Application Requirements

Applicants to all campus-based graduate degree programs must submit the following:

  • Completed online application You can apply at any time; we admit students year-round.  Applications for admission to the Spring semester should be submitted by October 1st to guarantee consideration, and applications for the Fall semester should be submitted by January 1st if you are seeking TA or RA funding
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities
  • Application fee of $70 (online by credit card, or by check or money order payable to WPI)
    Application Fees Notes and Exceptions:
    • Current WPI undergraduates and alumni: Fee is waived for current WPI undergraduates and alumni
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (varies by Department) WPI's Institution Code is 3969
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your qualifications for pursuing graduate study are required.  Please invite your recommenders to submit their letters electronically via the online application
    Letters of Recommendation Notes & Exceptions:
    • Social Science & Policy Studies: Letters of Recommendation are not required for students applying for a certificate program. Letters of Recommendation are required for all other applicants.

TOEFL/IELTS

  • The test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) is required for International students who come from countries where English is not their first language.
    • Have the scores sent to WPI (school code: 3969).
      The minimum scores for admission are:
      TOEFL: 223 (computer based test)
      563 (paper-based test)
      84 (internet-based test)
      IELTS: 7.0 overall band score with no sub-score lower than 6.5
  • TOEFL/IELTS Notes and Exceptions:
    • Applicants who have completed two years of full-time study in a college or university in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or the Anglophone regions of Africa, Canada, or the Caribbean, within five years of matriculating at WPI are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores
    • School of Business: TOEFL/IELTS is required for all applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an English-instruction college or university
    • Higher scores are required for Teaching Assistants.
    • Scores are valid for two years from the test date.
      For more information or to register to take the TOEFL: www.toefl.org. For more information or to register to take the IELTS: www.ielts.org.
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    Department / Program GRE Statement of Purpose
    Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Required for all applicants; waived for WPI students and alumni. Required for all applicants
    Biology & Biotechnology                    Fall semester admission only Required for all applicants. Required for all applicants
    Biomedical Engineering
    Fall semester admission only
    Required for all applicants; waived for WPI students and alumni. Required for all applicants
    School of Business M.B.A. applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores. GRE may be substituted for GMAT for M.S. and Graduate Certificate applicants. Required for all applications; a resume is also required. 
    Chemical Engineering Required for all international applicants; recommended for all others. Waived for WPI students and alumni. Required for all applicants
    Chemistry & Biochemistry Required for all applicants; waived for WPI students and alumni. Required for all applicants
    Civil & Environmental Engineering Required for all international applicants; recommended for all others. Waived for WPI students and alumni. Required for PhD applicants
    Computer Science Required for all applicants; waived for WPI students and alumni.  Required for all applicants
    DATA SCIENCE GRE or GMAT required for international students; recommended for US students. Waived for WPI students and alumni. Required for all applicants
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Required for U.S. applicants seeking funding and all international applicants. Waived for WPI students and alumni. Required for Ph.D. only
    Fire Protection Engineering Required for PhD applicants and international applicants; recommended for all others. Waived for WPI students and alumni.  Required for Ph.D. only; requested for those without work experience
    Interactive Media & Game Development Recommended for all applicants.Waived for WPI students and alumni.   Required for all applicants; a portfolio may be submitted in addition (optional)
    Interdisciplinary MS and Ph. D. See Graduate Catalog - Interdisciplinary Programs See Graduate Catalog - Interdisciplinary Programs
    Learning Sciences and Technologies Strongly recommended for all applicants. Waived for WPI students and alumni.  Required for all applicants; a writting sample is also required
    Manufacturing Engineering Required for international applicants; recommended for all others. Waived for WPI students and alumni.  Not required
    Materials Process Engineering Required for international applicants; recommended for all others. Waived for WPI students and alumni.  Not required
    Materials Science & Engineering Required for international applicants; recommended for all others. Waived for WPI students and alumni.   Not required
    Mathematical Sciences Subject test in math is required for PhD applicants and prospective TAs; strongly recommended for all others. Not required
    Mechanical Engineering Recommended for all applicants. Waived for WPI students and alumni.  Required for all applicants
    Physics Subject test in physics is required for all Ph.D. applicants, including WPI students and alumni; recommended for all others. Required for all applicants
    Robotics Engineering Not required for MS applicants; required for PhD applicants. Waived for WPI undergraduates and alumni. Required for all applicants
    Social Science/Policy Studies Not required for certificate. Required for all other applicants. Waived for WPI students and alumni.  Not Required for certificate. Required for all other applicants.
    STEM for EDUCATORS Not required. Required for all applicants
     

     

     

 

 
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