Apply to the Graduate School

You can start graduate work in the MBA and MAcc programs at the beginning of any semester. The Executive MBA program begins in every other January; contact us for more information. The complete application packet consists of the following items:

Personal Data Application Form—This form is found in the Millsaps College Graduate Application and must be completed in its entirety. An essay and a professional résumé will need to be submitted as part of the application process.

Official GMAT score—The GMAT exam must be taken prior to admission to the Millsaps MBA or MAcc programs. The GMAT exam is not required for admission into the Executive MBA program; however, if the applicant has taken the GMAT, it is advisable to submit the score with the application. While no absolute minimum score is required, a score of 500 or better is preferred. For more information on the GMAT, visit Candidates with three or more years of significant work experience may be eligible for admission without taking the GMAT. For more information, call Graduate Admissions at 601.974.1253.

Official Transcripts—An undergraduate degree is required for admission to the MBA or MAcc program. However, the undergraduate degree does not have to be in a business-related field. Many Millsaps MBA students have undergraduate degrees with majors in areas other than business. MAcc candidates who have little or no academic background in accounting will be required to take undergraduate prerequisite courses. Official academic transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Two Letters of Recommendation—These letters should be academic or professional recommendations. Additional recommendations are optional. Recommendations may be submitted online or mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Interview—An interview with the Director or Associate Director of Graduate Admissions is requested. In cases where travel to Jackson is required, telephone interviews may be sufficient.

Application items may be sent in separately. Once the application packet is complete, it will be forwarded to the Graduate Admissions Committee for review. A decision will be communicated to the candidate from the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Early Start Program

Current Millsaps undergraduate BBA students who wish to continue straight into the graduate business programs at Millsaps may start, in some cases, before they complete their undergraduate degree. To learn more about this program, visit the Early Start webpage.

Nondegree Students/Auditing Classes

A student-at-large is one who wishes to take a graduate class but is not interested in obtaining the formal degree. A student-at-large is one who has previously obtained an MBA or MAcc degree or who is presently working for an advanced degree in the graduate school of another accredited university and is accepted for registration in the graduate program at Millsaps. Students under this category must be in good standing at their graduate school and provide Millsaps with a letter from their home college stating that the purpose for attending Millsaps is to transfer credit to the home college. A student-at-large must meet admissions committee standards as well as prerequisites for chosen courses.

Courses may be audited with the approval of the Dean of the Else School. Students must indicate their intention to audit at the time of registration. The student must pay regular tuition and fees for auditing courses.

Complete and submit an application for nondegree graduate admission.

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