How to Apply

Applications are considered year-round. Admitted students may start the program at the beginning of any term.


Priority Application Deadlines
Fall Term (Aug-Nov)

July 15

Winter Term (Nov-Feb)

October 1

Spring Term (Feb-May) January 15
Summer Term (May-Aug) April 15

Assured Admission

All Cal Lutheran seniors, alumni, and Professionals students will be offered Assured Admission into the Cal Lutheran MBA program, with admission based on being a Business major with a minimum 3.0 GPA in upper degree coursework. Learn more

Admission decisions for regular graduate standing are based on a review of the following materials in the candidate's file:

  1. A completed application and non-refundable application fee
  2. Graduate Program Advisement with an admission counselor
  3. Resume
  4. Official Transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university verifying the applicant’s bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Normally, a grade point average of approximately 3.0 or higher in upper division undergraduate work is expected.  Official transcripts must be ordered and sent directly to Cal Lutheran via certified e-transcript or mail. We recommend e-transcript if available at your institution.
    1. By email:
      If a selection list is available please choose:
      California Lutheran University
      or use the following email address
      for direct entry:

    2. By mail:
      California Lutheran University
      60 West Olsen Road, #2200
      Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700
  5. Two academic or professional recommendations
  6. Personal statement

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.

Call (805) 493-3325 to speak with an admission counselor.