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Organizational Leadership & Supervision

We appreciate your interest in the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision. As you begin the electronic application process, we want to clarify the minimum requirements for admission to graduate study in OLS. Please keep in mind that satisfying the admissions criteria does not guarantee admission to the program. If you do not meet the basic requirements, do not complete the electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Completing the Application:

The admissions process requires a completion of an application including a statement of purpose of 450-500 words concerning:

  • your purpose for undertaking graduate study,
  • why you selected the master's in Organizational Leadership and Supervision
  • your preferred option (human resources or leadership), if you know at this time
  • your professional/career goals

This statement should demonstrate your writing skills, ability to articulate a leadership prospective, and clarity of career objectives.

Successful candidates for admission will have earned an undergraduate degree from a suitably accredited institution, preferably with a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better average GPA.

In addition, applicants must present a current resume and two recent letters of recommendation that reflect on professional and/or academic skills as they relate to pursing a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.  If your prior degree was obtained within the last five years, one of these two letters of recommendation must come from one of your instructors.  If you have taken undergraduate or graduate course work in the last five years, one of the letters must be from a faculty member you had as an instructor. The people submitting recommendation letters on your behalf may send their recommendations to Purdue University through our online recommendation system, or via paper to the PFW Graduate Contact.

Applicants who do not have at least a 3.0 average in undergraduate work are required to submit recent scores from either the Graduate Record Examination or the Graduate Management Admission Test. Applicants for whom English is not a native language must provide evidence of English proficiency by presenting appropriate TOEFL scores.

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below.

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen June 30 November 15 No entry
International April 1 September 15 No entry


Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To: (In order to expedite the processing of your application, we ask that you submit all supporting documents in one large envelope.)
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Dr. Max Montesino 
Phone:(260) 481-6413
Office of Graduate Studies
PFW, Kettler Hall, Room 140
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    preferably a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better average
  • Scores from either
    Graduate Record Examination (GRE) OR Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT):
    required if GPA is below 3.0

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    preferably a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better average
  • Scores from either
    Graduate Record Examination (GRE) OR Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT):
    required if GPA is below 3.0
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

If you have questions or need clarification, contact our graduate staff.

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