Admission

The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. New students are accepted throughout the year.

Applicants must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree
    A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale. Students with a 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:

  • Graduate Application for Admission
    (Apply Online | Download PDF)
  • Use the following program code when applying: GBUS13
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • 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.
  • Letter to the Dean (Download PDF)
    Submit a typewritten letter to the dean describing educational and professional goals.
  • Résumé or CV of work experience
  • Three letters of recommendation (Download PDF)
  • GMAT or GRE scores
    Request scores from either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) be sent to APU. Scores must be five years old or less. The School of Business and Management prefers applicants take the GMAT over the GRE.

Submit all materials to:

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

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.

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. 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-.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.