MBA/Ed.D. Degree | Admission Information

MBA Admission
In order to be considered for admission to the MBA/Ed.D. Program, prospective students apply through the Neeley School of Business MBA Program.

Admission to the Neeley MBA program is very competitive. You should have a strong academic background and the ability to perform in a highly interactive, team-based learning environment. You must also demonstrate maturity, strong motivation and leadership potential. Candidates should have or expect to earn a bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university. (Special Note: Students are only admitted to the MBA program in the fall semester.)

Applicants must complete the application process by March 1 and be admitted to the MBA Program by March 15. Once admitted to the MBA Program, the College of Education will review the applicant's file and make an admissions decision about the Ed.D portion of the program by April 1.  

Admission Application Checklist
To be considered for admission, you must supply:  

  • Application Form - Access our online application form.
  • Application Essays - Are submitted with the online application. Click here to review the questions.
  • Application Fee - A credit card payment of $100 is collected when the online application is submitted.
  • Official Test Scores - The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is expected of all applicants. To request score reports or register for the GMAT, visit GRE may be considered on an exceptional basis.  No other entrance exam (MCAT, LSAT, etc.) will be considered.
  • Recommendations - As a part of the online application, you will be asked to provide contact information for three individuals who could provide professional recommendations if contacted by the Admissions Committee during the review process.  As you decide who to list, please note that we are seeking recommendations from individuals who are familiar with you from a professional setting, as opposed to personal friends or former faculty members.  The Admissions Committee will decide which recommenders will be contacted during the review process. Please note that paper recommendations or letters will not be accepted.
  • College Transcripts - As a part of the application, you will be required to upload a copy of your transcripts from your degree-issuing university and from any university at which you completed graduate-level course work.  These documents will be used in the admission review processIf you are admitted, official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities will be required.  We reserve the right to rescind an offer of admission should any misrepresentation occur. Credentials presented in a language other than English must be submitted with a certified English translation. For transcripts from colleges or universities outside the U.S., an evaluation from a professional evaluation agency within the U.S. may be requested.  Applicants from China should note that all of the following are required: Grade Transcripts, Bachelor Degree Certification and Diploma.
  • Applicants who are not native English speakers must also submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information about the TOEFL is available at
  • Admission Interview (invitation only) - Required for admission, but not all applicants are invited to interview. After a preliminary review of the application, candidates selected for an interview will be notified by e-mail or phone. 


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Dr. Darron Turner
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TCU Box 297090
Jarvis Hall 228
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