Here are some of the common questions asked and answered.

Are online students able to participate in regular graduation ceremonies?

Yes, all students are welcome to participate in commencement.

Do I have to have an undergraduate major in business to enter the MBA program?

No, the University of Redlands Online MBA Program is for individuals from all academic disciplines. Foundational business courses and general knowledge courses are built into the curriculum, giving you the essential tools you need to successfully complete the MBA.

What are the requirements for the personal essay?

For your personal essay it should be a 500-word statement with the following prompts:

  • Describe your leadership experience (work or another context).
  • How will your background and experience contribute to the learning experience of your classmates?
  • How will attending this program help you meet your future goals?  
Online MBA
Are transfer credits accepted?

Transfer credits may be accepted depending on your educational background. We encourage you to schedule a call with your enrollment advisor to discuss specifics.

Online MALT
Do I need to be a teacher to enroll in the MALT program?

To enter the online MALT program with an Education Specialist Credential, individuals must provide:

  • Completed online application
  • Verification of passing CBEST
  • One (1) official transcript issued by the registrar of a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Evidence of negative TB test result within the last two years
  • Evidence of Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC
  • Evidence of subject matter competency. Completion of waiver program or passage of CSET. May show evidence of registration for the exam for application purposes, but will need to pass exam before student teaching
  • Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children, preferably in a public school setting or equivalent
  • Completion of Child Development or Human Growth and Development course, CLEP exam, workshop or equivalent (workshops available through the university)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who know your work
  • Admission decisions are made by the Departmental Admissions Committee
  • Proof of Certificate of Clearance (Livescan)
Do student cohorts ever meet in person?

In-person meetings are required, however students may choose to meet on their own if they’re interested in doing so.

General Questions
How long does it normally take to complete the degree?

The online MBA program is typically completed in 24 months, but can be completed in as few as 18 months.

The online MALT program is typically completed in 18 months.

What are the student teaching requirements for the MALT program?

To advance to student teaching, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates must demonstrate the required program competencies, including all coursework with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (no individual course can be below a 2.0). Interns must have earned a 3.0 in each teacher credential course
  • Successful completion of the first two Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) tasks and passing grade (CR) in MALT 600A and MALT 600B
  • Interns only: Completed internship application to Fieldwork Office by the designated deadline
  • Successful completion of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
  • Evidence of negative TB test result
How much is tuition and how will I be able to pay for my education?
Your tuition may be affected by the number of transfer credits you may have. The cost per credit hour for the MBA is $847. The cost per credit hour for the online MALT program is $715. More than 94 percent of University of Redlands students receive financial aid. Learn more.
What are the requirements for the personal essay?

For your personal essay it should be a 500-word statement that highlights who you are as a student, as well as who you are as a teacher/future teacher, referring to at least three of the bold-faced words/phrases of our conceptual framework which are:

  • Engaged scholars
  • Question-driven learning
  • Understands multiple perspectives
  • Inclusive environments
  • Transformative praxis
  • Youth-centered pedagogies
What are the class sizes?

The faculty to student ratio for graduate studies is 15:1.

Most classes will have no more than 20 students.

What are typical online assignments?

Students complete assignments on a weekly basis. Assignments may consist of discussion boards, papers, group projects, or online tests.

Will I ever have to attend a physical campus to complete the online MBA or MALT program?

No, you do not need to visit a physical campus to complete the online MALT program or online MBA program. However, the MALT program does have a student teaching/internship component.

Will my degree be classified as “online” versus an on-campus degree?

No, the degree you receive from an online postgraduate program is the same as an on-campus postgraduate degree.

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