Application Process

Applying to Lally

Lally Graduate Program applicants apply to either the MBA or individual M.S. programs. Our holistic admission process considers many factors, so we encourage you to submit all application components on time for careful consideration.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at (518) 276-6565 or

Important Dates

MBA/M.S. Applicants

Round Application Deadline / Notification Date
Round 1 (Priority) January 15, 2019 / Notification by February 15, 2019
Round 2 February 15, 2019 / Notification by March 15, 2019
Round 3 April 15, 2019 / Notification by May 15, 2019

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis with three different application deadlines for the MBA/M.S. programs.

Ph.D. Applicants 

Round Application deadline
Round 1 February 15, 2019
International students are strongly encouraged to apply in the two early rounds, Round 1 or Round 2.
Interviews are offered by invitation only.
Lally only offers Fall entry terms.


Application Requirements (submit application)

The following materials must be submitted via the online application:

  • Nonrefundable application processing fee of $75
  • Statement of Goals
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation

The following materials may be uploaded via the online application and used for review purposes only:

  • Copies of official test scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE)
  • Copies of official transcripts and evidence of degrees earned, in English and in the native language, of all post-secondary education (including transcript keys)
  • Copy of your passport (international students only)

If admitted, the following materials must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office*:

  • Official transcripts and evidence of degrees earned, in English and the native language, of all post-secondary education
  • Official GRE, GRE Subject tests or GMAT scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants

For more detailed descriptions of the specific application requirements, click here.

Connect with Student Ambassadors

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Interview by Invitation

Interviews are extended by invitation only.