Documents Needed for Admission
Starting the Admissions Process
The first step in the admissions process is to complete and submit the online admissions application. All remaining documents (with the exception of test scores and transcripts which are sent directly to Graduate Admissions by the issuing agency) should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office, Worcester State University, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602. Once your file is complete, it will be reviewed.
Deadlines for Admission
Completed applications received by the following deadlines will be reviewed for admission decisions for the respective semesters. All graduate programs follow these deadlines, except for Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and CAGS programs. Please see specific program information for these deadlines.
Fall semester (Sept start) -- June 15th
Spring semester (Jan start) -- November 1st
Summer semester (May start) -- April 1st
Applications received after these deadlines will be reviewed if time allows. Otherwise, applications will be reviewed for the following semester.
Taking the Tests
The 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 Graduate Admissions. If you have an advanced degree you are exempt from the required test scores.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be originals and be related specifically to the candidate's ability to pursue advanced study, to express ideas and to work effectively in one’s chosen field of employment. Letters should be no more than six months old.
What about Transferring Courses?
Twelve (12) credits (four courses at Worcester State University) will transfer into a Master’s degree if applicable to the program. These twelve (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 graduate coordinator after you have been accepted.