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Bachelor & Master of Science Degree Admissions

Overview

All current American University undergraduate students have the option to apply for admission to MS programs at the Kogod School of Business as Combined Bachelors/Masters applicants while still enrolled in their undergraduate program.

Students interested in admission to a Kogod School of Business MS program as a combined bachelors/masters applicant must:

  1. First meet with a Kogod undergraduate academic advisor to confirm that their degree plan is designed to best accommodate the Bachelors/Masters option, if admitted. Please make an appointment online or call 202-885-1914 to schedule a Combined Bachelors/Masters advising appointment.
  2. Next meet with a Kogod graduate advisor to confirm which courses are eligible for sharing. Print off the KSB Combined Bachelors/Masters Confirmation Form and bring to the meeting. Please make an appointment online.
  3. Complete the full Kogod graduate application process as outlined in the Application Guide, including submission of all official supplemental application materials according to Combined Bachelors/Masters deadlines. Please be sure to select the BS/MS program option from the list of Academic Programs. They are towards the bottom of the list. (Example: BS/MSA instead of MSA). Applications are considered complete when all supplemental application materials have been received:
    • Resume

    • Statement of Purpose

    • Unofficial (or official) transcript

    • For MSF: GRE or GMAT (waived for students who meet the Guaranteed Admissions criteria listed below). For all other programs: GRE or GMAT or Supplemental Essay (waived for students who meet Guaranteed Admissions criteria listed below).

    • KSB Combined Bachelors/Masters Confirmation Form

    • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Standards for Guaranteed Admission

All current American University undergraduate students may apply for the combined bachelors/masters program however, current AU undergraduate students with a 3.25 cumulative GPA and who meet the prerequisites below are eligible for guaranteed admissions. Once your application and all required items are received (including an interview, if required) you will automatically be admitted within 10 business days.

If you do not meet the requirements for Guaranteed Admission you are still eligible to apply for the combined bachelors/masters through our regular admissions process.

Graduate Program Cumulative GPA Requirement Kogod Undergraduate
Student Prerequisites
AU (non-Kogod) Undergraduate Student Prerequisites
MS in Accounting 3.25 Minimum grade of B+ in ACCT-240, ACCT-241, and FIN-365 Minimum grade of B+ in STAT-202 or STAT-203 (or higher), ECON-100 and ECON-200
MS in Analytics
*Interview Required
3.25 Minimum grade of B in ITEC-200
Minimum grade of B+ in STATS-202
Guaranteed Admissions Unavailable
MS in Finance
With a 3.25 GPA you can apply to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement.
3.25 Minimum grade of B+ in ACCT-240, ACCT-241, and FIN-365 Minimum grade of B+ in STAT-202 or STAT-203 (or higher), ACCT-240, ECON-100 and ECON-200
MS in Marketing
*Interview Required
3.25 Minimum grade of B in MKTG-300 Minimum grade of B in MKTG-300 or MKTG-250
MS in Real Estate 3.25 N/A N/A
MS in Sustainability Management 3.25 N/A N/A
MS in Taxation 3.25 Minimum grade of B+ in ACCT-240, and ACCT-244 or MGMT-203 Minimum grade of B+ in ACCT-240, and ACCT-244 or MGMT-203