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Admissions Requirements

Applicants are required to complete an application including an application form, a two-part essay, a résumé or CV, self reported transcripts from all post-secondary courses of study, two letters of recommendation, self reported test scores, and an application fee.

A checklist and additional information are included below.

Application Checklist


Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of U.S. $100 must be received in order for an application to be considered. Please submit your payment through the online application system.

Essay Instructions

In 500–1000 words please describe your reasons for pursuing a Master of Science in Marketing and your short-term and/or long-term career goals. In particular, discuss how you envision the MS degree will help you attain these goals. In addition, indicate which elective courses you plan to take during the program. As the MS program aims at building analytical skills for solving marketing problems, it is important that MS students take electives from within and outside the Business School. We encourage applicants to consider Ph.D. courses as well as university classes offered by Economics, Engineering, Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Teachers College, etc. The degree requirements section provides a listing of suggested electives. Click here to see the complete listings of courses offered by the business school.

Résumé or CV Instructions

Applicants to the Master of Science in Marketing program must submit a résumé or CV that includes an applicant’s academic background and credentials, relevant experience since graduating from high school, including summer employment and paid or volunteer positions held on campus, as well as other business or academic experiences.

Résumés are to be uploaded via the online application system.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation, preferably from professors who know your work well, are required. These letters can be submitted via the online application system.

Transcripts and Test Scores

Scanned copies of transcripts and test scores should submitted through the online application system. We ask that you self report your transcripts and test scores for the initial screening. If an offer of admission is made we will require you to submit official copies of all transcripts and required test scores. Admission offers are not binding and will not be finalized until official copies have been verified.

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