Applicants to UoPeople’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management and Master of Education in Advanced Teaching (M.Ed.) complete a two-step application process. First, applicants complete a fairly simple, straightforward online application (described below). No admissions testing is required. After meeting the initial admissions requirements, applicants can be accepted to begin studying as early as the very next term, allowing individuals to begin taking classes. These classes allow students to a) demonstrate their preparedness for graduate-level studies and b) test the fit between their learning modalities, motivation, and support networks and the requirements of an online learning environment and the institution’s pedagogical model.
While they are taking the first few courses, students complete the second step of the admissions process (described below). Those who successfully complete their courses may then be accepted to be Degree Seeking Students. In general, courses taken during the first phase can be accepted for credit towards one’s degree program after being accepted as a Degree Seeking Student (DSS), so no time is lost on the path towards a degree.
UoPeople is committed to ensuring that each and every applicant to its courses and programs is individually assessed, without partiality. Detailed selection criteria may vary from program to program. During the selection process, every applicant is considered individually using all the information available to us. This includes an applicant’s academic records, test results (if any), and any additional information given during the application process. UoPeople is committed to equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, religion, gender, class, age, or sexual orientation. We believe that a diverse student population is important from an educational and social perspective and enhances the educational experience for all. To this end, UoPeople encourages applications from groups that are, at present, underrepresented in our university.