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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 at Apply Texas icon

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 about why you are pursuing an MBA degree. The statement should not exceed 250 words.

c. Resume

4. Deadline for application for Spring 2021 is January 5, 2021.  Any applications received after this date will be considered for Fall 2021 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.


Updated Spring 2021 Admission Requirements

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to best accommodate graduate degree applicants, the graduate programs will temporarily suspend consideration of GRE and GMAT test scores and official transcripts for admission to its programs until further notice. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials followed by official transcripts before the end of the first semester of registration.

​For more information, please visit UHD Graduate Admissions.


Last updated 10/16/2020 9:51 AM