Applying to the MMH

The application for 2019 will become available in October 2018.

The priority deadline is March 1, 2019. The final deadline to apply is May 1, 2019.

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Application Requirements

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $95 is required at the time of application. The application fee is an application processing fee, not an application consideration fee. When applying via the online application you must pay by credit card.


We require a copy of your undergraduate transcript to be uploaded within your online application. In addition, we require the submission of all transcripts from colleges and/or universities attended that count toward any degree (beyond high school). A college senior should submit an official report of work completed in the first semester of the senior year as soon as it is available. All transcripts must be in English or an official translation. If you are admitted and decide to enroll, we will ask for an official copy at that time.

Letters of Recommendation (Evaluations)

We require two letters of recommendation (evaluations), but students may submit up to three. Letters should be written by people who know you well, and who can speak to your academic and/or professional background. These letters of recommendation must be sent via our application. We do not accept e-mailed, faxed, or mailed letters of recommendation.

International Applicants

If your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English, you must also take the TOEFL (in addition to the GRE or GMAT). We require a minimum score of 84 for your application to be reviewed. We must receive an official TOEFL score by the application deadline; we recommend taking your TOEFL at least 20 days prior to our deadline to assure that we receive the score. (Note: Our TOEFL code is 3087)


We require the most up to date resume or CV for all applicants.

Required Standardized Tests

Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores is required at the time of your application. Our GRE and GMAT code is 3087. You may take the internet-based GRE up until 10 days before the application deadline.

Please note, the standardized test requirement can be waived for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a business field or have significant work experience after college. Please contact the Director of Graduate Affairs to see if you are eligible for a testing waiver.

Student Video

All students must submit a one- to three-minute video. State your name and please answer the following question:

  • What are your career goals and how will studying hospitality management help you achieve them?

More detailed requirements for the video are listed in the application.

Personal Statement

The personal statement is an opportunity to highlight what is unique about you. At SHA, we aim to know every student’s name and story.  Please write 500-750 words explaining your background, what interests you in hospitality, and what lead you to apply to our program.  We encourage you to be honest, innovative, and thoughtful in your essay.

Transfer Credits:

Up to 8 credits of graduate transfer credits may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

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Visa and I-20 Form Information

This process is required for all international applicants (international applicants are defined as non-US Citizens or non-US Permanent Residents)

We ask that you submit the I-20 documents as soon as possible after you have been admitted and decide to enroll. You will not receive your I-20 or VISA until the required documents are completed and uploaded via the Liaison Collect Documents Portal.

Review the instructions below before you begin uploading documents.

Email Micah Sieber, Director of Graduate Affairs at with any questions.

How to Receive Your I-20

After you have been academically admitted to the School of Hospitality at Boston University, you will be asked to submit the required I-20 documents via the Liaison Collect Documents Portal.