How to apply using the Fast Track Application

The Fast Track application allows candidates to apply to the PLU MSMR program through an abbreviated process.  Eligible applicants are  PLU students and alumni, of the last 5 years, as well as students and alumni, of the last 5 years, from any AACSB accredited institution who have earned a cumulative upper division GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants can be from any academic background and must hold a bachelors degree before the beginning of their first semester of graduate school.  Fast Track applicants are not required to submit GRE/GMAT score or an application fee.  Space for Fast Track students may be limited and competitive.

 

Questions about your application? For questions regarding admission to the Master of Science in Marketing Research program contact MSMR Director Mari Peterson at petersme@plu.edu

Candidates who have completed their degree, in the last five years, a degree in any major from PLU, may apply for Fast Track admission to the MSMR program.

Fast Track Eligibility:

  • Completion of a PLU degree
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA in upper-division (300 and 400 level) classes

Application:

Candidates who have completed, in the last five years, a degree in any major from PLU may apply for Fast Track admission to the PLU MSMR program.

Application:

Conditions to retain Fast Track Application:

  • Completion of a PLU degree with a 3.0 GPA in Upper-Division (300-400 level) courses.
  • Candidates for the MSMR and the MSF programs must complete a minimum of 3 classes of quantitative course work with an average GPA of 3.0 in the quantitative courses.
    • These courses may come from a wide range of quantitative courses offered across campus, which might include courses form Business, Economics, Mathematics, Psychology, etc. The evaluation of completion of this requirement is determined by the Program Director.
    • School of Business undergraduate students fulfill this requirement by completing the degree requirements.

Candidates who have or will receive a degree from a college or university that offers an AACSB Accredited Business degree may apply for Fast Track to a PLU School of Business graduate program.  Candidates may be from any academic background in or outside of the Business program at their institution.  Alumni from these institutions must have completed their degree within the last five years.

Fast Track Eligibility:

  • Completion of a bachelor degree at a AACSB accredited college or university
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA in upper-division (300 and 400 level) classes

Fast Track Application Includes:

  • Application Form
  • No application fee
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Resume noting work experience
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
  • No GMAT or GRE scores unless the alumnus does not have work experience or is unable to get a letter of recommendation
  • No essay

Transcripts

Official transcripts must be mailed directly to PLU or submitted in a sealed envelope.  Transcripts should be sent to:

Graduate Programs
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003