Graduate Admissions

Candidates for admission to Limestone University are evaluated based on ability and achievement. Limestone is limited in the number of students it can accept. Therefore, every effort will be made to admit students, who because of their academic preparation, particular interests, and talents, are qualified to accept the challenges and opportunities of a graduate school program.

Master of Business Administration

For admission to the Limestone MBA Program, a prospective student is required to have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, test scores, sufficient undergraduate GPA, or management background that indicates the ability and aptitude to succeed in a graduate program.

Students will be informed in writing of the graduate committee’s decision on admittance into the program. Students that are provisionally or conditionally admitted into the program will be informed of the conditions to be met for full admission status and the deadlines for meeting each condition.

The listings below indicate the steps to follow for each of the admission categories:

  • For Full Admission into the graduate program:

1. Official Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related field

2. One letter of recommendation

3. One of the following requirements are met:

  • Hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with either a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a business related field
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.25 overall GPA
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3 years of management experience
  • An acceptable score on either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). An acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test is defined as:
    • (200 X Undergraduate GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 1,000
    • or (200 X Graduate Work GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 1,200.

4. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL test: a score on the electronic version of 100 is required; a score of 550 is required on the paper version. This requirement may be waived if the student provides evidence the completed an accredited ESL program.

5. Students who transfer in a maximum of 6 graduate-level credit hours, will earn the status of Fully Accepted. Note: If the applicant takes the GRE, the MBA Admissions Committee will use the GRE Score Conversion Tool (http://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/mba/comparison_tool/) to convert the students’ GRE Score into a GMAT Equivalency score.

  • For Provisional Admission into the graduate program:

1. Official Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related field

2. One letter of recommendation

3. One of the following requirements are met:

  • 5 or more years of management experience and a GPA of 2.6 -2.99 undergraduate GPA (exceptions can be made based on years since graduation and level of experience)
  • An acceptable score on either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). An acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test is defined as:
    • (200 X Undergraduate GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 800
    • or (200 X Graduate Work GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 950

4. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL test: a score on the electronic version of 100 is required; a score of 550 is required on the paper version.

Note: After completion of 9 credit hours, all provisionally accepted MBA students will be automatically reassessed for full acceptance. The 9 graduate semester hours may be earned either at Limestone College or through a combination of transfer hours and Limestone College hours - a maximum of 6 credit hours from another institution may be transferred in to Limestone’s MBA program.

  • For Conditional Admission into the program: (for those without an undergraduate degree in Business)

1. Official Transcript

2. One letter of recommendation

3. If a student meets all other requirements for full or provisional acceptance, but did not major in business, the student will be Conditionally Accepted and required to take BA500 – Foundations in Business.

Depending on the student’s previous undergraduate and graduate course work, the student may be required to take the following modules within BA500:

a. Foundations of Accounting

b. Foundations of Finance

c. Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business

d. Foundations in Marketing

e. Foundations in Microeconomics

f. Foundations of Organizational Behavior

g. Foundations in Quantitative Analysis and Business Statistics

4. A Student may only be enrolled in BA 500 twice. If a module is not passed after the second time a student is enrolled in BA 500, the student will be required to take the associated undergraduate course prior to enrollment in the MBA program.

5. Once a student passes all required modules in BA 500, or the associated undergraduate or graduate course, the student will move to either full or provisional acceptance and may start the MBA program.

6. Grading for BA 500 is on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Credit awarded for BA 500 will not count toward graduation requirements for the MBA program.

7. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL test: a score on the electronic version of 100 is required; a score of 550 is required on the paper version.

  • Accelerated MBA Program Admission Requirements:

1. Current Limestone College students must submit the accelerated MBA application after the student has completed 70 undergraduate hours.

2. A 3.5 GPA with at least 45 hours completed in residence at Limestone.

3. One letter of recommendation

Note: Admitted students will be allowed to begin classes after they have earned 90 undergraduate hours, preferable in their second semester of the senior year.

  • 4+1 MBA Program Admission Requirements:

1. Incoming freshmen students can apply to begin the 4+1 MBA program in their senior year of high school. The application for their desired undergraduate program must be completed as well.

2. A SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 26 and a HS GPA of 3.7

3. One letter of recommendation

  • 2+1 MBA Program Admission Requirements:

1. Transfer students from technical or community colleges must apply to the 2+1 MBA program. The application for their desired undergraduate program must be completed as well.

2. Students must have an earned associates degree with a 3.5 GPA

3. One letter of recommendation

Note: Admitted students will be allowed to begin classes after they have earned 90 undergraduate hours, preferable in their second semester of the senior year

Master of Social Work

Candidates for admission to the Limestone MSW program are evaluated based on ability and achievement. Limestone’s MSW program is limited in the number of students it can accept. Admission is competitive and only applicants with fully completed application packets will be reviewed.  The MSW Admissions Committee will consider all components of the application in its admission decision. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis for full admission. 

For Full Admission into the graduate program: (Advanced Standing)

  1. Official Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Social Work from CSWE accredited. Recent graduates of Limestone College will not be required to have an official transcript sent from the Limestone College Registrar’s office. The Graduate Studies Program will obtain the document.
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. Resume
  4. One of the following requirements are met:
    1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with either a BA, BS, or BSW degree in Social Work, with a minimum 3.00 overall GPA.
    2. Hold a bachelor's degree in Social Work from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3 years of management experience
    3. No GRE or GMAT is required.
  5. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL test: a score on the electronic version of 100 is required; a score of 550 is required on the paper version. This requirement may be waived if the student provides evidence the completed an accredited ESL program.
  6. Students who transfer in a maximum of 6 graduate-level credit hours, will earn the status of Fully Accepted.

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