Applications are considered year-round. Candidates for admission to the MSIT program should submit a completed application portfolio preferably 45 days prior to the start of the term. Admitted students may begin the program at the beginning of any term. Admission decisions for regular graduate standing are based on a review of the following materials in the candidate's file:
- A completed application and nonrefundable application fee
- Official transcripts showing a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S.
institution. Normally, a grade point average of approximately 3.0 or higher in upper
division undergraduate work is expected.
Note: All applicants who have completed their undergraduate work at an institution outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency to a U.S. bachelor's degree. Cal Lutheran reserves the right to request GMAT or GRE scores to assist in admission decisions, although they are not always required. If available, please send a copy of your score(s) with your application. All international students applying to the MSIT program must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. A minimum score of 88 on TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS is expected.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Test scores: Applicants whose undergraduate records do not satisfy the criteria set
forth below must include Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record
Exam (GRE) scores in their admission portfolio. The GMAT may be waived for candidates
who present an official transcript of previous college work from a regionally accredited
college or university reflecting any one of the following criteria:
- an undergraduate, upper division grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; or
- a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the most recent 60 credits of study consisting of any of the following: graduate course work, upper division post baccalaureate course work (exclusive of extension or continuing education work), and upper division undergraduate course work; or
- a previously earned master's degree.
- An interview with an Admission Counselor
Prospective international students: please see international application procedures.
Foundation courses may be needed for those who do not meet prerequisite requirements into the program. Such foundation courses do not count towards the degree