MSPBA Admissions
  • Admissions

Selection Criteria

  • Professional Experience
    A minimum of 2 years of professional experience is recommended.  Candidates with a PharmD or B.S. in Pharmacy will receive preferential admission.
  • Previous Academic Performance
    An undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent is required. Candidates whose GPA was below 3.0 may be required to take the GMAT exam.  The GMAT exam is utilized to assess an applicant’s ability to perform in graduate-level courses. The GMAT exam is not required for all candidates. However, it is highly recommended and a successful score may strengthen your application.
  • Organizational Support
    Your employer must indicate its willingness to provide you with sufficient time to complete your MPBA class schedule. In addition to time off, many candidates receive financial support from their employers. However, this is not required.
  • English Language Proficiency
    Citizens of a country where English is not the official language must present an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. For the TOEFL exam, a score of 100 or higher is desired. Scores below 80 will not be accepted. On the IELTS, a score of seven or higher is desired. Scores below 6.5 will not be accepted. A copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score is to accompany your application.
  • Interview
    The final stage of the selection process is the interview. Interviews provides us an opportunity to assess your motivation for enrolling in the MPBA program, the quality of your academic and professional experience, and your plans for personal and career growth.

Admission Offers

Candidates applying for admission to the MPBA program are typically notified within three weeks of the interview. Your application will either be accepted, rejected, or waitlisted. Candidates admitted to the program will receive an official offer letter from the program director. If waitlisted, those with the strongest credentials will be admitted.

How to Apply

Download the MPBA Application Checklist

To apply to the program, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Completed Application Form (Application PDF)
  • Résumé or CV
  • One self-nomination letter describing:
    • Current job responsibilities and assignments
    • Finest achievements and greatest disappointments
    • Challenges met within current organization
    • Civic and community activities and any offices held
    • Reasons and motivations for entering the MPBA program
    • Professional and personal goals and plans
  • Two letters of professional reference
  • College or university transcripts
  • Graduate school admission exam scores (recommended)
    • GMAT
  • TOEFL or the IELTS examination (for anyone who speaks English as a second language)
  • Virtual or in-person interview with MPBA program representatives.

Applicants will be contacted for scheduling of an interview following receipt of complete packet of information

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