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Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world.


The Presidio Graduate School admissions philosophy

Getting the most from your experience at Presidio Graduate School and achieving the greatest level of success requires you to bring your complete self. This means that while verifiable data such as GRE/GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, work experience, and quantitative skills are important in assessing your candidacy for admission to our MBA, MPA, Dual Degree, or Certificate programs, we are looking for what else defines you. That’s why our admissions process takes a more “whole-person” approach—one that allows us to understand who you are and determine if you are, indeed, a Presidian.

Here’s how we do it:

We review your entire application. In keeping with our academic philosophy, we take a “total systems” approach. Each component of your application is equally as important. For instance, we review quantitative skills used in your professional life and in your undergraduate studies to determine if you are prepared for the program. We weigh these with more qualitative elements such as teamwork, self-motivation and sustainability values.

Our admissions process is high-touch. We want to make sure what you bring to your cohort and what you get out of PGS is mutually satisfying. Our goal is to ensure a good fit and we take the time and effort necessary to achieve this goal.

We offer genuine engagement. We encourage you to join us for class visits, a local information session or webinar, and take part in community events. Giving candidates a chance to be immersed in the PGS community and to hear about real experiences from students is both helpful and enlightening for all involved.

Contact us when you are ready to apply or want to find out more about the application requirements or tuition and financial aid. We invite you to explore your possibilities and become the change agent you want to be.