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Online Marketing Graduate Admissions Requirements

SCU alumni: Check out our expedited admissions pathway!

All applicants to the Online MS in Marketing must possess a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Additionally, applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application
  • $148 application fee
    • This fee will be waived for applicants through June 19, and waived permanently for SCU students and alumni who apply in the SCU Alumni Pathway, as well as veterans and active-duty military.
  • GMAT/GRE scores or waiver
  • Official transcripts for undergraduate degree(s) and any post-baccalaureate work.* Santa Clara University strongly prefers electronic official transcripts, which may be delivered by your institution to gradbusiness@scu.edu. If necessary, hard copies of transcripts should be addressed to:

    Graduate Business Admissions
    Lucas Hall Suite 116
    500 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA 95053

  • Current resume or CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 3 essays
  • Personal admission interview
    • Qualified applicants will be invited to schedule a personal admission interview. Interviews can be conducted in person at Santa Clara University, via Zoom, or by telephone
  • Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting TOEFL or IELTS test scores

*This includes extension programs and an evaluation from a NACES-accredited organization such as WES.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Priority Application Deadline: August 2, 2020
  • Fall Final Application Deadline: September 6, 2020
  • Fall Term Start: September 21, 2020

Application Checklist

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GMAT/GRE Waiver

A GMAT/ GRE waiver for the Online MS in Marketing is available to applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Master's degree or doctorate from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (business, finance, or a STEM field) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Quantitative proficiency and management experience as demonstrated by at least two years of professional work experience

Alumni Expedited Pathway to Admission

We are proud to offer a preferred and expedited admissions pathway to SCU alumni who qualify. Students are welcome to apply via this pathway if they have graduated with a GPA of 3.0 or above from the Leavey School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Psychology, School of Law, or School of Theology, or a GPA of 2.5 or higher from the School of Engineering or in any STEM-related discipline.

Expedited alumni applicants need only submit the online application and a current resume/CV for initial consideration. Leavey alumni will be evaluated solely on this basis, while alumni from other schools and departments at SCU may be contacted if our admissions team deems further documentation necessary to make a decision regarding your application (GMAT/GRE scores, letters of recommendation, personal statement, etc.).


For more information about either the GMAT/GRE waiver or the expedited alumni admissions pathway, or for any other questions pertaining to admission to the Online MS in Marketing, contact an Admissions Advisor today.

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