Admissions Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Business Taxation (MBT) Program. All materials are submitted electronically through the online application system. Admission decisions are communicated to applicants through the online application system.

Application Deadlines

Start Date Submission Deadline
Fall June 15
Spring October 15
Summer March 15

We will accept applications after the deadline if space is available.

Application Requirements

All MBT applicants must complete the online application. The application can be saved and continued later. Your application is complete when you have completed and/or uploaded the following items. Letters of recommendation are not required.

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Submit a completed application. Application requirements are listed below. Additional application information can be found on the Graduate School website.

The personal statement should cover topics such as why you are interested in the Master of Business Taxation program, academic and career goals, leadership & work experience if any, and anything you think would be helpful for the admission committee to know about you. It does not need to be longer than one page. 

The diversity statement should talk about how you would add diversity to the program and college. It does not need to be longer than one page

List each institution of higher learning from which you have earned credit in your application.

Unofficial Transcripts

When applying for admission, upload unofficial transcripts/academic records/credentials for all post-secondary (college/University) institutions you have attended. This includes incomplete or partial academic records.  Visit the Graduate School website for additional information.

International credentials much include both the original language document and an English translation. Include original language diplomas if a degree was conferred.

Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts. There is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts/academic records are required after you are admitted to a graduate program. At the time of admission, you will receive a list of the specific credentials we require from you. These must be submitted before you register at the University of Minnesota. All transcripts and academic records uploaded to the online application are considered unofficial.

It is your responsibility to request official transcripts/credentials from the original institution. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the University from the issuing institution. Do NOT send official transcripts to yourself first.

Use the following address:
Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455-0421

For electronic transcripts: use as the recipient.

The University of Minnesota reserves the right to require the submission of official transcripts or credentials any time during the admission review process.

The TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS is generally required of all applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of U.S. citizenship status. Applicants who have completed 24 quarter/16 semester, non-ESL credits (within 24 months of the applicant’s proposed term of entry) in residence as a full-time student at a recognized institution of higher learning in the United States are generally exempted from this requirement.

The minimum score requirements for admission are:

  • TOEFL iBT: 79 (with section scores of 21 on writing and 19 on reading)
  • IELTS: 6.5 (with section scores of 6.5 in both reading and writing)
  • MELAB: 80

For more information on English language proficiency and how to submit test scores, visit the Graduate School website.

Submit electronically via the online application. More information about the application fee is found on the Graduate School's website.

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