Applications

To be considered for admission to the MBA Program, students must provide the information listed below to the Dr. Billie Doris McAda Graduate School.

  1. A bachelor's degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A completed application form
  3. Official transcripts of all previous college course work (including verification of an earned bachelor's degree)
  4. An official score on either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  5. International students (from countries where English is not the native language) must provide the documents listed above as well as an official score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, ITEP, or PTE to the Office of International Services.
  6. Once your application is fully submitted, you will be promptly notified of the committee's decision on your application. Assuming you are admitted, I will serve as your academic advisor, and we will work together to plan your course of study to ensure your successful completion of the program.
GMAT/GRE Waiver

Members of Beta Gamma Sigma and/or individuals that have a prior graduate or terminal (e.g., M.D., J.D., Ph.D.) degree are exempted from the GMAT requirement. 

GMAT / GRE may be waived by the MBA Coordinator with conditional admission for applicants who satisfies any of the following conditions:

  1. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 from U.S. post‐secondary institutions
  2. Minimum major GPA of 3.5 from U.S. post‐secondary institutions
  3. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 from at least 9 hours of graduate-level course work from U.S. post‐secondary Institutions
  4. A quantitatively oriented professional certification
  5. Other standardized test scores demonstrating a comparable quantitative ability
  6. Significant professional work experiences

GMAT / GRE waived exceptions are made on a case‐by‐case basis by the MBA coordinator.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application. Feel free to contact us at graduateschool@msutexas.edu or at 940-397-4625.

Admission

We offer two types of admission:

Unconditional Admission: Student is not required to satisfy any conditions.
Conditional Admission: The student is required to achieve an accumulated GPA of 3.0 for the first 12 graduate credit hours.

Costs

DCOBA MBA has the second-lowest-cost in Texas. The tuition and fees for 33 hours MBA program are projected to be approximately $10,493.05 for in-state students and $12,638.05 for out-of-state students. International students are encouraged to seek tuition waivers to pay out-of-state tuition and not full international student rates.

International students who are granted a competitive waiver or tuition waiver pay out-of-state tuition. If you are an F-1 visa student, see your itemized cost estimate. Additionally, health insurance is estimated to be $2,600/year and living expense is estimated to be $6,000/year.

Please consult the Fee & Rate Chart and University's Tuition and Fee Calculator for more details. DCOBA program is one of the most affordable and least expensive MBAs in the nation for both domestic and international students.

Graduate assistant positions are available to many students. MSU Texas has a number of graduate merit scholarships, graduate assistantships, tuition waivers, and competitive waivers. All of which are awarded on a competitive basis.

Scholarships 

Dillard College of Business Administration offers more than $150,000 in scholarships annually to our students. MBA students are eligible for Merit-Graduate School Scholarships, Sheppard Military MBA Scholarship, Energy Management Concentration Scholarship, Prothro-Yeager Scholarship, Jim Mimms Scholarships, Tom C. White Competitive Scholarships, and Military Dependents Scholarships. Twenty-five to thirty-five percent of our MBA student population are awarded scholarships based on academic and personal achievement.   

Dillard Graduate Assistantships are also available to our MBA students. A Graduate Assistant is required to work 19 hours per week with 2-3 Dillard faculty members. Responsibilities of Graduate Assistants may include research, grading, assisting faculty with face-to-face and online courses, or assisting with prep in regards to ADA requirements. The stipend for a Graduate Assistant is $4,000 per semester

Graduate Assistantship and Scholarship applications will be sent out at the beginning of your first semester. Both international and domestic students are eligible for available scholarships and assistantships.