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Required Documentation for All Degree Seeking Applicants


1. Submit and complete your online application by the priority deadlines:

  • Spring Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of October
    • International: September 1
  • Fall Admission
    • Domestic: First Monday of June
    • International: May 1
  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete.

2. Submit Official Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities

  • Applicants should send official, electronic transcripts to from the issuing institution. Scanned copies, PDFs or photos sent by the applicant or any third party are not accepted.
    • If electronic copies are not an option, please have your institution fax your official transcripts to the following number:720-778-5845.
  • MSU Denver official transcripts, or transcripts previously submitted to the university, do not need to be re-requested. The application system will acknowledge MSU Denver records and/or previously submitted transcripts 8-10 business days after the application is submitted.
  • International transcripts must also have an official English translation done by a certified translator and a professional course-by-course evaluation showing equivalency to a U.S. bachelor's degree. 
    • Applicants can view a full list of acceptable evaluation provider at
    • The evaluation company should provide the official evaluation to at the applicant’s request.

3. Submit one of the following Required Application Materials:

  • Proof of a previously earned graduate degree (masters or doctorate)
  • A Professional Portfolio highlighting aspects of your professional experience sent to
    • Applicants providing the portfolio must have:
      • a bachelor's degree and
      • document at least five (5) years of significant and progressive experience.


4. Submit both Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Your Resume
  • Personal Statement / Essay
    • The personal statement / essay is a critical part of your admission application and will be the basis for evaluation of your writing skills, capacity for self-awareness, and personal growth.
    • Average length is between 2-5 pages.
    • Please use a serif font (e.g., Times New Roman or Georgia),12 point font, and double space.
    • Address the following information in your essay:
      • the significant factors influencing your decision to pursue an MBA degree,
      • your relevant strengths, characteristics, and professional and leadership experiences,
      • your career goals,
      • why you believe the MSU Denver MBA program is best suited for your educational and professional goals, and
      • how you will manage the rigorous demands of graduate education.


Applicants can submit updated materials any time before the admission deadline. Admission decisions are typically returned to applicants within 4-6 weeks of the deadline. 

For more details on the essay, portfolio, or GMAT exam, please email

   Degree Seeking Priority Deadlines

Fall Priority

  • Domestic:
    • Priority Deadline: First Monday in June
      June 7, 2021

  • International: May 1 


*Free Application Days: February 13 & 14, 2021!*


Spring Priority

  • Domestic:
    • Priority Deadline: First Monday in October
      October 4, 2021

  • International: September 1
   Non-Degree Seeking Application Deadlines


  • Domestic: First Monday of January
  • International: N/A



  • Domestic: First Monday of August
  • International: N/A
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