Admission Standards

The standards of admission to Lindenwood University are selective, yet flexible. We do expect our applicants to have a sound academic preparation for college, and we carefully examine each applicant’s record to determine whether or not the student has the potential to be successful at Lindenwood. Lindenwood University consciously seeks a diverse student body and welcomes applicants from all socioeconomic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. We also value geographical diversity and welcome international students to our campus.

Program-Specific Admission Standards

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Administration

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Master of Science in Information Technology

Admission to the Graduate Business Programs or Information Technology Program in LCIE is granted to students who demonstrate academic preparedness and the potential for academic excellence. Once accepted, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students whose GPA falls below the 3.0 minimum will be subject to academic probation or suspension, as outlined in the Academic Standards section of this catalog. For more information about academic standards, please refer to that section of the catalog.

Criteria for Admission

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Business Programs or the Information Technology Program in LCIE, applicants must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit an official transcript showing the completion of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate studies.
  2. Submit a personal statement describing the applicant’s personal business or information technology experience or philosophy or describing the applicant’s decision to attend business school or the information technology program and addressing his or her personal or business goals upon completion of the program.
  3. Submit a current resume.
  4. Provide three letters of recommendation.
  5. Interview with the dean of LCIE or the appropriate program director.

Applicants to the Graduate Business or Information Technology Programs in LCIE who do not meet the required 3.0 grade point for admission may be granted conditional acceptance. In this case, the submission of a GRE or GMAT score may be considered in support of an application for admission. Conditional admit students may remain in conditional status for no more than 18 credit hours. Before advancing to degree candidacy, conditionally accepted candidates’ academic performances will be reviewed twice by the LCIE dean—once upon completion of the first nine credit hours and again upon completion of 18 credit hours. Failure to meet the required 3.0 cumulative grade point average upon the completion of 18 credit hours will result in dismissal from the degree program. In addition, any conditionally accepted student receiving one course grade of “F” or two course grades of “C” during the first nine credit hours will be dismissed from the program without the option to complete 18 credit hours.