How to Apply

Most students begin during the Fall Term, although applications are considered year-round


The priority application for the following Fall Term is July 15.

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

  1. Bachelor's degree with demonstrated quantitative ability
    • Calculus: One year required with grade of B or better
    • Statistics: One course required with grade B or better; One year recommended
    • Econometrics: One course with a B or better is highly recommended
    • Computer Programming: Some familiarity and a willingness to learn is required
  2. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)
  3. GRE of 1000 or GMAT of 500 (may be waived, depending upon candidate's academic background)
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. International applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency
    • TOEFL of 570/230/89; or
    • IELTS 6.5; or
    • Successful completion of the highest level of an English language program recognized by Cal Lutheran
  7. Work experience preferred but not required

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

Program entry point is typically late August (Fall Term). In some cases other entry points are possible.

Prospective international students: please see international application procedures.