Rushmore’s terminal degree programme is held in high regard by those completing its requirements, and has often been mentioned as “second to none.” The terminal degree programs directly link to one of the key Rushmore University learning attributes: “That this University recognizes the value of knowledge application-- not simply knowledge required for acquisition.”
The University invites learners considering study for a terminal degree to contact the Dean at Email to discuss prior learning achievements and prior degrees attained, and to present a case where relevant work experience in the area of interest interacts with learning required and knowledge sought.
Often, the University is able to develop specific learner programmes which dovetail into current work experience and that will allow the learner to integrate the degree program into his or her current experience; in many cases writing a book/dissertation from a combination of written papers which then becomes both a benchmark for opportunity for others, while offering demonstrable success and “expert status” in the area for the learner.
If you have interest in completing a DBA/PhD, have run out of time to complete your degree requirements at another institution, or are required for your position to upgrade your Degree status, we encourage you to contact Dean Guinn at Email to and discuss the options for a degree from Rushmore University.
If you have previously taken the GMAT Exam, the scores you achieved may be helpful in assessing your potential for success in your studies. The GMAT Exam, however, is not required for enrollment at Rushmore. If you are applying to Rushmore for the first time, please complete the Online Application form and submit it to
Note that because of the way that Rushmore students interact with their instructors, on a one on one basis, Rushmore does not limit the number of students who may enroll at any given time, and practices a “rolling admissions policy.” Students may begin their studies at any time during the calendar year, and are not required to either admit or matriculate at any specific calendar time.
If you are accepted for admission, you will either be eligible for immediate enrollment or you will be put on the waiting list for the first available place in our program.
We will respond to your application without delay. Our standard procedure is to review your application and advise you of our decision within three business days. Should you not hear from us within this time frame, please re-contact us via email at
You can apply anytime and your classes will start on the 1st of the following month