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Watson Graduate School of Management

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Steps to Admission

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Admission Process

Applicants are encouraged to employ strategic planning when seeking admission into the Oklahoma State University MBA program.  Such effort should include the careful consideration of application deadlines, adequate time for program test preparation, attainment of calculated support by professionals prepared to advocate on your behalf, and an ability to articulate reasons why you believe the OSU MBA program will benefit personal career objectives and/or professional skills.  Each applicant should be aware personal character, sound judgment and professionalism through interaction with the Watson Graduate School of Management staff, Spears School of Business faculty and staff, and MBA Advisory Board members will be factored into ones overall fit for the program.  

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  • Admission to the MBA Program at Oklahoma State University requires:
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    • Official GMAT or GRE test score 
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Purpose statement
      • In the purpose statement, please describe academic and professional goals, and be sure to include a brief paragraph on professional conduct and demeanor through your personal perspective.
    • All persons for whom English is a second language are required to present proof of English competency
    • Transcript
      • Transcripts are required to be submitted as part of the application materials. Unofficial copies can be attached to the application for admissions review, but if an applicant is offered admission to this program, official transcripts are required by the Graduate College as soon as possible. Official transcripts should be sent electronically from the undergraduate institution directly to the OSU Graduate College at
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Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens or Applicants who reside within the U.S.

Semester Application Deadline
Spring 2019 November 1, 2018
Fall 2019 April 15, 2019 – Priority Consideration*
July 1, 2019 – Final Deadline**

International applicants who reside outside the U.S.

Semester Application Deadline
Spring 2019 August 1, 2018
Fall 2019 March 1, 2019

*Priority Consideration – Application reviewed for full time admissions, scholarships, and assistantship awards.
**Final Deadline – For general admission. All required materials and test scores must be received by OSU.

Check your Application Status

To check on the status of your application, log in to your Online Application Account.

Application Processing

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.

Following the receipt of your admission letter, please go to the Admitted: What’s next? page to find out what to do next.

Admission Letter

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

Admitted: What Next?

Notify us of your intent to enroll and estimated arrival date via
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.

Contact Information

Watson Graduate School of Management
Spears School of Business
Oklahoma State University
284 Business Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011
Phone: (405) 744-9000
Fax: (405) 744-7474