Admissions for Online Programs

Are you ready to get started on your online journey to a graduate degree or certificate from WPI? Our dedicated team is available to help you through every step of the admissions process. With a rolling admission process, you can apply for an online program at any time with no application deadlines.

Preview

Getting Started

Our flexible programs allow students with a technical bachelor's degree to take up to two WPI courses before formal admission into a master’s program. Credits from these courses may be transferred into a graduate program upon formal admission into that program. If you’d like to take a few courses before formally applying, the first step is to complete our enrollment form. Once submitted, a WPI representative will be in touch within 48 hours to get you registered into your first course. You can view our online offerings, by term, on the Registrar’s site.

While WPI allows students to take two courses, we strongly encourage students to begin the application process right away. Successfully completing a course does not guarantee or equal admittance to a program. 

For students who feel that they need to refresh some of their skills, or who receive a conditional acceptance, our prep courses may help. Admittance to a degree program is required for most prep courses.

Admissions Requirements

Entrance to a WPI online graduate program requires a relevant bachelor’s degree from a highly accredited university, preferably ABET accredited, if earned in the United States (especially for engineering programs). Students are permitted to apply with unofficial transcripts initially, however official transcripts are required once admitted and moving forward.

Application Requirements
On-Campus Program
Online Program
Department/Program
Application Submission Deadline
All Credentials Deadline
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities
Additional Information
Application fee of $70
Letters of Recommendation
GRE
Statement of Purpose

Aerospace Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Aerospace Engineering
Online Degree Master’s in Aerospace Engineering Online
Department Aerospace Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required for online program only.

Aerospace Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Aerospace Engineering
Department Aerospace Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Applied Mathematics MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Applied Mathematics
Department Mathematical Sciences
Application Submission Deadline January 1 is the deadline to complete an application for full consideration for fall admission (we begin reviewing applications just after that date). October 31 is the last possible date to start an application for the spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Applied Physics MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Applied Physics
Department Physics
Application Submission Deadline Rolling.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Applied Physics PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Applied Physics
Department Physics
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Recommended but not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Applied Statistics MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Applied Statistics
Department Mathematical Sciences
Application Submission Deadline January 1 is the deadline to complete an application for full consideration for fall admission (we begin reviewing applications just after that date). October 31 is the last possible date to start an application for the spring.

All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Artificial Intelligence MS

Application Requirements
On-Campus/Online Degree This track is offered for both an On-Campus and Online degree
Online Degree Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Department Computer Science
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for WPI students and alumni)
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications for pursuing graduate study in the chosen field. Applicants are required to invite their recommenders to submit letters through the online application only.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required. This is a brief essay discussing background, interests, academic intent, and the reasons the applicant feels s/he would benefit from the program. The statement of purpose must be submitted electronically with the online application.
Additional Information College transcripts in English and the original language from all accredited degree-granting institutions attended are required. Admitted students must provide official transcripts with an indication that the bachelor’s degree has been awarded before they matriculate.

Biochemistry MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Biochemistry
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Biochemistry PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Biochemistry
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Department Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Required for all applicants; waived for WPI students and alumni.
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Department Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall. There is no spring intake for this program.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Required for all applicants; waived for WPI students and alumni.
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Biology & Biotechnology MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Biology and Biotechnology
Department Biology & Biotechnology
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for the fall term. There is no spring admission for this program.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Biology & Biotechnology PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Biology and Biotechnology
Department Biology & Biotechnology
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for the fall term. There is no spring admission for this program.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Biomanufacturing Certificate Online

Application Requirements
Online Degree Life Sciences / Biomanufacturing Graduate Certificate Online
Department Biology & Biotechnology
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Not required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Biomedical Engineering MEng

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
Department Biomedical Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for the fall term. There is no spring admission for this program.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Biomedical Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Biomedical Engineering
Department Biomedical Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for the fall term. There is no spring admission for this program.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Biomedical Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Biomedical Engineering
Department Biomedical Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for the fall term. There is no spring admission for this program.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Bioscience Management MS

Application Requirements
Online Degree Master’s in Bioscience Management Online
Department Biology & Biotechnology
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Biotechnology MS

Application Requirements
On-Campus/Online Degree This track is offered for both an On-Campus and Online degree
On-campus Degree Master’s in Biotechnology
Online Degree Online Master’s in Biotechnology
Department Biology & Biotechnology
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Business Administration in Analytics (MBA)

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree MBA in Analytics
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for WPI students and alumni)
GRE Not Required
Letters of Recommendation 3 with one from a relevant non-academic source
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required. This is a brief essay discussing background, interests, academic intent, and the reasons the applicant feels s/he would benefit from the program. The statement of purpose must be submitted electronically with the online application.

