Graduate programs in business admissions

Students applying for admission to the graduate programs in business must submit the following materials to the office of adult and graduate studies. (Forms below are available in Adobe Acrobat(R) format. If you do not have the Acrobat Reader(R), you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader(R) at no charge.)


Special student status
Special student status may be granted to applicants to complete nine semester hours of coursework prior to regular admission to the graduate programs in business. During the first nine semester hours, special students must demonstrate an ability to maintain a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) to be considered for regular admission

As space allows, special student status also may be granted to non-degree-seeking students who hold a bachelor's degree. Applicants should complete special student status forms as a part of the application process.

Transfer credit

If completed within five years of the application date, up to six semester hours (or nine quarter hours) of graduate credit may be transferred to the graduate programs in business from another accredited institution. Credits transferred must be approved by the director of the graduate programs in business. Workshop credits are not transferable.

Send completed application materials and fees to:
Office of Adult and Graduate Education
Bluffton University
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104