Application Process


All applicants for graduate study are required to submit their applications online. A $50 application fee must be submitted before your application will be considered complete.

Graduate Application

Create an Account

Access the online application and follow prompts to create a username and password. If you have already received information from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) then use the “forgot your User Name or Password?” link to access your account.

Complete and Submit Your Application

Complete each section of the application thoroughly. Click the “Save and Continue” button at the bottom of each page to save your progress. Required questions are marked with an asterisk. Applicants may view the status of their applications through the Graduate Admissions Portal. You will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted successfully.

You may request an appointment with the MBA Director after you have been notified that your application file is complete.

You must submit all of the following documents:

  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation from a supervisor/professor attesting to the candidate’s (a) personal integrity, (b) leadership potential, and (c) ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 

  2. A four (4) year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university  or a three-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university (with satisfactory completion of a micro-credential bridge). Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above with exceptions approved by MBA Program.

Our School code is 3662

Recommendation Forms

When you fill out your application, you will be asked to provide contact information for those individuals providing recommendations. An automatic email will be sent to them with a link to use to upload your recommendation(s). No letters of recommendation are to be mailed or emailed to us. You may change/remind your recommenders through the Graduate Admissions Portal.

Official Transcripts

Graduate students are required to submit official transcripts from each institution attended. To be considered official, we must receive the transcript directly from the institution (excluding international transcripts) either by mail or through electronic delivery. SCSU requires official transcripts of all previous academic work from every college or university attended from which overall undergraduate and graduate grade point averages can be calculated. The cumulative grade point average for all undergraduate courses at each institution will be used in the calculation of the undergraduate grade point average. The same process of considering grades of all graduate courses is used to calculate the overall graduate grade point average.

Applicants applying to Southern’s graduate programs, who participated in a Southern-supported study-abroad program while enrolled as an undergraduate, may have their international credit evaluated by the Office of International Education, in lieu of having a transcript evaluation performed by a NACES member evaluation agency.

For documents that require a signature for receipt, e.g., FedEx-ed documents due to deadlines, send to:
Southern Connecticut State University
Office of Graduate Admissions 
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

For institutions that send e-Transcripts via Parchment, eScrip-Safe or Clearinghouse, send to:

Other Documents (Letter of Intent,  Alien Registration Card)

These documents may be uploaded directly through the Portal once your application has been submitted. Resident aliens must provide a copy of their alien registration card to the Office of Graduate Admissions or upload a copy (both sides) through the Graduate Admissions Portal.

Decision Letter

After your application is complete, the MBA Director will review and make a recommendation for admission if you are eligible. After that, Graduate Admissions will render a final decision. All admitted students must indicate their acceptance of their admission to the university. Students who are admitted but do not register for courses for the term for which they are admitted will be automatically withdrawn and must reapply.


Applicants who wish their applications to be considered for a future term, up to a year from the term of the original application, may request in writing to that their application and materials be moved forward. This request must be made no later than the first day of classes for the original term.

International Students

Please visit International Education.

Transcripts from outside the United States must be evaluated (course-by-course) by one of the following NACES approved organizations (, at the applicant’s expense .  The evaluation must be course-by-course, and include a copy of the transcript(s) evaluated:

International students whose national language is not English must take TOFEL and score a minimum of 550/80; please visit for test and registration information.

The IELTS exam is one alternative for international students who are required to provide proof of English competency.  Students must achieve a score of 6 or higher.  You can learn more about and register for the IELTS test at