Business Administration MBA

Application Requirements
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Two 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.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required. Tell us who you are and why you’re interested in our program. We want to know why you are pursuing this master’s, what your long-term career goals are, and why you feel WPI will help you meet your goals.
Additional Information Applicants are also required to have two years’ professional work experience (post-graduation from undergrad) by the start of the program.

Business Administration PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Business Administration
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Application deadline for the fall semester is February 1st for domestic and international students. Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a case by case basis. We do not accept applications for the spring semester.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 15-30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE GMAT or GRE scores are required; waivers could be available for WPI alumni who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher and may be waived for applications with special circumstances. For more information please see below.
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. Academically qualified recommendations may be submitted, as needed.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Business Analytics MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Business Analytics
Online Degree Master’s in Business Analytics Online
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling. International applicants should apply by June 15 for fall and November 6 for spring. Domestic applicants should apply by July 15 for fall and December 15 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 15-30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required
Additional Information Applicants to the MSBA are also required to have at least one prior college-level statistics course with a grade of B or better.

Business Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Innovation with User Experience Certificate
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Chemical Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Chemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE The GRE is required of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Chemical Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Chemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE The GRE is required of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Chemical Engineering Professional MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Professional Master’s Program in Chemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE The GRE is required of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Chemistry MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Chemistry
Online Degree MS in Chemistry Online: Medicinal Plant Chemistry Focus
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Chemistry PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Chemistry
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Civil Engineering MEng

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng)
Department Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Civil Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Civil Engineering
Department Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Civil Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
Department Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Community Climate Adaptation

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Community Climate Adaptation
Department Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering, Integrative & Global Studies
Application Submission Deadline This program only enrolls for the fall semester. There is no spring semester admission. Students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall semester admission. Funding is not guaranteed, but students who apply by 1 January will be considered when it is available.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for WPI students and alumni)
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications for pursuing graduate study in the chosen field. Applicants are required to invite their recommenders to submit letters through the online application only.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required. This is a brief essay discussing background, interests, academic intent, and the reasons the applicant feels s/he would benefit from the program. The statement of purpose must be submitted electronically with the online application.
Additional Information College transcripts in English and the original language from all accredited degree-granting institutions attended are required. Admitted students must provide official transcripts with an indication that the bachelor’s degree has been awarded before they matriculate. Candidates for the CCA MS must meet WPI’s requirements and have a BS in social science, environmental studies/science, physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, or other relevant field, with a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Computational Media PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Computational Media
Department Interactive Media & Game Development
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required
Portfolio

Required (guidelines)

Computer Science Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Computer Science Certificates
Department Computer Science
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Computer Science MCS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master of Computer Science (MCS)
Department Computer Science
Application Submission Deadline Rolling. There is no spring intake for the on-campus program.

All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Computer Science MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)
Department Computer Science
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Computer Science PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Computer Science
Department Computer Science
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Construction Project Management Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Construction Project Management Certificate
Online Degree Construction Project Management Graduate Certificate Online
Department Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required for online program only.

Construction Project Management MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Construction Project Management
Online Degree Civil Engineering: Master's in Environmental Engineering & Construction Project Management Online
Department Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required for online program only.

Cyber Security MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Cyber Security
Department Computer Science
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Data Science Certificate

Application Requirements
On-Campus/Online Degree This track is offered for both an On-Campus and Online degree
On-campus Degree Data Science Certificate
Department Data Science
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Data Science MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Data Science
Department Data Science
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Data Science PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Data Science
Department Data Science
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Electrical & Computer Engineering Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Electrical & Computer Engineering Certificates
Online Degree Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Certificate Online
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Electrical & Computer Engineering MEng

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Electrical & Computer Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Online Degree Master's in Electrical & Computer Engineering Online
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Environmental Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Environmental Engineering
Online Degree Civil Engineering: Master's in Environmental Engineering & Construction Project Management Online
Department Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Executive PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Executive PhD
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling deadline
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 15-30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE GMAT/GRE scores are not required, but the average score for admitted students is 630.
Letters of Recommendation Two letters
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required. As part of your Statement or Purpose, please include your proposed programs, areas of interest, and outcomes goals. During our review process, we will then attempt to pair you with a faculty member who is a good match to work with you in the program. If you have already identified a potential faculty member to be your advisor, please list them in your statement.
Additional Information Requires 15 years of experience. Students are expected to have successfully demonstrated graduate-level knowledge in a discipline that is relevant to the student's proposed concentration.
Video Interview An interview may be offered once all credentials have arrived, but it’s not required.

