All individuals with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, regardless of field of study, are eligible to apply for admission to the nationally-ranked Master of Science in Marketing online program at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.
Admission to the Lindner College of Business Marketing program is selective and based on a combination of factors including academic and professional achievement, strong communication skills and a proven record of effective leadership. Applicants should have at least a B grade average (or equivalent) in undergraduate coursework, or otherwise give evidence of academic promise that is satisfactory to the admitting department.
Applications to the Marketing online program are reviewed in a holistic manner that considers carefully all items of your application portfolio. Following review by the admissions committee, accepted applicants will receive a notification if they have been admitted to the program.
To apply you will be asked to provide the following information:
Two letters of recommendation. At least one should be a professional contact, and the other can be academic.
Please note that the name and email address of each recommender is required.
Statement of purpose essay explaining in less than 500 words how the Lindner MS Marketing program will further your career goals.
The GMAT and GRE are not required for admission to the MS Marketing program.
Applicants can submit scores to build a better picture for the admissions committee of their academic ability and aptitude.
All applications are considered holistically, with all aspects of the application carefully considered in the admissions process.
Unofficial school transcripts are required for the application, including University of Cincinnati transcripts.
* Once accepted, applicants will need to send official transcripts to [email protected] OR the following physical address:
Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627
Additional information is available at https://business.uc.edu/academics/admissions/ms-marketing.html or you can contact your Enrollment Services Advisor for additional guidance.
An official TOEFL/IELTS is required for all international applicants.
International applicants must also submit foreign transcripts for evaluation to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES; www.naces.org).
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
The University of Cincinnati MS Marketing program is available 100% online.
While you will never need to come to campus, you are invited to take an on-campus course if you want. Some of our on-campus classes are offered in a one-weekend format. There is also a study abroad course option if you want to participate in a one-week travel option for one of your elective courses.
And of course, you are invited to walk across the stage at your graduation ceremony in Cincinnati!
For details on the in-person experiences available to you, contact your Advisor for the most up-to-date information.
Yes! There are no restrictions as to how many or how few credits you take in either half-term session. To maintain good standing with the University, students need to take at least one credit per academic year.
If you are using Federal Financial Aid, you can collect it as long as you fulfill the 5 credit hour requirement per semester. Here are some examples of what that timing could look like for a student:
For questions about your specific enrollment needs, please contact your advisor.
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