For over 165 years, Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) has sought to provide a welcoming and accessible environment for students to achieve their educational and professional goals. Your journey begins with a streamlined admissions process designed to help students quickly start their journey toward success.

Below you will find the admissions requirements for our online programs.

Master of Business Administration Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Applicants must have satisfactorily completed undergraduate coursework in financial accounting, statistics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics with a grade of “C” or better in each course.
  • Applicants must submit a résumé.
  • Two academic and/or professional recommendations are required.
  • Work experience is preferred.

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL)

Students may apply and be admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters and should meet the following requirements for consideration:

  • Application completed
  • Original transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Two letters of recommendation learn more
  • Statement of Intent (1-2 pages): NDNU is a diverse and inclusive learning community that challenges each member to engage with the values of social justice and global peace. Use the Statement of Intent to share why you want to pursue an MA in TESOL and how your goals in pursuing the degree reflect NDNU values?
  • Interview with Program director in person or via technology (Skype, Zoom, etc.)

International Students

In addition to the General Graduate Program Admissions Requirements, International Students must provide the following:

  • International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service. We require a course-by-course evaluation. We accept evaluations from members of NACES and recommend World Education Services, Inc.
  • International graduate applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit proof of English language proficiency. For the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam, the minimum requirements is a score of 550 (paper-based total), 213 (computer-based total) or 80 (internet-based total). For the international English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, the minimum requirement is a score of 6.0 on the Academic test. In addition, students may demonstrate English language proficiency by studying through an approved English language school. Speak with admissions for more information about approved language partners and successful completion levels for each program

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.