Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Social and Sustainable Management (MAM-SSM)


Admission to the MAM-SSM program is selective and depends on the recommendation of the faculty and approval from the associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Business, Government, and Economics.

Phone interviews are held with candidates who pass the initial screening of application materials. If you pass the interview, you are either admitted or placed on a reserve list. Admission to the cohort occurs in rounds and remains open until classes begin, depending on space available. 

Early Action applications are due by January 15.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the MAM-SSM program, you must have the following:

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, completed by June 15.
  2. Strong academic, reasoning, quantitative, verbal, and writing abilities indicated by your cumulative undergraduate GPA, and achievement in a college-level math course. GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores are not required for applicants demonstrating strong alignment with the program’s goals and who have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA. (Applicants who do not meet these minima will be asked to submit either GRE or GMAT scores as supplemental evidence of readiness for graduate study.)
  3. Passion and clear personal direction that align with the program's purpose and goals, as indicated by essay responses.
  4. Ability to learn effectively through the program’s approach to learning, including learning and working independently and in teams, indicated by your past academic work and responses to essay and interview questions.
  5. Résumé and essay responses indicating relevant extra-curricular experiences (work experience is not required).

Applicants must submit all of the following:

  1. Application and $50 application processing fee.
  2. Current rèsumè.
  3. Official transcript from undergraduate colleges or universities attended. If you’re still in school, you must submit a current transcript to be followed by a final, official transcript after graduation.
  4. Responses to the essay questions in the application. These responses weigh heavily in consideration of your application.

International Student Applicants

Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit:

  1. Scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Scores above 92 on the iBT version are preferred. (Note: PTE, TOEIC, or IELTS scores may be submitted in substitution). Applicants who have completed all of their undergraduate studies at an English-speaking college or university are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.
  2. English translation of an evaluation of any non-U.S. undergraduate transcript (course-by-course) by a professional credential evaluation service such as: WES - World Education Services or FIS - Translation and Foreign Credential Evaluation Services, or AACRAO: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. In addition to the evaluation report, all official transcripts must be submitted (in English). The applicant is responsible for all costs associated with this service.
  3. Applicants who would be attending on F-1 Visa status must also submit an official financial statement reflecting financial support equivalent to the costs of the year of graduate study.  Complete the Declaration of International Student Finances form (PDF) and send it to the address listed on the form, along with an original bank statement and copy of your passport (front and back).

Program Contact

Vicki Eveland

Program Director, MAM-SSM
DBA, Mississippi State University

Phone: 206-281-2088
Office: McKenna Hall 211

Gary Karns
Video Icon

MAM-SSM: Advice for Applicants

What kind of student are we looking for in the MAM-SSM program? We want to help you find a pathway to meaningful work in the world.

View the entire playlist of helpful MAM-SSM videos


For answers to your questions, or for a pre-admissions advising appointment, contact Vicki Eveland at 206-281-2088, or