| ADMISSIONS | Graduate School Admissions
Welcome to the Graduate School at Worcester State University, a “Best Value” university with a well-earned reputation for academic excellence in traditional and emerging fields of study. We offer 31 graduate-level programs, including master’s degrees, certificates of advanced graduate study, and teacher licensure programs designed to help you achieve your professional goals while balancing the needs of work, family, and life.As a graduate student, you’ll work closely with accomplished faculty members who are experienced practitioners and researchers. You’ll benefit from our collaboration with partners in a wide range of fields, who offer exceptional hands-on learning opportunities and internships. You also will have the facilities and resources of a first-class liberal arts and sciences university at your fingertips.
The first step in the admissions process is to complete and submit our online admissions application. We are here to answer any questions you may have about enrolling as a graduate student and moving forward with a program that works for you.
International ApplicantsIf you are a prospective international graduate student, please visit the International Students page for information on what you need to do beyond the general admissions requirements.
Taking the TestsThe GRE (Graduate Record Exam), MAT (Miller Analogies Test), and GMAT (General Management Aptitude Test) are all administered through private testing agencies or other universities. Information concerning test sites and dates may be obtained online. Scores should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office. If you have an advanced degree you are exempt from the required test scores. Master of Science in Nursing applicants are not required to submit test scores.Letters of RecommendationYour letters of recommendation should be originals and be related specifically to your ability to an advanced study, to express ideas, and to work effectively in your chosen field of employment. Letters should be no more than 6 months old.
Speech-Language Pathology ApplicantsIf you are applying to the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program, you will need to submit a Speech-Language Pathology Application Coversheet along with your application.
Transferring CoursesTwelve credits (4 courses at Worcester State University) will transfer into a master’s degree if applicable to the program to which you are applying. These 12 credits include courses taken before admittance at Worcester State University as well as credit from another institution. Courses transferred into your program will be approved by your program's coordinator after you have been accepted.