We’re looking for proactive students with a history of setting and achieving challenging goals, who can contribute in a team-based environment. While all college majors are accepted, we’re looking for college graduates with strong quantitative backgrounds, and a passion for problem solving and analytics.

Application Deadline

There are various application deadlines based on when you'd like to receive an admission decision and whether you'd like to apply during a test-optional round. See the chart below, but remember that ultimately the sooner you submit a complete application, the sooner you'll receive an admission decision.

  Application Deadline Admission Decision By
Round 1 October 1
(scores not required)
October 15
(2 week turnaround)
Round 2 January 15
(scores not required)
January 21
(2 week turnaround)
Round 3 March 1
(scores ARE required)
March 24
(3 week turnaround)
Final April 1
(scores ARE required)
April 1
(3 week turnaround)

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Application Requirements

  • Copies of official transcripts from your degree-issuing university and any university at which you completed graduate-level course work. If you are admitted, we will request the official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities. We reserve the right to rescind an offer of admission should any misrepresentation occur.
  • Understanding of basic mathematics – e.g., the completion of college algebra or business quantitative methods with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Résumé: Communicate the nature of your past positions and major professional accomplishments.
  • Contact information for up to three people who can provide recommendations (we do not accept recommendation letters) – ideally, people who are familiar with you from a professional setting.
  • Impressive answers on your application essays.
  • Admission Interview (invitation only): Required for admission, but not all applicants are invited to interview. After a preliminary review of your application, if you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by email or phone.
  • The ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment (EA) is optional for students applying to the MSBA by the early deadline.
    • Some of the evidence of academic readiness may include evidence of a strong quantitative and/or analytical background, type and depth of work and internship experience, and proven ability to perform.
  • An English language proficiency test score is required of all non-native English speakers, with the exception of applicants who qualify for one of the following:
    • Have spent at least three years in the U.S. studying toward completion of an undergraduate degree
    • Have completed a graduate degree in the U.S.
    • Have worked in the U.S. at least two years
    • Hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution where
      • English is the language of instruction and
      • the accredited institution is located in a country where English is an official language (e.g., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda).

    We will accept TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), Duolingo English Test, PTE (Pearson Test of English) or IELTS (International English Language Training System) scores.

    Minimum score required:

    • TOEFL internet-based: 100
    • TOEFL computer-based: 250
    • TOEFL paper-based: 600
    • Duolingo English Test: 130
    • PTE: 68
    • IELTS: 7
  • Course-by-Course Transcript Evaluations: If your degree was earned at an institution outside of the U.S., you will need to submit them with a certified English translation. We recommended you submit them through World Education Services (WES) for evaluation. See the National Association of Credential Evaluations Service for a full list of providers
  • Applicants from China will also need to provide their bachelor's degree certification and diploma.
  • Applicants from India must have completed at least a three-year bachelor's degree, with evidence of strong and consistent performance.
Students admitted to TCU with an F-1 status must request an I-20 form. To secure an F-1 visa, we require students to secure and complete the following:
  • A completed International Scholar form: TCU International Student/Scholar form
  • A financial statement, required after admission but before the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or IAP 66): Financial Statement 
  • Bank statement to show proof of funds to cover the estimated expenses for the first year of academic study as outlined in the Financial Statement document
  • A valid passport

We are proud to enroll top students straight from TCU’s premier undergraduate programs. As high-achieving Horned Frogs, your $100 application fee, test score, and formal interview are waived. Graduating seniors and recent alumni from the following programs earn automatic admission:

Neeley Fellows

BNSF Neeley Leadership Program

John V. Roach Honors College

McNair Program

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Submit Official Transcripts

As part of the application process, we ask for unofficial transcript(s) to be uploaded. These are used to make admissions decisions. However, for admitted students to officially move forward and enroll in the program, you must provide official transcripts from all previously attended universities by June 1.

  • Have transcripts sent from all universities at which you earned undergraduate or graduate level credit. The transcripts must come directly from the university, unless you have sealed copies.
  • We need official transcripts from all universities including those for transfer credit, unless the university lists all transfer courses by course name and posts a specific grade for each transfer course.
  • If you previously attended TCU, it is not necessary to order a TCU transcript or transcripts for transfer work already accepted by TCU.

Have your university send transcripts by mail or email to:
TCU Neeley Graduate Admissions
TCU Box 298540
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Diversity and Inclusion

TCU is committed to providing a positive learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. In support of this commitment, TCU prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status and any other basis protected by law. Inquiries about TCU’s policies and compliance with Title IX, The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, or the aspects of TCU’s equal opportunity or affirmative action programs should be directed to the appropriate compliance contact listed here.