To be admitted, an applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and must show promise of ability and motivation to pursue graduate-level work. Admission is determined by the Graduate Committee based on the following factors:

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Previous college or university work
  • Score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). In lieu of the GMAT or GRE test results, the applicant may choose to take the academic leveling courses and examinations from Peregrine Academic Services. The exam requirement may be waived for applicants possessing terminal degrees or significant professional experience, applicants transferring from an MBA program at another institution or for applicants graduating with a Husson University B.S. Business Administration degree within the last three years. Please contact Graduate Admissions for more details. All requests for a waiver will be reviewed by the committee on a case by case basis. Click here for information on leveling courses.
  • Resume (Optional)
  • Statement of Purpose essay

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A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required with the formal application for admission to graduate study in business at Husson. Lab fees may be assessed in some courses.

The Admissions Committee makes its determination based on a composite of factors and is aware that undergraduate grades or exam scores alone may not reflect an applicant's true potential. An application is not considered complete until the following are received:

  • An application with the $50 application fee (nonrefundable).
  • Official transcripts of all previous college work.
  • Two letters of recommendation. (Forms for this purpose are supplied with the application.)
  • The Academic Leveling Courses (ALC) is required for those whose bachelor's degree is not business related..
  • Statement of Purpose essay
  • Immunization Records
  • Resume (optional)

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An applicant's admission status is one of the following:

  • Regular. Students whose applications are complete and who are accepted by the Graduate Admissions Committee without condition are admitted as regular graduate students.
  • Conditional. In reviewing a candidate's application, the Graduate Admissions Committee may recommend that a student be accepted on a conditional basis. The letter of acceptance will contain the conditions that must be met before the student can be reclassified for regular status.
  • Non-degree. This status is assigned to those students who are taking graduate courses, but whose applications are not yet complete.  Students who are awaiting the GMAT could be enrolled in this category.  Admission as a non-degree student does not necessarily mean that the student will be accepted as a regular student when and if application is made for such status.  No more than 6 hours in non-degree status may be applied toward the master’s degree.  Admission to non-degree status requires the submission of official undergraduate transcripts.

Transfer Credit

Normally, six credits of appropriate graduate-level course work, earned within five years of entry into the Husson program, may be transferred from an accredited institution, if the grades earned in such course work are "B" or better.

In special circumstances, an individual who has begun a graduate management program at another accredited institution may transfer up to nine credits from that program if those credits have been earned within five years of the date of entry to the Husson program.

Likewise, an individual who relocates out of the area may, with prior approval of the Graduate Dean, transfer back to the Husson program up to nine credits of graduate-level course work from an accredited institution in order to complete the requirements for the Master of Business Administration degree. Only credits earned in course work completed with a grade of "B" or better will be eligible for transfer.

No credits used to earn another degree can be applied in transfer to the Husson Master of Business Administration Program.

International Students

International applicants must submit all application credentials as listed above. If the documents are not in English, they must be translated by a reputable English translation service. Additional requirements are as follows:

  • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation service. Husson University will accept evaluations from all evaluation services that retain membership in the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
  • Non-native English speakers must submit a test of English Proficiency.  Husson University will accept one of the following:

1. Test satisfactory on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

      • Test of Written English (TWE) scores of 5 strongly recommended and
      • 550 Paper Based Test Score (CBT) or
      • 213 Computer Based Test Score (CBT),or
      • 80 Internet Based Test Score (IBT).
2. Minimum score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Application for admission to the master's program at Husson should be made to:

Name Phone and Email Address
Graduate Admissions

207.992.4994 (phone)
or 866.567.5990
207.941.7850 (fax)
Husson University
Graduate Admissions
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401