Admission Requirements and Checklist | Rural Healthcare MBA

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1. Preparation

Eligibility

  • B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Prerequisites

  • Applicants are expected to be ready for MBA-level work by having strong writing and quantitative thinking skills.
  • Completed coursework in macroeconomics and microeconomics at the undergraduate level with a grade of B or better within 7 years per Graduate Council Policy. Students without this coursework completed will be expected to successfully complete a self-study module offered by the School of Business & Technology. 
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2. Application

Transcripts

Transcripts required: B.A./B.S. transcript showing degree conferred, any post-baccalaureate transcript, and any transcript with pre-requisite coursework.

Request official transcripts for receipt on or before the application deadline.

Must be in the original sealed envelope from the school, or from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as DocufideScrip Safe or National Clearinghouse.

Email to transcripts@css.edu

Mail to:
The College of St. Scholastica 
Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN  55811

Please order early — transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive.

Online Application

  1. Complete the Online Application. You will need to use an updated browser, preferably Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (please do not use Internet Explorer).
  2. Upload your Online Healthcare MBA Program Written Essay

    As part of the online application, prepare a 600-word (minimum) essay, typed and double spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins.  The essay should represent your highest level of academic writing and demonstrate an ability to participate in a rigorous, fast-paced academic program.

    Please address the following questions:

    • What experiences have led you to consider an Online MBA for rural healthcare management?
    • What are your career goals and how will an Online MBA for rural healthcare management assist you toward these goals?
    • What personal qualities and skills have you developed that will help you to be successful in an online learning environment?
    • Why have you chosen The College of St. Scholastica for your graduate studies?
  3. In the online application, enter contact information for two references (should be from supervisors and people related to the field and include comment on work skills, character & ethics, potential for leadership, and contribution to the field). Recommendations from two different organizations preferred. These individuals will receive an email request to complete an online recommendation form, with an optional letter upload. The subject of the email will include "Please submit your recommendation for *First Name *Last Name".
  4. Upload a current resume listing all education and work experience in the online application.
  5. Upon receipt of all application materials, the application packet will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review and the admissions decision.

International Admissions Policy

If you have international transcripts or non-citizen status, you will need to complete the online program application and send additional documentation. Please see the International Admissions Policy for complete details.

Financing

There are many financial aid options available to help you pay for your education. Contact the OneStop Student Services office early in the application process at (877) 287-8716 or onestop@css.edu.

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3. Post-Completion

Decision Response Form

After you are notified a decision has been made regarding your application, log into your application portal to accept or decline using the Decision Response form.

Accepted Students

As a college student at St. Scholastica, you get to take the lead in your own education and assume responsibility for your success. Please use our accepted students information page to help you along the way, and remember, your advisors and instructors are here to guide and support you as you proceed through your journey toward a degree.

Transfer Credits

You may be eligible to receive transfer credits for coursework you’ve completed. See our Graduate Transfer Credit Policy for more information and complete a  Credit Transfer Application Form. This form can be completed and provided to your program advisor and/or program department contact.

Program Start Dates

Our Online Healthcare MBA program has a new start every September.

Application deadline

Aug. 15

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Breanne TeplerBreanne Tepler
Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8734
btepler@css.edu