Explosion Protection Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-Campus/Online Degree This track is offered for both an On-Campus and Online degree
Department Fire Protection Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for WPI students and alumni)
GRE Not Required
Letters of Recommendation 3 Letters
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required. This is a brief essay discussing background, interests, academic intent, and the reasons the applicant feels s/he would benefit from the program. The statement of purpose must be submitted electronically with the online application.
Additional Information College transcripts in English and the original language from all accredited degree-granting institutions attended are required. Admitted students must provide official transcripts with an indication that the bachelor’s degree has been awarded before they matriculate.

Financial Technology (FinTech) Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Financial Technology Certificate
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Financial Technology (FinTech) MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but international applicants should apply by June 15 for fall and November 6 for spring, while domestic applicants should apply by July 15 for fall and December 15 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically via the online application from individuals who can comment on your qualifications for pursuing graduate study
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required
Additional Information Applicants to MS FinTech are required to have completed at least one prior college-level statistics and finance/accounting preparation course.

Financial Technology (FinTech) PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Application deadline for the fall semester is May 1st for domestic and international students. Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We do not accept applications for the spring semester.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE GMAT or GRE scores are optional; waivers could be available for WPI alumni who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher and may be waived for applications with special circumstances. For more information, please see below.
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. Academically qualified recommendations may be submitted, as needed.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required. This is a brief essay discussing background, interests, academic intent, and the reasons the applicant feels they would benefit from the program. The statement of purpose must be submitted electronically with the online application.

Fire Protection Engineering Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Fire Protection Engineering Certificates
Online Degree Fire Protection Engineering Graduate Certificate Online
Department Fire Protection Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Not required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Fire Protection Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Fire Protection Engineering
Online Degree Master's in Fire Protection Engineering Online
Department Fire Protection Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Requested for those without work experience.

Fire Protection Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Fire Protection Engineering
Department Fire Protection Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Global Health MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master of Science in Global Health
Department Integrative & Global Studies
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for WPI students and alumni)
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications for pursuing graduate study in the chosen field. Applicants must invite their recommenders to submit letters through the online application only.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required. This is a brief essay discussing background, interests, academic intent, and reasons the applicant feels s/he would benefit from the program. The statement of purpose must be submitted electronically with the online application.
Additional Information A bachelor's degree in an area related to one of the four concentrations, or a minor in Global Health, or some direct experience in the field, is required.

A strong applicant who is missing background coursework as needed for course requirements may be admitted, with the expectation that they will take and pass one or more undergraduate courses in this area of deficiency either during the summer prior to admission or within the first semester after admission.

College transcripts in English and the original language from all accredited degree-granting institutions attended are required. Admitted students must provide official transcripts with an indication that the bachelor’s degree has been awarded before they matriculate.

Health Systems Innovation Certificate

Application Requirements
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Industrial Mathematics MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Industrial Mathematics
Department Mathematical Sciences
Application Submission Deadline January 1 is the deadline to complete an application for full consideration for fall admission (we begin reviewing applications just after that date). October 31 is the last possible date to start an application for the spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Information Technology Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Information Technology Certificate
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Information Technology MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Information Technology
Online Degree Master’s in Information Technology Online
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling. International applicants should apply by Jun 15 for fall and Nov 6 for spring. Domestic applicants should apply by Jul 15 for fall and Dec 15 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 15-30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required
Additional Information Applicants to the MSIT are also required to have at least one prior college-level programming course with a grade of B or better

Innovation with User Experience Certificate

Application Requirements
On-Campus/Online Degree This track is offered for both an On-Campus and Online degree
On-campus Degree Innovation with User Experience Certificate
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Interactive Media & Game Design (MFA)

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media & Game Design (MFA)
Department Interactive Media & Game Development
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required
Portfolio

Required (guidelines)

