You have high standards. So do we.

Our selective degree programs are designed for working professionals who have achieved career success and are building momentum toward advancing further. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to apply—no matter what your academic background or career experience.

We’ll consider your:

Academic Records

In addition to your GPA from each college or university you’ve attended, we’ll also look at what you studied, your balance of “poet” (communications) to “quant” (quantitative and analytical) courses, and the overall trend of your grades. Our students’ grade point averages vary by degree, but the overall average is 3.3.


If you’ve taken the test more than once within the last five years, we’ll only look at your highest scores and at your quantitative and verbal score balance. The average GMAT score for our online MBA students is 636, our MS averages vary by degree.

Work and Leadership Experience

Most students enter with at least two years of relevant work experience after their undergraduate degree—we look at your career responsibilities as well as demonstrated leadership abilities on your resume and beyond.

Letter of Recommendation

We want to make sure Kelley is your best degree option—your recommender, someone who knows you academically and professionally, will help us gain a complete understanding of you and your capabilities.

Personal Statement

You are more than your test scores and GPA—this is your place to share your story, leadership experience, and career goals—and demonstrate your writing and communication style.

International Students

If English isn’t your first language, you’ll also need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Our students’ average TOEFL scores are 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, and 79 on the internet-based test. On the IELTS, a minimum of 6.5 is required.

You are ready for more success

Your investment in Kelley will offer great returns, delivering skills to advance your career from day one. Our tuition rates are competitive—and you may qualify for scholarships or financial aid including veteran’s benefits or tuition assistance from your employer.

Now is the time to go from moment to momentum.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:
Fall: July 1, 2015
Spring: Feb. 2, 2016

International Applicants:
Fall: June 1, 2015
Spring: Jan. 4, 2016

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