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Please review each of the following admission and supplemental documentation requirements before completing the M.A. Organizational Leadership application.

Admission requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official, unopened transcripts which contains the degree earned and date earned
  • If applicable, official graduate transcript from a regionally accredited institution (partial or with degree earned)
  • A completed graduate admission application form
  • Two letters of recommendation: recommendation form
  • Applicants are required to take the MAT or the GRE if their cumulative GPA is less than 3.00 on a 4.00 grading scale. Please note, if you have taken the GMAT, this exam will also be accepted.
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – Columbia College GRE Code R5117
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) – Columbia College MAT Code 1710
  • Submission of Resume
  • Submission of an entrance essay: Rubric | Essay Scenarios OCL

Note: Any exceptions to the preceding requirements must be approved by the Division Chair.

All application materials with the exception of the official unopened paper transcripts and/or paper entrance exam reports can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All other documents are to be mailed to:

Joann Nagy
Associate Director, Graduate Programs
Columbia College
1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29203

For questions, please contact Joann Nagy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at 803-786-3191.

Veterans Applications - Columbia College welcomes applications from veterans to the M.A. in Organizational Leadership Program. This program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

Admission to Candidacy- A student may be considered for admittance to candidacy for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership Program only if all of the admission materials have been received.