Go further with Worcester State.
Whether you want to take your undergraduate studies to the next level, or gain the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a new career path, Worcester State University’s graduate programs will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With online and on campus classes, Worcester State’s full- and part-time programs will help you go further while balancing the demands of work, school and family.
The Department of Graduate and Continuing Education offers:
As a student in one of the University’s 30+ graduate programs, you will work closely with accomplished faculty members who are experienced practitioners and researchers. You will also benefit from Worcester State’s collaboration with industry partners who offer exceptional hands-on learning opportunities and internships. And, you will have the facilities and resources of a first-class liberal arts and sciences university at your fingertips.
Complete the online graduate school application and go further with Worcester State University.
Important Application Information
The first step in the admissions process is to complete and submit the online graduate school 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, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your file will be reviewed once all the documents have been received.
Documents Needed for Admission
Please submit the following documents with your online graduate school application to the Graduate Admissions Office:
- $50 application fee
- Official transcripts with a calculated GPA for the institution that awarded your baccalaureate degree. (Official Course-by-Course transcript evaluation required for all international transcripts)
- Official transcripts from any additional institutions where college credit has been earned
- Two current letters of recommendation; three for the M.S. in Management and M.Ed. in School Leadership and Administration programs
- Evidence of completion of additional department admissions requirements (visit Worcester State’s online graduate catalog or download a PDF version for details)
- A completed Tuition Residency Statement (Occupational Therapy applicants only)
- Test results of either your Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Millers Analogies Test (MAT), or General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) (depending on the graduate program to which you plan to apply)
- The Master of Education program (except the M.Ed. program with no concentration) does not require score submissions if evidence of passing appropriate MTELs is provided
- Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT or MAT) are not required for the the Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Non-Profit Management, the Master of Public Administration & Policy and the Master of Public Management programs
- If you have an advanced degree, you are exempt from the required test scores with proper documentation
Twelve credits (4 courses at Worcester State) may 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 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.
If you are a prospective international graduate student, please visit the International Applicants page for information on what you need to do beyond the general admissions requirements.
- TOEFL(iBt 79), Duolingo (100), Pearson PTE (59), iTEP (4.0) or IELTS (6.5) score report is required if education was in a language other than English
- The need for an English proficiency exam is waived for students who complete the Bridge to University program in the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) here at Worcester State with the successful completion of one or two graduate-level courses, along with a letter of recommendation from IELI faculty
Letters of Recommendation
Your letters of recommendation should be originals and be related specifically to your ability to undertake advanced study, to express ideas, and to work effectively in your chosen field of employment. Letters should be no more than 6 months old and should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office directly from the recommender.
- General Letter of Recommendation Form
- M.Ed. Leadership and Administration Letter of Recommendation Form
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 the Graduate School.
Speech-Language Pathology Applicants
If 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.
*Information Regarding Deadlines
- Applications received after these deadlines will be reviewed if time allows. Otherwise, applications will be reviewed for the following semester.
- All on-campus graduate programs follow these deadlines, except for Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and EDS in School Psychology.
- Fully online programs have their own calendar, and do not adhere to these deadlines.
Enhance your education at Worcester State!