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Graduate Application Process FAQ

How do I apply for graduate school?

The application can be completed online at apply.mobap.edu. The application is free for masters, specialist, and certificate program applicant. Doctoral applicants are required to pay a $50 application fee prior to admittance.

What do I need to submit?

Please see the application requirements listed here.

For information about the national fingerprint background check, you may e-mail questions to the MBU Department of Public Safety at backgoundchecks@mobap.edu.

What is the minimum GPA requirement for graduate school?


For full acceptance into a master’s program, a minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required. If a student has between a 2.5-2.74 GPA, they may be admitted on probation.

Please note, the Master of Science in Nursing requires a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

For full acceptance into a specialist program, a minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required.

For full acceptance into a doctoral program, a 3.25 GPA or higher is required.

When can I get my financial aid?

Graduate students must be admitted before financial aid is processed and applied. This includes athletic scholarships and grants. If a student is approved to start coursework before obtaining full acceptance, financial aid cannot be applied until acceptance has been obtained.

Are there any deadlines?

With the exception of the social work, counseling, and doctoral programs, we do not have official deadlines but it is strongly recommended to start the application process 6-8 weeks prior to the start date. This allows ample time for acceptance and registration.

What part of the process takes the longest?


Transcripts can take up to 2 weeks to arrive. It is recommended that students start requesting transcripts as soon as possible. If the background check is required, it may take up to 6-8 weeks.

What is the Transcript Policy?


Official Transcripts must be sent directly to MBU from the institution. Only transcripts sent through the mail or electronically directly from the institution or electronic clearing house to: graduateadmissions@mobap.edu will be accepted as official. Any transcript received by fax, by mail from a student, or hand delivered cannot be accepted as an official copy – even if the transcript is unopened and marked official.

Mail Transcripts to:
The Office of Online and Graduate Enrollment Services
1 College Park Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

How can I check on my status?


The MyMBU student portal on the mobap.edu website provides timely updates on what has been received. Students may also call the Online & Graduate Enrollment Services Office at any time to check on their status. Please allow 1-2 business days for documentation to update.

I have other questions that are not answered on here. Who can I call?


I have other questions that are not answered on here. Who can I call?
Please call the Online & Graduate Enrollment Services at 314.392.2327 or email graduateadmissions@mobap.edu

For Financial Services information, please contact the MBU Financial Services Office at 314.392.2366.