or by telephone
  • Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting TOEFL or IELTS test scores

*This includes extension programs and an evaluation from a NACES-accredited organization such as WES.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Priority Application Deadline: August 2, 2020
  • Fall Final Application Deadline: September 6, 2020
  • Fall Term Start: September 21, 2020

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A GMAT/ GRE waiver for the Online MS in Marketing is available to applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Master's degree or doctorate from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (business, finance, or a STEM field) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Quantitative proficiency and management experience as demonstrated by at least two years of professional work experience

Alumni Expedited Pathway to Admission

The Leavey School of Business is proud to offer a preferred and expedited admissions pathway to alumni who qualify. Students who have graduated from the Leavey School of Business with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher need only to submit a completed online application with their resume/CV to fast-track their admissions process to the Online MS in Marketing program.

Expedited alumni applicants are not required to submit an application fee, test scores, official transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, or participate in an admission interview.

For more information about either the GMAT/GRE waiver or the expedited alumni admissions pathway, or for any other questions pertaining to admission to the Online MS in Marketing, contact an Admissions Advisor today.

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