Graduate Admissions

Program Start Dates

The St. Andrews Graduate Programs offer start dates every eight weeks. Start dates are available on the St. Andrews Calendar. All application materials should be submitted at least a week before a start date.

MBA Admission Requirements

Academic Preparation –

Our MBA students come from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. Some have limited, if any, work experience, while others bring years of experience to the classroom. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (or equivalent preparation from international institutions) is required for admission. Although many students have an undergraduate degree in business or a related field, we welcome students with undergraduate degrees from all disciplines.

Students with non-business undergraduate majors might need to take a few additional courses at St. Andrews or other accredited institutions to enhance their fundamental understanding of business functions. A minimum the following prerequisite foundation courses are required. Additional coursework may be required.

  • A course in Microeconomics
  • A course in Financial Accounting
  • A course in Business Statistics

All these prerequisite courses can be taken concurrently with MBA-level courses.

Application Materials –

The student-centered focus of the MBA Program begins with the admissions process. Each applicant’s experience and academic background will be reviewed as part of the application process. Admission to the MBA program will be based on both quantitative and qualitative criteria. Applicants should be prepared to submit all the following documentation for consideration by the MBA Review Committee for acceptance to the MBA programs:

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate work.
  • Three (3) letters of reference from academic or professional advisors. Applicants with less than two years of work experience must submit at least one academic reference.
  • A résumé.
  • A one-page essay stressing professional and personal expectations and goals.

International applicants should be prepared to submit all the above documentation along with the following for consideration by the MBA review committee for acceptance to the MBA programs:

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing System (IETS) for students with undergraduate degrees from universities whose primary language of instruction is not English.
  • Complete statement of Financial Responsibility.

For domestic and international applicants, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for some candidates based on grade point average and experience. Prospective students should contact the MBA Program Counselor for more information on the GMAT requirement. St. Andrews also reserves the right to evaluate the applicant’s potential by conducting a personal interview in addition to all other requirements for admission, if deemed necessary.

Once your initial application for admissions is completed, send your additional application materials to MJ Mason, Graduate Admissions Counselor, at 910-277-5555 or masonemj@sa.edu.

Scholarship Opportunities –

Individuals applying to St. Andrews’s MBA are eligible for two institutional scholarships:

  • St. Andrews Staff & Faculty Scholarship – Staff and Faculty of St. Andrews University (who have worked at St. Andrews for 4+ months) are eligible for a full tuition waver. Fees and book costs remain the same.
  • St. Andrews Alumni & Friends Scholarship – Alumni and Friends of St. Andrews University are eligible for tuition reduction. Fees and book costs remain the same.

When you submit your application materials, notify MJ Mason, Graduate Admissions Counselor, at 910-277-5559 or masonemj@sa.edu if you qualify for any of these institutional scholarships. All tuition, fees, and book costs can be found here: https://www.sa.edu/tuition-and-fees/

MAED Admission Requirements

Academic Preparation –

There are no specific prerequisites for St. Andrews’s MAEd Program, outside of a completed bachelor’s degree.

Application Materials –

Applicants should be prepared to submit all the following documentation for consideration by the MAEd Review Committee for acceptance to the program:

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate work. This includes a bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 3.0. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 will be considered after they have taken undergraduate continuing education credits approved by the Teacher Education Department.
  • An interview with a panel of faculty members from a broad base of disciplines.
  • A written essay from a specific prompt of your choosing.

International applicants should be prepared to submit all the above documentation along with the following for consideration by the MAEd review committee for acceptance to the MAE programs:

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing System (IETS) for students with undergraduate degrees from universities whose primary language of instruction is not English.
  • Complete statement of Financial Responsibility.

For domestic and international applicants, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for some candidates based on grade point average and experience. Prospective students should contact the MAEd Program Counselor for more information on the GMAT requirement.

Once your initial application for admissions is completed, send your additional application materials to MJ Mason, Graduate Admissions Counselor, at 910-277-5555 or masonemj@sa.edu.

Scholarship Opportunities –

Individuals applying to St. Andrews’s MAEd are eligible for three institutional scholarships:

  • St. Andrews Staff & Faculty Scholarship – Staff and Faculty of St. Andrews University (who have worked at St. Andrews for 4+ months) are eligible for a full tuition waver. Fees and book costs remain the same.
  • St. Andrews Alumni & Friends Scholarship – Alumni and Friends of St. Andrews University are eligible for a tuition reduction. Fees and book costs remain the same.
  • Current Educator Scholarship – Current educators are eligible for a 30% tuition reduction. Fees and book costs remain the same.

When you submit your application materials, notify MJ Mason, Graduate Admissions Counselor, at 910-277-5555 or masonemj@sa.edu if you qualify for any of these institutional scholarships. All tuition, fees, and book costs can be found here: https://www.sa.edu/tuition-and-fees/