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How to Apply

Let us know when you're ready to join our Professional Master of Business Analytics program and we'll help you get started.

Getting started with your application is easy and we're here to help. A checklist that will walk you step by step through the process is below. If you have any questions along the way, please contact our PMBAn Admissions Team at 740-593-2053 or

Step 1: Online application and transcripts 

Start your application
The online graduate student application allows you to create a password-protected account so you can return to the application, enter information, and upload documents at your convenience.

  • Start your online application
  • The non-refundable application fee is $50 for U.S citizens/permanent residents and $55 for international applicants
  • Professional Master of Business Analytics program code is MB6174
  • Choose the appropriate entry term (for January start choose “spring”; for May start, choose "summer"; for August start, choose “fall”)

Request an official transcript from all institutions of higher education you have attended and arrange for them to be sent to OHIO's Graduate College.

Electronic submission (preferred): 
Choose “Ohio University” as recipient and use for email if needed.

Mailing address (if electronic submission is not available):

Ohio University
Graduate College
1 Ohio University
220 Research & Technology Center
Athens, OH 45701 USA

Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must be official or registrar-certified and in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible. Learn more about international transcripts.

Step 2: Prepare deliverables 

Recommendation Letters
Arrange for three professional references to submit letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should speak to your level of maturity and leadership qualities, and include the provider’s relationship to you and their complete address and contact information, including a clearly identifiable professional email address.

When prompted on the online application, request that your recommenders be contacted through the online application process for electronic submission of their recommendation letters. You’ll need to enter each individual’s name and email address.

Upload a current professional resume as an attachment to your online application in the supplemental materials section. We're interested in the length of professional experience, demonstrated leadership and management skills, and potential for growth.

Professional Statement
Your professional statement should include your accomplishments, career goals, objectives, and the value of the Master of Business Analytics degree to achieving your career goals. Please also address any weaknesses in your application materials, such as a low GPA. 

Upload this document to your online application in the supplemental materials section. Please limit the length of your statement to no more than two double-spaced pages.

Step 3: Interview and admissions decisions  

Admission to the Professional Master of Business Analytics program is highly competitive and selective. Factors considered in the admission decision include experience, strength of recommendation letters, fit, academic and/or career achievements, and finally a pre-admission interview. Once the application and all supporting documents are on file with the College of Business, selected applicants will be invited for an interview.

Admissions Decisions
Admissions decisions are typically made within two weeks of the interview. A letter will be emailed to each applicant from the College of Business, followed by an official letter from the Graduate College.

Ready to apply?

When you're ready, you can start your application. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact our PMBAn Admissions Team at 740-593-2053 or