Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Questions

  1. How can I increase my chances of being admitted?
    We value the ability to think critically and creatively (i.e., solve problems). Demonstrating these skills will increase your chances of being admitted.
  2. Do you accept a three-year degree?
    We accept a three-year degree on a case-by-case basis.
  3. What is the minimum GPA required for admissions?
    We do not have one. We look at the application holistically. Extensive work experience, or strong post-graduate academic performance can offset weakness in the undergraduate GPA.
  4. Do you provide a research or teaching assistantship as part of the program?
    Students in our program do not qualify for paid research assistantships or teaching assistantships. Periodically, our program hires a small number (8-12) of 2nd-year MBP students to help us teach MBP courses, but this does not provide a significant source of income, as the typical compensation is $2,500 per quarter.
  5. Do you accept IELTS in place of TOEFL?
    Yes, we do.
  6. Do you have a part-time option?
    No. Our experience with part-time option in the past proved it to be unsustainable.
  7. May I begin the program in winter or spring quarter?
    No, you may only begin the program in fall quarter.
  8. Do you require an application fee?
    No, there is no fee required to apply to MBP.
  9. When will my application be reviewed? 
    We review applications as they are received and admission decisions are made at the beginning of each month.

Additional Questions

If you have an admissions question which is not discussed here, please email the program