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Admissions Information

Terms begin August, January, May
Preferred application dates for Fall semester April 29 (international) June 1 (domestic)
Domestic application fee $35
International application fee $45
GPA requirement 2.5 minimum
GMAT requirement 450 minimum
TOEFL (International Students) 79 (Internet Based)

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants can apply on line at the Graduate Studies web site, or a paper copy may be printed from the Graduate Studies site. Paper applications can also be obtained from the Graduate School in room 309-B of Burgin Dossett Hall or the College of Business and Technology Graduate Office in room 214 of Sam Wilson Hall.

The application materials include the following:

  • A completed official application (can be completed on-line)
  • A personal essay of 150 to 300 words (can be completed on-line)
  • A Residency Inquiry Form if claiming Tennessee residency
  • One official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate work, except previous coursework taken at ETSU
  • Payment of the required nonrefundable application fee of $35 for domestic students; $45 for international students (can be completed on-line)
  • An official GMAT score report

All materials should be submitted to the ETSU Graduate School at the following address:

East Tennessee State University
School of Graduate Studies
P. O. Box 70720
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710


For more information contact The College of Business and Technology (CBAT) Graduate Business Studies by e-mailing pointer@etsu.edu or phone 423-439-5314.