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Carroll School of Management Graduate Programs

How To Apply

The Boston College MSA program welcomes applications from graduates of accredited colleges and universities. Applying is straightforward, but the process varies slightly if you are an international student, if you have applied to our MSA program in the past, or if you’re applying for a dual-degree program.

The first step in the admission process is to check our deadlines. Next, submit the online application for admission, together with the following materials:

  • Nonrefundable application fee of $100 USD
  • GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years; GMAT school code: 44x-J5-96, GRE school code: 3033
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores (if applicable) from within the past two years; TOEFL school code: 3033
  • Transcripts from every college or university in which you were enrolled in a degree-granting program
  • Your current resume, including educational information and employment history
  • A separate Employment History, using the form provided within the online application
  • Recommendations from two individuals who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success (see the online application for details)
  • Two personal essays, using the guidelines provided below:

Essay 1:  Please discuss how you plan to achieve your short and long term career goals. What challenges will you face and how will you leverage your academic and professional experiences to achieve these goals? (500 words, 12 point font, double-spaced)

Essay 2:  Please indicate your reasons for applying to the Carroll School of Management. What unique characteristics of the Boston College MSA program resonate with you both personally and professionally? (500 words, 12 point font, double-spaced)

Optional Essay (select one):

1. Please introduce yourself to the BC community. Feel free to be creative in expressing your message. (500 words)

2. Is there any aspect of your candidacy that you would like to explain in more detail? (500 words)


Questions? Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions