Admissions Requirements  

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution outside of the United States. Undergraduate record should reflect ability to be successful in graduate studies.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students with a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission.
  • Completed online application 
  • Official transcripts from all schools previously attended. In order to qualify as official transcripts they must be either directly from the issuing institution or in a sealed envelope that is directly from the issuing institution.
    • Please send to Graduate Programs | CRST International Graduate Center | Mount Mercy University | 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE | Cedar Rapids, IA  52402-4797
  • Personal statement
  • Resume with at least three years of professional experience.
  • Candidates must be at least 24 years old or have the program director's approval.
  • Two recommendations from people qualified to assess candidate's strengths.
  • International students will need to provide additional materials. *

*International Students will need to have their transcripts evaluated by an independent third party transcript verification company such as World Educational Services ( or International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. ( Also international students will need to provide a copy of their passport.

 Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted year round.

  • Fall/Late Fall application/registration deadline is August 23rd, 2014 or October 28th, 2014
  • Winter application/registration deadline is December 16th, 2013
  • Spring 2014 application/registration deadline is January 20th, 2014

Contact Us

See the Catalog for a complete list of Graduate Admissions Policies. If you have any questions about the admissions policies or MBA program, contact or 319-286-4420.