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As admissions to our programs are highly competitive, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.


Applicants should review the minimum qualifications for master’s degrees in the Master’s Degree Applicants section of the website. In addition to the minimum qualifications required for admission to any master’s degree program at the School of Professional Studies, applicants to the Insurance Management program should meet the following qualifications and the Specific Program Qualifications and Application Requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in college and graduate school
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Students must be comfortable with rapid and idiomatic spoken English. To be considered for admission, applicants required to provide test scores must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (600 paper based) or receive a 7 or higher on the IELTS.

Learn about the overall admissions process and policies for our master's programs.