Admissions Requirements

Please see the appropriate section for information regarding admissions requirements. 

For students entering as first-year students, a high school transcript is required for admission review.

For students entering as transfer students, high school and/or college transcripts are required for admission review.

Test Scores

JWU is test optional but students are encouraged to submit SAT or ACT scores. The SAT or ACT is required for home-schooled students.

Students must submit SAT or ACT scores in order to be considered for acceptance into the university's Honors program. Admission standards for honors students may vary for international and transfer students

Minimum Grade Requirements

Conditional Acceptance includes academic support structures such as advising and supplemental instruction. Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained.

In general, JWU seeks a minimum grade average of C+ for admission. A lower grade average and curriculum level require a more intensive review of the total application package.

There are certain majors that may have grade point average, course, academic or other requirements. For further information, please contact the Admissions office. 

Program Requirements

Certain programs of study include technical standards as part of academic requirements essential to the program. Students with disabilities should contact Accessibility Services/Center for Academic Support for information regarding the feasibility of reasonable accommodations and the technical standards. See Technical Standards for descriptions of the applicable technical standards. Copies of the technical standards applicable to various programs are also available from Accessibility Services/Center for Academic Support.

For additional admissions requirements please review the other topics listed in the Applying section of this catalog.

To be considered for admission into a JWU graduate program, the following documents must be submitted:

  1. A completed graduate application for admission
  2. Official or certified transcripts/mark sheets from all institutions attended, including bachelor’s degree and master's degree (if applicable) conferral. When a graduate program application is submitted prior to completing requirements for the bachelor's degree, Graduate Admissions will consider the application and, if admissible, will offer an acceptance pending submission of final transcript verifying bachelor degree conferral. Without such verification, students will not be allowed to register for the current term or continue enrollment and will be in jeopardy of losing their academic status with the university.
  3. Statement of purpose: an essay explaining your motivation, aptitude and goals related to graduate-level study.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to acknowledge the applicant’s potential for successful completion of the graduate program. These letters may be emailed or faxed to 305-892-7020.
  5. Current résumé or CV

Note: The minimum grade point average (GPA) and additional requirements for each program are noted below. All MBA programs with a concentration area will require taking some online classes to complete the degree.

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements of any graduate business program (excluding Accelerated Masters) as indicated below will be given consideration for admittance to the program desired if acceptable GMAT/GRE scores are also submitted.

Conditional acceptance to certain graduate business programs may be extended to domestic students who are at least 24 years of age, have a 2.41–2.84 cumulative undergraduate grade point average and demonstrate significant evidence of professional success. Students granted conditional acceptance may take a maximum of three JWU graduate courses (students may not enroll in two 8-week courses at the same time). If an overall GPA of 3.0 is earned in the first conditional semester, the student will be granted full admission to that program. Students who do not earn an overall GPA of 3.0 will be dismissed from the program and will not be accepted to any JWU graduate program. 

Program Selection Min GPA Required Degree Additional Requirements
General MBA 2.85 Bachelor's degree in any major
MBA with Finance concentration* 2.85 Bachelor's degree in any major
MBA with Hospitality concentration* 2.85 Bachelor's degree in any major
MBA with Human Resource Management concentration* 2.85 Bachelor's degree in any major
MBA with Nonprofit Management concentration* 2.85 Bachelor's degree in any major
MBA with Operations and Supply Chain Management concentration* 2.85 Bachelor's degree in any major
Sport Leadership (M.S.) 2.85 Bachelor's degree in any major
Bachelor/MBA 3.0 Business bachelor's degree or bachelor's degree in a business-related program (e.g., Hospitality) Senior status (full-time day program student); grade of C or better in undergraduate equivalents of the following graduate foundation courses: FISV5000 Corporate Financial Accounting and ECON5000; (JWU courses: ACCT1210 and ECON1001 or ECON1002); Acknowledgement checklist from SAS is required

*These programs will require taking concentration classes online.

Mail completed documents to:

North Miami Campus

Graduate Admissions
Johnson & Wales University
1701 NE 127th Street
North Miami, FL 33181

Transcripts and test scores must be originals, official, or certified true copies. Official transcripts must be from an accredited institution and submitted in a sealed envelope with the appropriate seal or signature. Certified copies of transcripts from the school are acceptable.

Letters of recommendation, current résumé/CV and Statement of Purpose may be emailed or faxed to 305-892-7020.