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Welcome back to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experience — supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Fall 2020 Return to Campus Information
COVID-19 Communication

Early Access MOL Program

We are not currently admitting students to this program, as we are working on a redesign.

Created for students just like you, who are interested in advanced leadership studies to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace, the Early Access MOL program offers eligible students the ability to complete three to 12 hours of graduate credit while in their undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Three to seven hours may be taken in the fall semester (beginning with MOL 502, the orientation course) and three to six hours may be taken in the spring semester. These credits will be counted as undergraduate electives toward their bachelor’s degree.


Students from any major who have completed 30 credit hours from Clarke University and meet the following requirements, will be given priority admission and early access to the MOL program. There are no required prerequisites for this program.

Working closely with their adviser, students complete the necessary program of study that meets the major and general education requirements to qualify for the Early Access MOL program. Those who qualify will start the MOL program during their junior or senior year at Clarke University and finish their undergraduate degree while accumulating up to 12 credits toward the MOL degree. The MOL can be completed within one year after graduation. When work responsibilities, course schedules, and the students’ undergraduate major requirements allow, they may be eligible to seek an exception and complete 12 credits each semester of their fifth year.


Clarke University students submit their application by mid-term in the semester they anticipate completing 90 credit hours. Ordinarily, this will be the second-semester junior year. Complete the online application form now. The following is required to be considered for admission:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Documentation of an Internship experience prior to undergraduate degree completion is required. Work experience may be considered in lieu of an internship.
  • Two Recommendation Forms, at least one of which must be from undergraduate faculty in the student’s major.
  • Professional Resume
  •  Personal Essay including one- to two-page essay reflecting on the following:
    • The knowledge, skills, and values the prospective student has developed in his/her undergraduate studies and or career.
    • The goals and expectations for expanding the individual’s knowledge, skills, and values through the Clarke University MOL program.
  • Official TOEFL Scores minimum PBT score of 550 or IBT score of 80 if English is not the first language.
  • Interview and Development of MOL Degree Plan with Clarke University’s Director of Graduate Business Studies.

The MOL admissions committee reserves the right to make justifiable exceptions to these requirements on a case-by-case basis.