Graduate Admissions

MBA ADMISSIONS

Get the degree everyone is looking for, a Limestone MBA.

Limestone University evaluates potential students on the basis of ability and achievement. We are limited in the number of students we accept. We make every effort to admit students with the appropriate balance of academic and professional achievements, coupled with their particular interests and talents, that makes them poised for success in our program.

Each applicant will be asked to provide:
  • Baccalaureate and any graduate transcripts from each college or university attended
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably one related to work experience and one to the academic experience. Recommendations by family members are not acceptable.

Students will be informed in writing of the graduate committee’s decision on admittance into the program.

Limestone University has three distinct levels of acceptance, including:

  • Full Acceptance

    To be considered for full admission into Limestone University's online MBA Program, candidates will need to submit the following:

    • One letter of recommendation.
    • Official Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related field.
    • One of the following requirements are met:

      • Hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with either a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a business related field
      • Hold a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.25 overall GPA 
      • Hold a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3 years of management experience
      • An acceptable score on either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). An acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test is defined as: (200 X Undergraduate GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 1,000 or (200 X Graduate Work GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 1,200.

    For more information, we invite you to contact Limestone University by email at mba@limestone.edu or by phone, (864) 488-4370.  To get started today, simply CLICK HERE to apply online!

  • Provisional Acceptance

    Provisional acceptance may be given to qualified students who demonstrate a minimum of five (5) years of management experience in their related field. Students seeking provisional acceptance are not required to submit an official GMAT or GRE score. Students that are provisionally accepted into the program will be informed of the conditions to be met for full admission status and the deadlines for meeting each condition.

    To be considered for provisional admission into Limestone University's online MBA Program, candidates will need to submit the following:

    • One letter of recommendation.
    • Official Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related field.
    • Proof of at least five (5) years of management related experience or sufficient undergraduate GPA.
    • One of the following requirements are met:

      • 5 or more years of management experience and a GPA of 2.6 -2.99 undergraduate GPA (exceptions can be made based on years since graduation and level of experience)
      • An acceptable score on either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). An acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test is defined as: (200 X Undergraduate GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 800 or (200 X Graduate Work GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 950

    After completion of 15 credit hours, all provisionally-accepted online MBA students will be automatically reassessed for full acceptance. The 15 graduate semester hours may a combination of credit hours earned in Limestone University online MBA program and up to six (6) credit hours transferred from another institution into the online MBA program. Once the student’s records are reassessed for full candidacy, a one-time $50 non-refundable fee will be charged for the records review.

    For more information, we invite you to contact Limestone University by email at mba@limestone.edu or by phone, (864) 488-4370.  To get started today, simply CLICK HERE to apply online!

  • Conditional Acceptance

    Conditional acceptance may be given to qualified students who meet the requirements of full or provisional acceptance but did not major in business. Students who did not major in business are required to take the following undergraduate course to fully prepare them for the academic rigor of Limestone’s online MBA program:

    BA 500 - Foundations in Business
    The purpose of this course is to give non-business majors or those not comfortable in specific business topics a basic understanding of business to ensure success in an MBA program. Depending on each student’s prior academic background, a different number of foundational modules may be required. Grading is on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Credit awarded for this course will not count toward graduation requirements for the MBA program. Once the required modules are completed, the student may begin the MBA program.

    Students that are conditionally accepted into the program will be informed of the conditions to be met for full admission status and the deadlines for meeting each condition. Once a candidate has completed the required courses, then he/she will automatically be moved to full or provisional status.

    Financial aid may be available for these undergraduate courses. A member of our Financial Aid office will be glad to assist with any questions – (864) 488-8800

    Students may also test out of the required pre-requisite courses by successfully completing either a CLEP or DANTES examination. For additional information please contact our Testing Center at (864) 488-8376.

    For more information, we invite you to contact Limestone University by email at mba@limestone.edu or by phone, (864) 488-4370.  To get started today, simply CLICK HERE to apply online

Graduate Program Costs for 2020-2021

Tuition

Classroom Sessions
  • $1950 per course (3 semester hours)
  • $800 per Residency
Graduation Fee
  • $150 - covers the application for graduation, cost of your diploma, official transcript, cap, gown and hood (which students keep).

Active Military Discounted Tuition

Classroom Sessions
  • $1650 per course (3 semester hours)
  • $700 per Residency
  • $5 - Covers the costs of verifying a student’s identity.

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK ADMISSIONS

August 2020 & January 2021 MSW cohorts are FULL! We are now accepting applications for August 2021! 

The first deadline for completed applications to be reviewed for August 2021 acceptance is January 4th, 2021.

For admission to the Limestone University MSW Program, a prospective student is required to have a baccalaureate degree in Social Work from a regionally accredited college or university, letters of recommendation, sufficient undergraduate GPA, or management background that indicates the ability and aptitude to succeed in a graduate program. Students will be informed in writing of the graduate committee’s decision on admittance into the program.

M.S.W. - Master of Social Work Degree page

For Full Admission into the graduate program: (Advanced Standing)

  1. Official Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Social Work from CSWE accredited
    1. Recent graduates of Limestone University will not be required to have an official transcript sent from the Limestone University Registrar’s office. The Graduate Studies Program will obtain the document
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Resume
  4. One page narrative describing the reason the applicant wants to attend the Limestone University MSW program.
  5. One of the following requirements are met:
    1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a BSW degree with a minimum of 3.00 overall GPA.
    2. Hold a bachelor's degree in Social Work from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3 years of management experience
    3. No GRE or GMAT is required
  6. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL test: a score on the electronic version of 100 is required; a score of 550 is required on the paper version. This requirement may be waived if the student provides evidence the completed an accredited ESL program.
  7. Students who transfer in a maximum of 6 graduate-level credit hours, will earn the status of Fully Accepted.