Master of Education HEBA
The Darla Moore School of Business and the University of South Carolina's College of Education seek qualified, well-rounded students from a variety of higher education career tracks to enroll in the Master of Education in Higher Education Business Administration (HEBA) program.
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
We are now reviewing applications for entry into the HEBA program for this coming fall, which starts in September. Click on the Apply Now link to start the application. Review of a completed application generally takes four to six weeks. The section below explains what is needed to complete an application. August 15 is our stated deadline, however, we will continue to review applications on a space available basis until the first day of classes.
APPLY FOR THE HEBA PROGAM
An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required to be considered for admission to the HEBA program.
The average undergraduate grade point average (GPA) is approximately 3.3. Graduate coursework (whether a degree has been earned or not) will also be taken into consideration. Transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended must be submitted.
Applicants must provide a valid (five years old or less) Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score to be considered for admission to the HEBA program. The GMAT and GRE are composed of verbal, qualitative, and analytical sections. You can learn more about the GMAT at the Graduate Management Admission Council's Web site: www.mba.com. The GMAT institutional/program code for the Moore School is: JV2-TP-50. For more information about the GRE, visit www.gre.org. The GRE code for USC is 5818.
Professional Work Experience
A candidate's work experience is evaluated, as it is often a valid predictor of not only a candidate's success in the program academically, but also of success from a career management perspective. It is strongly encouraged that candidates have at least two or more years of full-time, post-bachelor, professional work experience. Candidates are encouraged to highlight leadership experience, as well as any part-time, volunteer, or other academic-related work experience (internship, co-op, etc) in the application and/or resume.
Letters of Recommendation (2 required)
Letters of recommendation are required for the admission review. It is acceptable to present professional or academic letters of recommendation. These letters should demonstrate the candidate's capabilities in working with others, project management skills, and leadership potential.
International applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution must also submit a valid (no more than two years old) test score demonstrating their command of the English language. The minimum score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 100 (Internet-based) and 7.0 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The institutional code for the Darla Moore School of Business is: 5818.
Admission decisions are made when the application is complete, i.e., all documents and the GMAT/GRE score report are received. Primary criteria considered for admission include undergraduate performance, standardized test score, and work experience.