Artist/Designer/Writer’s Statement

Required (guidelines)

Interactive Media & Game Development MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Interactive Media & Game Development
Department Interactive Media & Game Development
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Two 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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required
Portfolio

Optional (guidelines)

Learning Sciences & Technologies MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Learning Sciences & Technologies
Department Learning Sciences & Technologies
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Strongly recommended for all applicants.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Writing Sample Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Learning Sciences & Technologies PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Learning Sciences & Technologies
Department Learning Sciences & Technologies
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Strongly recommended for all applicants.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Writing Sample Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Life Sciences Management Certificate

Application Requirements
Online Degree Life Sciences / Biomanufacturing Graduate Certificate Online
Department Biology & Biotechnology
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Management MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Management
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline International applicants should apply by Jun 15 for fall and Nov 6 for spring. Domestic applicants should apply by Jul 15 for fall and Dec 15 for spring. Decisions are made on a rolling basis.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 15-30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required
Additional Information This program is only available for BS/MS students.

Manufacturing Engineering Certificate

Application Requirements
Online Degree Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Certificate
Department Manufacturing Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Manufacturing Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Manufacturing Engineering
Online Degree Master’s in Manufacturing Engineering Online
Department Manufacturing Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE The GRE is required of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Manufacturing Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Manufacturing Engineering
Department Manufacturing Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE The GRE is required of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Master of Architecture

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master of Architecture
Department Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not Required
Letters of Recommendation 3 with one from a relevant non-academic source
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required – Provide goals as part of this submission
Additional Information Portfolio of creative work
Resume

Materials Science & Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Material Science & Engineering
Online Degree Master’s in Materials Science Online
Department Materials Science & Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE The GRE is required of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Materials Science & Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Materials Science & Engineering
Department Materials Science & Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE The GRE is required of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Mathematical Sciences PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Mathematical Sciences
Department Mathematical Sciences
Application Submission Deadline January 1st is the last date to submit an application for full consideration for fall admission that year. March 31st is the last day to start an application for the fall, and October 31st is the last day for the following spring.

As of November 11, 2023, applications to this program are no longer being accepted for the spring 2024 entry term.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE GRE math subject test is strongly recommended
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Mathematics for Educators MME

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Mathematics for Educators
Department Mathematical Sciences
Application Submission Deadline Applications are accepted year-round for admission to the fall (August) or spring (January) semester. Students can begin taking courses before formal admission to the program, but should consult with the program director before enrolling.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Mathematics for Educators MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Mathematics for Educators (MMEd)
Department Mathematical Sciences
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Mechanical Engineering for Technical Leaders (METL) Certificate

Application Requirements
Online Degree Mechanical Engineering for Technical Leaders (METL) Graduate Certificate Online
Department Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Mechanical Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Mechanical Engineering
Online Degree Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Online
Department Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Mechanical Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Department Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Neuroscience MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Neuroscience
Department Neuroscience
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for WPI students and alumni)
GRE The GRE is recommended of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Nuclear Science and Engineering Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Nuclear Science & Engineering Certificate
Department Physics
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Operations and Supply Chain Analytics MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Operations & Supply Chain Analytics
Online Degree Master’s in Operations and Supply Chain Analytics Online
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling. International applicants should apply by Jun 15 for fall and Nov 6 for spring. Domestic applicants should apply by Jul 15 for fall and Dec 15 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 15-30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Not required
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 application.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Physics for Educators MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Physics for Educators (MPED)
Department Physics
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Physics MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master’s in Physics
Department Physics
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Physics PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Physics
Department Physics
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Recommended
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Power Systems Engineering Certificate

Application Requirements
Online Degree Graduate Certificates in Power Systems Online
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Not required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Power Systems Engineering MEng

Application Requirements
Online Degree Master's in Power Systems Engineering Online (MEng)
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE The GRE is required of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Optional

Power Systems Management Certificate

Application Requirements
Online Degree Graduate Certificates in Power Systems Online
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Not required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Power Systems Management MS

Application Requirements
Online Degree Master's in Power Systems Management Online
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE The GRE is required of all applicants. The GRE is waived for any applicant applying with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or Canada.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Robotics Engineering Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Robotics Engineering Graduate Certificate
Online Degree Graduate Certificates in Robotics Engineering Online
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Not required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Robotics Engineering MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Robotics Engineering
Online Degree Master's in Robotics Engineering Online
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for online program)
GRE Highly recommended but not required.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Robotics Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Robotics Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Highly recommended but not required.
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Science and Technology for Innovation in Global Development Certificate

