Admission Requirements

International students applying to attend Washburn University on an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to complete a separate application process for both the university and the MBA program. The university admission process is through the Office of International Programs, and the MBA application process is through the School of Business.  Only one online application form is required, and the link can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions regarding the university application process for international students, please contact

The Washburn MBA program examines each application on a holistic basis that includes educational background, work history, letters of recommendation and other applicant-specific qualifications that suggest you would be a good MBA candidate. This admissions process has allowed Washburn to consistently attract top students with a wide range of backgrounds. Depending on the applicant's academic history, opportunities are available for either full or provisional admission. In most cases, fully-admitted students are not required to take graduate entrance exams such as the GMAT and GRE. Both undergraduate and non-business majors are encouraged to apply.

Admission Requirements

  • University credential equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (2.8 GPA for Washburn graduates/AACSB-accredited business school graduates) on a 4.0 scale
    • GPA must be verified by an official course-by-course evaluation report from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).
    • ECE/WES evaluations are not required for all applicants. Check with the Office of International Programs to verify if this requirement is applicable to you.
  • Demonstrated High Level Language Proficiency
    • Balanced TOEFL iBT score of 80 or better OR balanced IELTS score of 6.5 or better OR Duolingo English Test overview score of 115 or better
    • NOTE: Applicants from English-speaking countries, as determined by the Washburn University Office of International Programs, are not required to provide English proficiency test scores.
  • Two letters of reference
  • Official undergraduate university transcripts and official course-by-course evaluation report by ECE or WES

If you have any questions regarding the application form or process for international students, please contact

Application Priority Deadlines

Spring semester : November 15
Summer semester: April 1
Fall semester: June 15

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School of Business
Henderson Room 114
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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Ph: 785.670.1308
Fax: 785-670-1063

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