How to Apply to Leadership & Organizational Studies


Application Deadline

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Application Requirements

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Successful applicants will have met the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience, paid or unpaid
  • A minimum of 64 semester units of acceptable transfer credit from accredited post-secondary institutions with a minimum grade of “C-“ and overall GPA of 2.0. (Acceptable courses are those that would be also transferable to the University of California; career-related professional courses that are also transferable only to the California State University systems may also be accepted.)

Application Checklist

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Before you apply:

  1. Email your unofficial transcripts and current resume to the KSOE Admission team.
  2. If you have an International Transcript, the Registrar's Office will ask you to have a professional agency evaluate your units. Please find a professional agency and request from them a per course breakdown with the course name and equivalent number of units. The agency will send a copy of your official international transcript and the evaluation of your units to Saint Mary's College. Once this is done, we can add the evaluation to your application.
  3. Receive pre-counseling to determine your target date of admission
  4. Attend an on campus information session or a one-on-one session.
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Submit Your Application

Start Your BALOS Application by uploading the following:

  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Preferred contact information for two references
  • Personal Learning Inventory

Questions about the application process? Contact us.

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Post-Application: What to Expect If Accepted

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Receive your admission letter


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Accept offer and pay deposit


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Receive your St. Mary's account and activate with password


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Start class with your cohort!