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Graduate School Admissions

Are you ready to make your next move towards your personal and professional goals? Whether you’re looking at graduate school for a career change or pursuing the next best thing in your current field, you’re in the right place at DeVry’s Keller Graduate School of Management. At Keller, you can learn online or in our hybrid format, whichever works best for you. Get familiar with our graduate school admissions requirements to prepare yourself and get the application process started.

While the following information provides an overview of our requirements, you can find more specific details in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

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Graduate Admissions Requirements

General Keller Graduate School of Management Admission Requirements

If you hold a Bachelor's Degree from a University-recognized institution, you are eligible for graduate school admission to Keller. If you are an International student applying from outside the United States, you need to hold a degree recognized as equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree to be eligible for admission. You also will need to fulfill Keller's English-Proficiency Requirements, as all instructions and services are provided in English.

Prerequisite Skills Requirements

As a Keller graduate school admission applicant, you will need to demonstrate math and verbal skills proficiency. Proficiency can be demonstrated by:

  • Achieving an undergraduate GPA higher than 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submitting acceptable Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores
  • Submitting an acceptable Keller-administered test score

If your undergraduate GPA is below 2.50 on a 4.0 scale, you must achieve acceptable scores on the GMAT, GRE or the Keller-administered admission test. The Keller-administered test may be completed, by appointment, wherever our graduate programs are offered, or through the University's Assessment Center. GMAT and GRE test scores are valid up to five years from the date of the exams.

Applicants whose demonstrated proficiency indicates they are prepared to enroll directly into their program's standard coursework without any preceding prerequisite skills coursework are referred to as placing at the standard level.

Selected programs have additional program-related prerequisite skills requirements, which are noted in the program descriptions and in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

English-language-proficiency Graduate Admissions Requirements

All instruction and services are provided in English.

In addition to fulfilling all other admission requirements, applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate English-language proficiency. The English-language proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  • English is identified as the official/native language of the country in which the applicants completed all of their secondary education, or postsecondary, advanced or professional degree, as designated in the CIA's The World Factbook.
  • English is not the official/native language of the country in which the applicants completed their secondary or postsecondary education; however, English was the principal language of instruction at their institution*

Applicants whose native language is other than English may also demonstrate English-language proficiency by providing evidence of one of the following:

  • Submission of a high school diploma, or post-secondary degree or higher, earned at an institution in which the language of instruction was English*
  • Submission of a post-secondary transcript verifying completion of 30 semester- credit hours of baccalaureate-level courses (excluding remedial and developmental courses) with at least a C (70 percent) average from an institution at which the language of instruction was English*
  • Submission of an earned Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL or 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL**
  • Submission of an overall band score of at least 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam**
  • Submission of an overall score of at least 4.5 on the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) Academic-Plus exam**
  • Submission of an overall score of at least 58 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Successful completion of an approved external Intensive English Program
  • Submission of documents demonstrating successful completion of a DeVry-recognized advanced-level English as a Second Language (ESL) course
  • Completion of either of the following, with a grade of B (80 percent) or higher, from a DeVry-recognized post-secondary institution or community college:
  • The equivalent of DeVry's freshman English composition course
  • Two or more baccalaureate-level English writing or composition courses
  • Documents verifying at least two years' service in the U.S. military
  • Having attained acceptable score on a DeVry-administered English-language- proficiency exam†

Get Credit for What You've Already Done

At Keller, your educational and professional experience matter. When you consider graduate school admissions and enrollment with us, we want you to use all of your transferable skills and credits. Using a combination of approved transfer credits, course waivers and/or credit for professional training, you may satisfy requirements for up to six courses in a particular degree program and accelerate the journey to your Master’s Degree.

Course Waivers for Advanced Degrees

If you have earned an advanced degree (Master’s Degree, M.D., J.D., Ph.D.), hold a CPA license or have passed applicable parts of the CPA exam, you may be eligible for course waivers.1 These waivers reduce the number of courses you must take in your Master’s Degree program at Keller. Eligibility is evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Transfer Credit

Credit for Workforce and Military Training

The University awards transfer credit, as appropriate, based on recommendations of the American Council on Education. College Credit Recommendation Service, which evaluates work force and military training programs to determine their comparability to college-level learning. To earn credit, students must earn the minimum ACE recommended score or higher. Additional information on work force and military training recommendations is available via the National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training and the ACE Military Guide Online, respectively. More information on other agreements maintained by DeVry is available by contacting ArticulationInfo@devry.edu.

Course Substitutions

Alumni Success

When you graduate from Keller, you earn much more than just a degree. You become a lifelong member of our Alumni Association. DeVry - Keller has awarded over 300,000 degrees. Thousands of alumni can attest to the value of their master's degree, and how it has transformed their skills and made an impact on their career.

*Students who submit a transcript from a post-secondary institution (or higher) at which English was the primary language of instruction may submit a letter from the institution's registrar indicating the language of instruction at the institution was English.
**Applicants not requiring an I-20 who do not meet the minimum score requirement may be admitted. If admitted, such applicants must attempt ENGL510 during their first session of enrollment and successfully complete the course by the end of their second session of enrollment.
†International applicants requiring an I-20 may not take DeVry-administered ESL tests.
1Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.
2Students in California may receive transfer credit for up to two courses (six semester-credit hours).
3Course substitution availability varies by program and location.