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Admissions Requirements

Meet Keller Admission Requirements and Start Your Graduate Education On Campus or Online

To be admitted to Keller Graduate School of Management, for an education on campus, online or a mix of both, you will need to meet some general Keller admissions requirements as well as Prerequisite Skills Requirements and English-Proficiency Requirements. While the following information provides an overview of Keller's admission requirements, you can find more specific details in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

General Keller Admission Requirements

If you hold a bachelor's degree from a University-recognized institution, you are eligible for admission to Keller Graduate School of Management. Other than demonstrating math and verbal skills proficiency, as described in prerequisite skills requirements below, no specific undergraduate concentration or preparatory coursework is required for admission. However, if your undergraduate GPA is below 2.70 on a 4.0 scale, you must achieve acceptable scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Keller-administered admission test. The Keller-administered test may be completed, by appointment, wherever the University's graduate programs are offered or through University's Assessment Center. GMAT and GRE test scores are valid up to five years from the date of the exams.

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. See International Section for additional details.

Prerequisite Skills Requirements

As a Keller applicant, you will need to demonstrate math and verbal skills proficiency. Proficiency can be demonstrated by submitting acceptable GMAT, GRE or Keller-administered test scores, or through prior coursework performance. 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.

Learn more about Keller's admission requirements.

English-Language-Proficiency 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 at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/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†.

*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.