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Admissions Information


Students interested in applying to any of the online degree programs at Our Lady of the Lake University have access to a wealth of support and guidance from helpful staff members. If you have any questions or need assistance at any point in the application process, simply call an admissions advisor at 855-275-1082.

Admissions requirements and procedures vary for each online program at Our Lady of the Lake, you can find details for each program listed below:

 

Requirements for the Online Master of Business Administration:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.50* for cumulative undergraduate work or 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work. Applicants must also show evidence of adequate preparation for MBA studies through appropriate business course work: six hours of accounting, six hours of economics, three hours of statistics, three hours of business law, three hours of management, and three hours of finance. All prior business courses must have been completed within the last 6 years. Students who have not taken these courses can satisfy the requirement through the MBA Boot Camp program
  • Provide a list of three references knowledgeable about the applicant’s managerial and/or professional performance.
  • A personal statement of one to two double-spaced pages describing your long-range professional and scholarly interests
  • A complete and current résumé
  • International students must supply additional information. See the International Students page for 
details.
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work

*Candidates with a GPA near, but below, a 2.50 may be considered for the MBA program with an additional GPA Statement to discuss the circumstances surrounding the undergraduate GPA and plans to be successful at the graduate level

Requirements for the Online Master of Science in Accounting:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completed six undergraduate Accounting classes (including Principles of Accounting and Intermediate Accounting) and two business law courses or their equivalent *****(Minimum of 30 credit hours of upper division Accounting courses, above Principles of Accounting I & II)
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.50 for cumulative undergraduate work or 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work.
  • A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT); test must have been taken within the last six years
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work
  • Two letters of recommendation regarding your character, motivation, and intellectual ability
  • A personal statement of one to two double-spaced pages describing your long-range professional and scholarly interests

Requirements for the Online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • An associate’s degree in Nursing or a diploma from an accredited* school with a minimum GPA Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work of 2.50 for previous undergraduate work
  • Must hold an unencumbered RN license in the state in which you intend to complete clinical placement

*Students with a Nationally accredited diploma must be required to complete a competency exam before graduation of BSN.

Requirements for the Online Master of Science in Nursing:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work
  • Two satisfactory academic and/or professional recommendations
  • Must hold an unencumbered RN license in the state in which you intend to complete clinical placement
  • A complete and current résumé
  • Telephone or videoconference interview, if requested

Requirements for the Online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.50* for cumulative undergraduate work or 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work.
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work
  • A personal statement of one to two double-spaced pages describing your long-range professional and scholarly interests
  • Two letters of professional recommendation not more than one year old (recommendation form available upon request)
  • A complete and current résumé
  • A completed interview questionnaire (provided by your Program Manager)
  • International students must supply additional information. See the International Students page for 
details.

*Candidates with a GPA near, but below, a 2.50 may be considered for the MBA program with an additional GPA Statement to discuss the circumstances surrounding the undergraduate GPA and plans to be successful at the graduate level.

Requirements for the Online Master of Science in Social Work – Concentration:

For the concentration MSW program (31 credit hours, for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited program) all of the following is required for consideration:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • A bachelor’s degree in social work from a program accredited by The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 in all undergraduate course work and cumulative social work major
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work
  • Three letters of recommendation not more than one year old (at least one from an academician if in school within the last 3 years, others from employers or supervisors)
  • A personal statement addressing the following areas: motivation for graduate studies, motivation for social work, social work related employment and/or volunteer experiences, social work career goals, and understanding of and identification with the Worden School of Social Service mission
  • A complete and current résumé

Requirements for the Online Master of Science in Social Work – Foundation:

For the foundation MSW program (54 credit hours, for all other undergraduate degrees) all of the following is required for consideration:

  • A complete application: OLLU Online Application
  • $40 application fee: OLLU Application Fee
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.50*, or a 3.00 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary work
  • Three letters of recommendation not more than one year old (at least one from an academician if in school within the last 3 years, others from employers or supervisors)
  • A personal statement addressing the following areas: motivation for graduate studies, motivation for social work, social work related employment and/or volunteer experiences, social work career goals, and understanding of and identification with the Worden School of Social Service mission
  • A complete and current résumé

*If cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.00, but above 2.50, an additional GPA statement will be required to discuss the circumstances surrounding the undergraduate GPA and plans to be successful at the graduate level.

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