Master of Science in Management (M2) Admissions Timeline

A complete application must be received by the listed deadlines for August 2019 admission. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are extended to the next business day.

We recommend that you start gathering your materials a few months in advance of the application deadline. This ensures that you have enough time to request transcripts from your undergraduate institution, register for and take the GMAT or GRE and obtain letters of recommendations from past professors or employers.

Application Deadline Domestic USA International 
Early Decision November 1 November 1
Round 1 December 1 December 1
Round 2 February 1 February 1
Final Round June 1 May 15

Master of Science in Management Application Requirements

​International students must also submit the following:

1. Application

To apply for the M2 Program, use Lehigh's online application system.

2. Essay

The M2 application essay should provide a summary of your career objectives. The essay should not exceed two pages in length. This is your opportunity to set yourself apart from the other applicants, in your own words. The essay should be uploaded in the online application. 

3. Resume

Your professional resume should list your education and professional achievements. Please include your computing skills. The resume should be uploaded in the online application. 

4. GRE or GMAT Test Results

*waived for Lehigh undergraduate degree holders

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all entering applicants, with the exception for waivers. GMAT scores will be accepted for evaluation as long as your official score is available through the testing service. Please indicate on your online application the date you are taking [or have taken] the GMAT.

GMAT test center, test information and test preparation materials can be found by visiting the Graduate Management Admission Council ® [GMAC] website at

Please use the proper program code shown below to have your official scores sent to Lehigh. Our office keeps GMAT scores on file for a period of five years. Official scores normally arrive at the Graduate Programs Office two weeks after the exam has been taken.

GMAT Program Code: 6ZB-FN-12

You may find a GRE test center, test information and preparation materials by visiting the Educational Testing Service ® (ETS) website.

Lehigh’s GRE institution code is number is 2365. The department code is 4201.

5. Official Transcripts

You must submit official transcripts from ALL universities attended, all post-secondary education including transfer credits. Official transcripts bear the signature of the university's registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. The official transcripts must be submitted to us in a sealed envelope and may not be opened by you. In addition, unofficial copies of transcripts should be uploaded in the online application. 

Please mail official transcripts to:
Graduate Programs Office
College of Business and Economics
Lehigh University
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

International applicants, in general, must have 16 years of formal education, including four years at the university level, to be considered for admission to the program. Applicants should submit official English translations. If credentials do not record the awarding of the degree received, you must submit certified true copies of your diplomas. If credentials do not show the grading system used by the university, you must also submit a separate official statement from the university that gives this information.

International students who cannot provide the required documentation will have to supply a Course by Course Evaluation (fees for this service are the responsibility of the applicant). The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services lists a number of accredited evaluation companies that can provide Course by Course Evaluations. 

Applicants from China:

CollegeNet China Credential Service- Applicants from Chinese institutions may request and submit official transcripts directly through the graduate application. Requests are submitted and processed by CHESICC. A service fee of $12 is charged by CollegeNET.

After entering your college/institution in the educational history section of the graduate application, you will have the option to order official documents.

The processing time for the CHESICC documents is approximately 20 days.

When your CHESICC electronic documents are processed and received by Lehigh University, you will not need to send paper transcripts.

Questions should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office at Provide your full name, name of college/university and whether your application has been submitted or is in progress.

6. Letters of Recommendation

You will enter your recommenders' information through the online application. Once complete, a web link will automatically be emailed to the recommender. Letters from family members or friends will not be considered. Paper copies of letters of recommendation will not be accepted.

7. English Proficiency [TOEFL or IELTS]

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language® or the International English Language Testing System exam.  All international students must show proof of English Proficiency to be admitted to Lehigh.

A student's english proficiency test date may not be older than two years at the time of your application to the program. The Lehigh M2 program will continue to accept all versions of the TOEFL test as long as the scores come directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Scores must be received directly from ETS to be considered official. Lehigh's institution code number is: 2365.  IELTS information can be found at  Official test scores must be submitted from the testing agencies directly in order for this requirement to be satisfied.

Lehigh University Graduate Admissions​ downloads IELTS scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account. Please contact your test center and​ request that your scores be sent to ​the following IELTS e-download account:
    Lehigh University Graduate Admissions
    27 Memorial Drive West
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
We will not accept paper IELTS test report forms.

Recommended minimum scores

Internet-based TOEFL [iBT]: 94

Recommended iBT subscores:

  • Reading: 25
  • Listening: 20
  • Speaking: 24
  • Writing: 25


Recommended band scores:

  • Reading: 7
  • Listening: 6.5
  • Speaking: 7.5
  • Writing: 6.5

Enrollment Deposit

All students must submit a tuition enrollment deposit when accepting the offer of admission to secure a place in the class (Domestic students-$250/International students-$1,000). The deposit will be applied to tuition. A student who does not matriculate forfeits the deposit.

Have questions about the Master of Science in Management (M2) application process? Contact the Graduate Programs Office at 610-758-4450 and Ready to apply? To access the M2 online application, click here