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College of Business and Public Administration

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General Information for Graduate Study


Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

Joint degrees are available to Drake Pharmacy or Law students, which gives students the opportunity to receive their M.B.A. or M.P.A. in conjunction with their degree. 

Accelerated programs are available to current Drake undergraduate students, which allows students to earn their graduate degree in less time.


Drake does not offer any type of conditional or provisional admission to students.  Students wishing to enroll in graduate coursework in the College of Business and Public Administration must be fully admitted to a graduate degree program (M.B.A., M.P.A., M.Acc. or M.F.M.).

The application process for each program is available on their respective program pages.


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Admission Calendar

Apply Now - Application for Fall 2017

Visit Now - Campus visits offered Monday-Friday

Available Now - FAFSA for Fall 2017

Mid-October - Application & scholarship review begins for Fall 2017 students

October 20 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 21 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 28 - Project Teach: Visit and View Teacher Ed@Drake

October 29 - Politics Visit Day

November 4 - Business BlueChip Expo Visit Day

November 5 - STEM@Drake Visit Day

November 14 - Campus Preview Day

December 1 - Early Action Priority Deadline