Admission Requirements

The Professional MBA (PMBA) attracts candidates from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Admission decisions are based on the strength of the application as a whole. Outstanding qualities in one area may compensate for weakness in another. Competitive applicants tend to have strong GMAT or GRE scores, several years of quality work experience, and undergraduate GPAs 3.3 or higher.

Application Requirements

All candidates seeking admission to the PMBA must submit the following:

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcript showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. or foreign equivalent
  • GMAT or GRE score*
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Three reference letters (at least one must be from a professional reference)

*The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived for candidates that meet certain conditions. Please submit a GMAT/GRE Waiver request form with your complete application in order to be considered for a waiver.

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USF is accepting GMAT/GRE Waiver requests for candidates who are unable to test in a testing center or meet at-home testing requirements as stipulated by GMAC or ETS

Additional details regarding admission requirements and application deadlines may be found in the graduate catalog