Steps to admission
- Admission process
Applicants to the MS BAnDS program may begin the process by clicking the orange “Apply now” link above. The Graduate College portal allows applicants to login and track the status of an application in real time but will also communicate updates by email. If you have any questions or concerns before taking action, please contact us using the information in the grey box.
- Admission requirements
The following documents are required as a part of the application.
- Graduate college application form
- Three letters of recommendation (LOR)
- Current resume (as an attachment to application form)
- Statement of purpose (SOP) discussing your strengths and weaknesses and reason(s) for pursuing this degree (as an attachment to application form)
- GMAT or GRE, with minimum recommended scores above 51st percentile in each of the test areas
- TOEFL/IELTS for international students
Applications are weighted using a holistic approach. The past academic success of the applicants, their scores in GRE/GMAT, relevant work experience, their passion to pursue this degree which is measured from their statement of purpose and the letters of recommendation are weighted as a whole for the admission decision.
Work experience is considered as part of the overall application review process. While strongly preferred, it’s not a mandatory requirement; however, it is difficult for international students to receive good placement in the U.S. without at least two years of prior experience. As part of your application process, we require a current resume to clearly outline your work history. All on-campus students will go through two non-technical interviews with faculty or alums of the program. The purpose of these interviews is to ensure you are the right candidate for our program, and it's the right program for you.
TOEFL/IELTS scores are required for students whose native language is not English or those who have not completed their full four years of bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Uganda or New Zealand.
- Application deadlines
For on campus enrollment as a full-time student (including international applicants), we only have fall admissions. The priority deadline is January 15, and the final deadline is March 1. We do not admit on-campus students for spring semesters.
For online enrollment as a part-time student (including working professionals), we offer both fall and spring admissions. The spring application deadline is November 1 prior to the spring semester, and the fall deadline is June 1 prior to the fall semester.
- Check your application status
To check on the status of your application, log in to your Online application account.
Once you have completed your application and submitted all supporting documents, your file will be sent to the admissions committee. Official notification about the admission decision will be sent to you via email.
The length of time for an admission decision to be made may vary.
When you receive your admission letter, please look over the information carefully to ensure all your information is stated correctly. If any information is incorrect, please let us know via email@example.com.
- Admitted: What's next?
Notify us of your intent to enroll in the portal, pay your program deposit ($300 for on-campus applicants only, as notified) and provide an estimated arrival date via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activate your O-key account.
Apply for Scholarship and Financial Aid.
Apply for on-campus housing.
Attend Graduate Student Orientation.
Contact our office to schedule a time to meet with your advisor (405) 744-2951.
Get your student ID card.
International students please visit International Students and Scholars page for more information.