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, integrating these environmental and social impact practices into the design of each course. At PGS, sustainability is not an elective. Learn more about our teaching approach here.

Graduates of our MBA, MPA, Dual degree, and certificate programs are equipped for a wide variety of roles in for profit, not for profit and governmental organizations. Visit our blog The Presidian to read about the work that alumni 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 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.  Schedule a call with an admissions team member here.

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 two classes per term and typically attend only two of the four days, Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, students meet virtually every week with their professors and classmates 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 here.

Most of the classwork is completed out of the classroom including readings, assignments, and team meetings. Typically students should expect to spend ~10 hours per week per class on their coursework. 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. Review the schedule and register for an upcoming admissions event here. Request a conversation with a current student or alumni here.

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

Completing the GRE or GMAT is not required to apply.