How to apply using the Fast Track Application

A Fast Track application process is available for current PLU undergraduate and graduate students from any major and recent PLU alumni seeking admission to a School of Business graduate program. Space for Fast Track students may be limited and competitive. The streamlined admission process consists of a no-charge  Fast Track application.  A candidate remains admitted to the graduate program as long as the candidate completes the conditions of admission explained below. If a candidate loses Fast Track status, the candidate may reapply to the program using the standard graduate admission process.

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 are currently working on a PLU undergraduate or graduate degree, from any discipline, may apply for Fast Track admission to a School of Business graduate program at any time.

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 program 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 completed, in the last five years, a degree in any major from PLU may apply for Fast Track application to a School of Business graduate program.

Application:

  • No application fee
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Resume noting work experience
  • No GMAT or GRE scores unless the alumnus does not have work experience or is unable to get a letter of recommendation
  • No essay

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.