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Darla Moore School of Business

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Admission Requirements

The Darla Moore School of Business seeks to enroll diverse and qualified students. We are currently reviewing applications for a Fall 2021 start.

An earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required to be considered for admission to the MHR program. The minimum undergraduate GPA is 3.0. Graduate course work or (whether degree has been earned) will also be taken into consideration. Transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted to the Darla Moore School of Business.

Applicants must provide a valid (five years old or less) GMAT score or the GRE to be considered for admission to the MHR program. The GMAT and GRE are composed of verbal, qualitative and analytical sections. The institutional/program GMAT code for the school is JV2-TP-36. The GRE code for UofSC is 5818.

*In light of the challenging circumstances due to the COVID-19 situation, we may be willing to waive the standardized testing requirements for high-achieving students. If you are interested in applying for a waiver for the GMAT or GRE exams, please contact the MHR program immediately at sally.fulkert@moore.sc.edu

Non-U.S. candidates who do not hold a degree from a United States institution must submit a valid (two years old or less) test score demonstrating their command of the English language. The minimum score for the TOEFL is 105 (internet-based), and the institutional code for the Darla Moore School of Business is 5818. The minimum score is 7.5 for the IELTS. Please make sure you select the University of South Carolina as a score recipient when taking the test.

If your college or university offers PDF delivery of transcripts, please provide them with director of admissions contact information to make sure the transcript considered official. You are welcome to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript to expedite the review of your application. If you are admitted, you will need to provide official transcripts from all institutions attended to finalize the admission process. Transcripts sent to individuals, other than the director of admissions, might not be considered official. Contact graduate admissions gradinfo@moore.sc.edu.

Work experience is not required for the MHR program, but it is preferred. The program values all undergraduate internships or post-undergraduate work experiences.

Two letters of recommendation are required for the admission review. It is acceptable to have either professional or academic letters of recommendation. However, it is encouraged that candidates submit professional letters of reference if possible.

 The application for admission requires a statement of purpose (500-word essay) which should outline why you want to earn the MHR degree. There is additional space to add a personal essay. This essay should be used to explain the circumstances of any part of your application where you feel the admissions committee might have concerns.

Application Fee Waiver

The Moore School recognizes the valuable contribution of applicants associated with a select group of organizations. With this in mind, we waive the application fee for certain sponsors and/or agencies. View the Application Fee Waiver [PDF] for more information.


Application Fee Refund

In cases where the application fee presents a financial hardship for an applicant, the Moore School will consider a request for a fee refund. Apply for an application fee refund.


Application Deadlines

Now reviewing applications for the Fall 2021 cohort.

Application Deadlines:

  • Round 1: Dec. 4
  • Round 2: Feb. 5
  • Round 3: April 23, followed by rolling admission until program is full

Incoming classes are typically made up of approximately 40 students.


Application Process

Students in the MHR program begin classes in the fall semester. Admissions decisions are made once all required materials are submitted.

You must submit an application and all supporting documents.

An admissions interview will be requested by the admissions committee for qualified candidates.

Admission decisions are made when the application is complete and all documents and test score reports are received. Primary criteria considered for admission include undergraduate performance, test scores, interviews and relevant work experience.

To secure your seat in the class, pay the non-refundable $1,000 USD confirmation fee within 30 days of your acceptance notification. Your deposit fee can be paid online using your VIP ID and password to access your account.

You will need your VIP ID and password in order to confirm your award and seat in the class. As a reference, you received your VIP ID and instructions on setting up a password in your acceptance letter sent by the University of South Carolina Graduate School. While creating or retrieving your password, when prompted for your legal name, use your first and last name as listed on your Graduate School acceptance letter.

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