Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies 2017-10-03T15:37:46+00:00

The Morris Graduate School of Management of Robert Morris University Illinois is a leader in private, not-for-profit education. Since 1913, business has been a core value of RMU’s curriculum giving strength to our graduate programs. MGSM’s MBA program is in the top 5 on Crain’s list of the “Best for Diversity”.  Our faculty are lifetime educators who are practitioners in their fields bringing real-world examples to class discussion.  Flexible scheduling options include full-time, part-time, evening, mid-day and weekend classes to fit the demands of your busy life.

A degree from MGSM is an investment in yourself and your future. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, your earning power with an advanced degree averages 28% more than with a Bachelor’s Degree alone. At $2,850 per class, RMU graduate tuition is well below the average of Chicagoland graduate programs.  Additionally, we offer many scholarship options to help make your graduate degree attainable. 

MGSM Admissions Steps

To become a part of the esteemed group of MGSM students, follow these application steps to be considered for admission: 

  • Apply online using a personal login and password you create
  • Mail your application to:

Robert Morris University
Attn: Student Records
401 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

  • Fax your application to 312.935.4177
  • Visit the campus and submit your application in person to your admissions counselor

Submit your personal statement and two letters of recommendation by one of the following methods:

  • Email to masters@robertmorris.edu (preferred method)
  • Mail to:
    Robert Morris University
    Attn: Mark Daugharty, Senior Director of Graduate Enrollment
    4
    01 S. State Street
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • Fax your documents to 312.935.6020
  • All applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all undergraduate colleges attended including where bachelor’s degree was conferred. Mail your official transcripts to:

Robert Morris University
Attn: Student Records
401 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Email your transcripts or test scores to transcript@robertmorris.edu

Robert Morris University, Illinois does not require a GRE score.  For applicants who select to submit a GRE score to strengthen their application, please use the code provided below.

MGSM’s GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code is 0971.  Please use this code when indicating the Morris Graduate School of Management as a score recipient.

A list of Institution Codes is available to test takers on the GRE website at ets.org/gre/bulletinandforms.  This link also includes the computer-delivered test packages and paper-delivered online test registration system.

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  • Complete your FAFSA using RMU’s school code = 001746
  • Check MyRMU student portal for updates on additional documents that may be needed to finalize your financial aid awards
  • Submit additional required documents to complete your financial aid package.
  • Review your financial plan once sent via mail, on MyRMU student portal or in person with your admissions counselor
  • Secure your awards by signing and accepting the financial plan

During this important final step, you will:

    • Choose your classes online
    • Meet your academic advisor at orientation
    • Purchase books and supplies
    • Finalize any/all paperwork

*International students should refer to the graduate checklist for additional steps to obtain a student visa. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution who possess a grade point average of 3.25 or higher are automatically admitted into the program. Other students must demonstrate they are academically able to undertake graduate-level coursework by submitting personal statement and two letters of recommendation. Once the MGSM admissions steps are completed above, all components of a student’s file will be considered for acceptance.

The personal statement should be used as an opportunity to share unique qualifications and interests that may make you stand out from other applicants. While there are no set guidelines for what a personal statement must contain, it is advised that each student answer at least these three questions when composing their personal statement:

  1. Why would you like to pursue your graduate degree? 
  2. How can you ensure you will be successful in the program? 
  3. How are you planning to use your degree once you have completed the program? 

It is important to note that each member of the Review Board will review your personal statement, so it is vital that both the spelling and grammar used in your statement be reviewed multiple times before submission.

Robert Morris University, Illinois does not require a GRE score.  For applicants who select to submit a GRE score to strengthen their application, please use the code provided below.

MGSM’s GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code is 0971.  Please use this code when indicating the Morris Graduate School of Management as a score recipient.

A list of Institution Codes is available to test takers on the GRE website at ets.org/gre/bulletinandforms.  This link also includes the computer-delivered test packages and paper-delivered online test registration system.

Students may apply to more than one program, but it is important to note that some programs have different admission requirements and are only offered at certain times in the year. For more detailed information, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 312.935.6050.

Up to 12 quarter hours of transfer credit may be applied to the degree requirements for the graduate program. Transfer credit must have been completed at a B level or higher, completed at an accredited institution, be recognized as being applicable to the proposed programs, and have been completed in the last 6 years. No credit for life experience or proficiency examinations will be applied to the graduate programs.

You can schedule a visit to meet with one of our graduate directors to discuss your career goals and program interests.  We recommend you explore what you want to do professionally. You should select the field of study that provides the content expertise and credentials necessary to be both competent and competitive in your field of interest. There are several ways to determine what field of study or degree is necessary:

  • Professionals who work in your field of interest are excellent resources that can help you learn more about what credentials, experience, and skills are required for new employees.
  • Professional associations can also provide a wealth of information about what areas of expertise, knowledge, or skills are valued.

It is also important to think about your personal strengths and interests.  If you are currently enrolled in a college or university, your career or counseling center should be able to provide some advice to help you focus on what program would be best for you. Last, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the different requirements for each graduate program, as certain programs may have specific GPA requirements, as well as specific undergraduate coursework requirements. 

On average, master’s candidates complete their degree in one-and-a-half to three years with the exception of students who enroll in the Full-Time Day program who complete their graduate degree in ten months. RMU graduate programs offer students the flexibility to complete at your own pace.

All programs except the Full-Time Day option can be pursued either full-time or part-time.  To be considered full-time, students must be registered for at least 2 graduate courses per quarter.  International students must be enrolled full-time to fulfill student visa requirements.

Yes, many of our students attend classes on a part-time basis.  Most campus locations offer courses in the evenings, and some offer weekends, online, or midday courses, as well.

For more information, contact:
Morris Graduate School of Management
masters@robertmorris.edu
312.935.6050

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