Program Requirements for Admission

Program Requirements for Admission

This concurrent program requires that the student first be admitted to Dickinson Law. Subsequently the student is recommended for and applies for admission to the Graduate School for the Penn State Harrisburg M.B.A. program.

The following are required for applicants:

Dickinson Law: Completed law school application; Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score; Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) report; one-page personal statement; employment record since high school; two letters of recommendation.

M.B.A. Program: completed online Graduate School application; Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT); letter of recommendation from the Associate Dean of Dickinson Law; evidence of proficiency in analytic skills through college-level calculus and statistics demonstrated either by completion of courses or successful completion of a mathematics proficiency examination approved by the program; evicence of proficiency in microcomputer applications skills; proficiency in writing evidenced by a score of "4" or higher on the analytical writing assessment portion of the GMAT; proficiency in entry-level financial accounting as demonstrated by completion of college-level coursework; completion of a set of pre-program business core requirements demonstrated by completion of a minimum of six credits of advanced undergraduate work in each core area. Each course must have been completed with a grade of B or higher within seven years prior to admission to the M.B.A. program. The School of Business Administration will review the applicant’s transcripts for acceptability of the courses.

No courses from the M.B.A. program may count toward the J.D. program until the student is matriculated at Dickinson Law. However, graduate-level courses taken either in the Penn State Harrisburg M.B.A. program or at another graduate-level institution may be applied to the M.B.A. in accordance with the transfer policies of the Graduate School.