Admission Requirements

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Online drop-in hours:

Monday: 1 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 – 11 a.m.

Out of Office Hours:  Drop-in office hours will be unavailable Dec. 23, 26, and 30 and Jan. 2, 2023.

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Application Components

The applications for spring and fall open on August 1st of each year. While you can apply to the program early in August, the Office of Graduate Admissions completes transcript evaluations in a particular order. A transcript evaluation is one of the admission requirements for the program and is used to confirm you have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Here are the transcript processing timelines:

  • Spring Start: August – December
  • Fall Start: January – July

Applicants are encouraged to complete their program application at least two weeks prior to the regular admission period deadline (see Admission Deadlines for details). Please take the time to read through each admission requirement, so that you are prepared to complete the program application.
The University of Utah Residency Office determines residency status for tuition purposes. Please take the time to complete the questions pertaining to residency on the program application. You may contact the Residency Office with questions about your residency status.

Once your application is complete, it will be included in the bi-weekly committee review for an official admission decision. We define a completed application as submission of your application, submission of your video essay, a completed transcript evaluation, and both letters of recommendation received.

The David Eccles School of Business seeks candidates who are professional and ethical. These behaviors are considered when making admission decisions. Candidates are expected to demonstrate professional and ethical conduct and disposition in their interactions with program staff, fellow students, and faculty.

MSIS Online applicants must have completed the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. An academic or employment background specifically in business is not required to apply for the MSIS Online program.

International applicants holding a three-year bachelor’s degree should contact the International Admissions Office to determine if additional coursework will be needed before applying to a graduate program.

Applicants must have earned their degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

For Fall 2023, we can now accept third-party course-by-course transcript evaluations from these NACES members: If you have a copy of your course-by course evaluation, please email it to

For international applicants who attended an institution that did not use a 4.0 GPA scale, transcripts will be evaluated by University of Utah International Admissions officers. Your GPA will be converted to a 4.0-scale equivalent after you submit your application. A third-party transcript evaluation is not required.

The GMAT/GRE are optional for admissions. Applicants who have taken an exam may submit their official scores to strengthen an application. 

Official scores can take up to four weeks to reach the university.  

Submission codes for your test scores are as follows:
GMAT Code: K0R-S3-78
GRE/TOEFL Code: 4853 

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency and the ability to contribute to classroom discussions and interact in a team environment.

International applicants who do not hold either a bachelor or graduate degree from a U.S. or English-speaking institution are required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo standardized exam and submit an official score report. Click here for more info and to find a list of countries where English proficiency may not be required.

Eccles School minimum score requirements:

  • TOEFL: 85
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Duolingo: 105

Applicants who score below the minimums are required to retake the exams to be considered for admission. Test dates must fall within two years of submitting your application and paying your application fee to be valid. Our office cannot use expired test scores to evaluate the English proficiency requirement. A video interview is required for admission. Please note the Eccles School has different minimum score requirements than the University.

Score Reporting

Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores take 2-4 weeks to reach the University, and official scores need to be received and processed before application deadlines. Applications will not be reviewed until the official score has been received. Please account for this timeline when scheduling exams and sending official score reports.

  • Our TOEFL code is 4853 for the University of Utah. Please note that paper-based exam scores are not accepted.
  • During or after the IELTS exam, you will have the option to select the University of Utah to report your score electronically.