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Traditional MBA Application & Admissions Process



Traditional MBA Process

Applicants will need to submit all of the following items to be considered for the MBA program. An applicant’s admission status cannot be reviewed until his/her file is complete and all items are received.

1. Complete online application and submit application fee. Apply Now!

2. Submit the following to: University of Houston-Downtown Office of Graduate & International Admissions One Main Street,  Suite GSB 308 Houston, TX  77002

a.   Official transcript(s) from all Institutions attended post-secondary; all documents must be received from the degree/credit granting institution. Evaluations from foreign institutions must include the course by course evaluation with GPA indication.

b.   Official GMAT score report or copy of scheduled test date.*

c.   Official TOEFL score report if you graduated from a University where English is not the native language. Minimum score needed is 81 for IBT (TOEFL) and 6.5 for the IELTS exam.

3. Submit the following documents in .pdf file format** to:

a. Two letters of recommendation from professional references. Download the Professional Reference Form here.

b. A personal statement of approximately 250-500 words addressing why the applicant desires an MBA from UHD, as well as other circumstances the applicant desires to share with the admissions committee.  You can find Helpful Tips​ on writing your personal statement in our FAQ​.

c. Resume

4. View the deadline for applications, any applications received after the deadlines will be considered for the following semester unless you request special consideration.  Contact the MBA office at 713-221-8252 or email

*The test date is for informational purposes only. The application will not be forwarded to the MBA Admissions Committee until UHD receives the actual scores.

**A .pdf is an electronic file format. Several software programs are available on the Internet that convert electronic documents to .pdf format.