Admissions FAQ

Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions of our Admissions Team. If you have a question that’s not covered, email [email protected] or schedule a time to talk with an admission team member here.

Presidio Graduate School offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and a Dual MBA/MPA Degree in Sustainable Solutions. Sustainability is fully integrated into every course. There are non-degree options in our Continuing Education Certificate Program.

We take a systematic approach, fully integrating these environmental and social impact themes into the design of each course. At PGS, sustainability is not an elective. Learn more about our teaching approach here. Read more in this blog post: Climate Change in Every Course at Presidio Graduate School.

Graduates of our MBA, MPA, Dual Degree, and certificate programs are equipped for a wide variety of roles in for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental organizations. Visit our blog, The Presidian, to read about the work that PGS alums and students are doing to make the world more just and equitable. Our LinkedIn page is another resource highlighting the success of our alumni community.

Presidio Graduate School is looking for students who are ready to make an impact now. Our students are here to collaborate and take action together, not just to learn theories. Participation is mandatory. Choosing a graduate program is a personal commitment, and through our high-touch admissions process, we’re here to help you determine if PGS is the right fit for you. Contact Admissions at (415) 997-0158 or schedule a call.

Each course is designed to meet in-person once a month over our four-day Thursday through Sunday “Residency.” Full-time students take four classes per term and attend all four days of residency each month. Part-time students take between one and three classes and meet on their designated residency days. Additionally, students work with their professors and classmates throughout the semester and submit assignments online. Many courses include group projects and it is the responsibility of the student teams to coordinate additional times to meet. Read more about our flexible learning format.

Most of the classwork is completed out of the classroom including readings, assignments, and team meetings. We foster a collaborative community and provide supportive resources for our students and alumni. Students also take advantage of this flexible schedule to attend events, industry-relevant conferences, meet with career services, and connect socially.

MBA and Dual degree students are required to complete at least two experiential learning projects as part of the degree programs.

Our faculty bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences in business, government, and non-profit sectors to the curriculum they teach. Because PGS integrates sustainability into every course, our faculty are also committed to making an impact, providing our students with the most relevant academic knowledge and engaging learning environment available. Take a look at the Faculty Academy to learn the backgrounds of current faculty members.

Presidio Graduate School offers both a full-time and part-time enrollment options. We recognize the need to be flexible to allow students to work while attending school. The part-time schedule supports students who are working full time. Students in the full-time program can often continue to work part-time We do not recommend that students work full-time and attend school full-time.

You can view the current tuition and fees here.

Presidio Graduate School is a non-profit institution. We strive to keep our tuition and fees costs accessible for as many as possible. Financial assistance is possible for degree-seeking students including student loans, scholarships, fellowships, and matching funds for Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program and Americorp.

Find out more about our admissions requirements and process here.

We offer opportunities for you to experience PGS both virtually and in-person each month. You can review the schedule and register for an upcoming admissions event here, and you can request a conversation with a current student or be connected with alumni here.

Presidio Graduate School is not accepting international students at this time.

We do not require GRE or GMAT scores to apply.