How is a decision made
on my application?
The Admission Committee uses a portfolio approach to review and
evaluate an applicant to our programs. We take a comprehensive look
at all materials in the application, assessing each item on its own
merit as well as part of the collective application package.
We desire students who we are confident have the capability to
complete our coursework, are proficient in the English language and
possess professional experiences that contribute to meaningful
What is the average GPA of
The Admission Committee will not make a decision exclusively on the
GPA, and will take all aspects of the application into
consideration. When evaluating the GPA, the Admission
Committee will also assess the program of study
completed. The current average GPA of our accepted
students is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
Will I be
at a disadvantage if I do not have an undergraduate degree in
The Tobin College wants to admit a class that represents various
backgrounds and experiences, as we believe that such diversity
helps to enhance the learning experience of all of our
students. We therefore encourage applications from students
of all undergraduate majors.
Approximately 40% of our accepted students do not have a formal
academic background in business. In order to be sufficiently
prepared for their advanced level business courses, these students
may be required to complete several Core courses, in order to
develop a solid knowledge base in the functional areas of business
to which they may not have been previously exposed.
How can I contact
the Graduate Admission Office?
Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island
St. John's University
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Office of Graduate Admission
St. John's University
Via Marcantonio Colonna, 21
Phone: 212-815-9216 ext.2
The Tobin College welcomes the opportunity to meet
with our prospective students in person for informational
interviews or for assistance with preparing their
applications. Please contact the campus to which you would
like to apply in order to make an appointment. Select evening
hours are available for the convenience of students who are
Representatives from the
Rome campus visit New York at various times during the
year. Please send an e-mail to our Rome campus for possible
dates to meet with a Rome
How long will it take for me to get a decision on
Once a completed applicationis received,
including all official and require documents, applicants should
expect a decision in four to six weeks.
What is the tuition rate?
For the 2012-2013 academic year, the tuition rate is
$1,060 per credit hour. There is also a non-refundable general
fee of $170 for students carrying more than 1 credit
How many credits will I need to complete the
The MBA program ranges from 36-54 credit hours for
completion. The Tobin College uses a waiver policy and will
allow students to waive out of up to 24 credits of Core Level
courses at the start of their program of study.
As a result, the number of credits required will vary according to
each individual. The programs in Accounting and Taxation may
require additional credits for those students that do not have
prior Accounting or Taxation course work.
What is the difference between transfer credits and
The Tobin College will review undergraduate transcripts and
consider waiving a maximum of 24 credits at the core curriculum
level if the student has completed specific courses with
grades of B or better within the past five years in an
undergraduate program. In addition, the Tobin College
will consider a maximum of 6 transfer credits above the Core level
if a student has completed equivalent graduate courses at another
MBA program that is accredited by AACSB International.
How long will it take for me to complete the
All students are given a maximum of 5 years in which to complete
the program. The majority of our full-time students complete
the degree in 2 academic years, and our part-time students in 2.5
to 3.5 academic years.
I able to defer my acceptance to the program?
We will permit students who have been accepted to
our program the opportunity to defer their enrollment for a maximum
of one academic year. Additional deferments may be available
for extraordinary circumstances that are beyond the student's
Students called to active military duty
will be deferred, upon documentation of their deployment, for the
full period they are required to serve in a unit of the U.S. armed
All students interested in deferring must
send a formal, written request addressed to the Admission
Committee, detailing the reasons for the deferral. The
Admission Committee will evaluate each request on its own
My application was declined. Will I be able
to get feedback?
The Tobin College spends considerable
time evaluating the candidacy of our applicants. Through our
portfolio approach, we are able to take a comprehensive look at the
application, carefully assessing each part that was
submitted. Although we receive an increasing number of
applications each term, and although it is difficult for members of
our Admission team to personally attend to the many requests we
get, we make every effort to schedule a counseling appointment,
in-person or by telephone to suggest ways in which a declined
applicant's candidacy may be improved for a future term.