Domestic Applicant Requirements

Program Code

The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. New students are accepted each nine-week semester throughout the year. The application deadline is approximately four weeks before the start of any session.

International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements.

Applicants must possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree
    A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (Students with grade-point average of 2.50-2.99 will be considered for admission on a provisional basis.)
  • Potential as a scholar
    An assessment of the student’s total qualifications — the rigor of their undergraduate studies, academic performance, extensive work experience, and personal references — is made.

Applicants must submit:

  • A Graduate Application for Admission
    (Apply Online | Download PDF)
  • A $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Letter to the Dean (Download PDF)
    A typewritten letter to the dean describing educational and professional goals
  • A résumé or vitae of work experience
  • Three letters of recommendation (Download PDF)
  • Official transcripts
    Request that official transcripts be sent to APU's Graduate and Professional Center for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU. Learn more about APU's transcript policy.

Submit all materials to:

Graduate and Professional Center: Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-4571

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the Graduate and Professional Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The student is notified in writing of the admission decision.

Students in the Online M.A. in Management program significantly shape the learning experience for themselves and others. As such, the ability of applicants to both contribute to as well as benefit from this program, are seriously considered. Admission is based upon a review of each applicant’s academic achievements, work experience, personal statement, and references. While the entirety of an applicant’s package is considered, accepted students generally fit into one of the following categories:

Regular Program Acceptance – Students admitted to the program in this group typically have undergraduate GPAs of 3.0 or higher and solid work experience. Most students are admitted under this category.

Provisional Program Acceptance – Students admitted to the program provisionally typically have undergraduate GPAs between 2.5 and 2.9. Only a limited number of applicants in this group are accepted into the program. Students in this group should take special care in writing their personal statement. If admitted, provisional students must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA overall in the first 12 units of coursework with no course grade below a B-.

Start Times

Students can begin the program in any of the five sessions per year: Fall I (September), Fall II (November), Spring I (February), Spring II (April), and Summer (June).

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.