Graduate

If you have earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and would like to pursue a 100% online Master’s degree, you’re in the right spot and one step closer to advancing your career!

Or if you have earned a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and are looking to pursue the first and only Doctorate of Business Administration degree based out of New Mexico, you’re in the right spot and one step closer to making history!

Admission Requirements

Graduate admission requirements vary by program.

Master of Business Administration

  • Conferred Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 500 word personal essay
  • Professional resume

Doctorate of Business Administration

  • Conferred Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 graduate GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Three years or more of industry experience in selected field of study
  • 1000-1500 essay
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of reference

Master of Science in Education - School Counseling

  • Conferred Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 500 word personal essay
  • Professional resume

Master of Science in Education - Educational Administration

  • Conferred Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 500 word personal essay
  • Professional resume

Master of Science in Education - Educational Specialist

  • Conferred Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 500 word personal essay
  • Professional resume

Master of Science in Education - Educational Diagnostics

  • Conferred Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 500 word personal essay
  • Professional resume

Master of Science in Education - Special Education

  • Conferred Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 500 word personal essay
  • Professional resume

Master of Science in Education - Mental Health Counseling

  • Conferred Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 500 word personal essay
  • Three professional recommendation forms or letters
  • Signed policy statement

Master of Science in Education - Exercise Science

  • Conferred Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 500 word personal essay
  • Professional resume

Conditional Admission

If the applicant fails to meet one or more of the requirements for admission, the Graduate Committee may choose to grant conditional admission with the understanding that the student has one (1) term to satisfy the deficiencies specified. The student may take no more than three (3) term hours of graduate coursework as a conditional admittee. Additional documents may be required by program for students admitted conditionally.

Application Process

  • Explore University of the Southwest’s 100% online graduate programs.
  • Complete the free Graduate Admissions Application.
    • Graduate admission is granted on a rolling basis, with courses beginning every eight weeks.
  • Submit transcripts and required admission documents.
    • See admission requirements above for program specific admission documents.
    • Transcripts and admission documents can be sent via mail to:
      • Master of Business Administration & Doctorate of Business Administration
        Sandy Wilkinson - 833-879-4723 x701 - swilkinson@usw.edu
      • University of Southwest
        Graduate Admissions
        6610 N Lovington Hwy, Suite T-20
        Hobbs, NM 88240
      • Master of Science in Education
        Melissa Mitchell - 575-492-2142 - mmitchell@usw.edu
      • University of Southwest
        Graduate Admissions
        6610 N Lovington Hwy, Suite T-20
        Hobbs, NM 88240
      • Or electronically through the following e-transcript providers: Parchment, eScrip-Safe and National Student Clearinghouse.
      • Transcripts delivered in person must remain in the sealed envelope it was issued.
      • Student copies, personal copies, PDF’s or photos of test scores/transcripts do not constitute official records and will not be accepted.
  • Allow 48 hours to be contacted by an Enrollment Counselor for next steps.
  • Questions about the application process? Contact graduateadmission@usw.edu or Request More Info.