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General Admission Requirements for MSCSE and MBA

Admissions to the Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (MSCSE) is competitive.

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited, postsecondary institution* with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
    • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may still be eligible for admission if you possess a graduate degree from an accredited, USTSV-approved college or program AND passing test scores on the Graduate Management Admissions test (GMAT) of 500 or higher OR Graduate Record Examination (GRE) combined verbal/quantitative score of 1,000 (prior to August 2011) or 300 (after August 2011)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions (see Note below) attended
  • Students with an undergraduate degree from a school outside the United States must have their undergraduate transcripts evaluated by an independent National Associated of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved agency.
  • A maximum of 7 graduate semester credits earned with a grade “B” or higher from an accredited institution may be transferred to USTSV

Please note, some programs may require higher GPA and/or other qualifying criteria for admission. Please review full admission and program requirements in University Catalog.

Application Process

Prospective USTSV Master’s students must complete the following:

  1. Declaration of Educational History
    History must include names, locations, and previous colleges/universities enrollment information if any
  2. Proof of Undergraduate Degree Completion
    Applicants must provide proof of their undergraduate degree and transcript in one of the following formats
    • Official copies sent directly to USTSV from an official authority (Ministry of Education, the university itself, etc.); the copies must be received unopened
    • Photocopies of the original degree and transcript approved by an official authority or by a notary
    • Original Diploma and transcript - diplomas and transcripts that are not in English need to be submitted together with an official translation. In certain cases, the Admissions Office may require an applicant to present additional documentation

Note: An accredited postsecondary institution is defined by those accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States of America Department of Education, or by an accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA), or for non-US institutions, an educational institution approved by an equivalent authority.