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Science, Technology, and Innovation for Global Development Certificate
Department Social Science & Policy Studies
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One letter of recommendation is required.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Science and Technology for Innovation in Global Development MS

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree Master's in Science and Technology for Innovation in Global Development
Department Social Science & Policy Studies
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Our program requires two letters from employers, supervisors, professors, instructors, or others who are able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential (no friends or relatives, please). These references should be able to judge your qualifications — including intellectual and analytical ability, oral and written communication skills, independence, initiative, and drive —necessary for success in graduate coursework and/or research, if applicable.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required. Please provide a Statement of Purpose in which you discuss your professional goals, academic interests, and/or research interests, as well as your plans for achieving these goals. Please indicate specific faculty members with whom you would like to work. Please also discuss your specific educational, professional, or other experiences that will contribute to your success in the program and in your career. This statement should not exceed 800 words.

Statistics PhD

Application Requirements
On-campus Degree PhD in Statistics
Department Mathematical Sciences
Application Submission Deadline January 1 is the deadline to complete an application for full consideration for fall admission (we begin reviewing applications just after that date). October 31 is the last possible date to start an application for the spring.

As of November 11, 2023, applications to this program are no longer being accepted for the spring 2024 entry term.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Supply Chain Analytics Certificate

Application Requirements
Online Degree Graduate Certificates in Supply Chain Online
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One Letter 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.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Supply Chain Essentials Certificate

Application Requirements
Online Degree Graduate Certificates in Supply Chain Online
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation One Letter 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.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

System Dynamics PhD

Application Requirements
Department Social Science & Policy Studies
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Systems Engineering Certificate

Application Requirements
Online Degree Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate Online
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not Required
Letters of Recommendation Not required
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Not required

Systems Engineering Leadership MS

Application Requirements
Online Degree Master's in Systems Engineering & Systems Engineering Leadership Online
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Systems Engineering MS

Application Requirements
Online Degree Master's in Systems Engineering & Systems Engineering Leadership Online
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Rolling
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Not Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Systems Engineering PhD

Application Requirements
Online Degree PhD in Systems Engineering Online
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Submission Deadline Faculty review applications for this program 2x per year: November 1 (Spring) and March 1 (Fall).
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Not required
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 application.
Resume Required
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

Systems Modeling MS

Application Requirements
Department Social Science & Policy Studies
Application Submission Deadline Rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.
All Credentials Deadline We recommend completing your application within 30 days of submission.
Application fee of $70 Required
GRE Required
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 application.
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required

WPI & NUTM

Application Requirements
Department The Business School
Application Submission Deadline Apply by Nov. 15 for spring (January start).
All Credentials Deadline Application decisions are generally delivered within 10-14 Business Days.
Application fee of $70 Required (waived for WPI students and alumni)
GRE Not required
Letters of Recommendation Three Letters of Recommendation (HR/Supervisor recommendation will be accepted).
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities Required
Statement of Purpose Required
Additional Information USE CODE: WPINUTM to get application waiver.

Have Questions?

Our Online Enrollment Team can help answer any questions throughout the process. Visit our Meet the Team page to find your dedicated team member based on your program of interest. Schedule a meeting with them at your convenience.

Other application documents vary by academic department and type of program (master’s, PhD, certificate).

If your application requires a statement of purpose, here's a guide to help you get started

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students who come from countries where English is not the first language. Scores must be sent to WPI (school code: 3969). To learn more about TOEFL and IELTS scores, visit the Graduate Catalog

How to Apply

Go to the Graduate Admissions Application and create your admissions account. You have your choice of which email address and password you prefer to use for the system. Once your account is created, you can log back in at any time to upload materials or check the status of your application. 

This handy interactive application checklist will help you stay organized when gathering documents for your application. Your supporting documents should be uploaded directly into your admissions application. All documents, including unofficial transcripts from all universities attended previously, are required before an application can be reviewed. Please note that official transcripts are required once you have been admitted to WPI. Those can be sent to the attention of Graduate Admissions at:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Graduate Admissions

100 Institute Rd

Worcester, MA 01609

Once all materials are submitted, you will receive a confirmation email and your application will be sent for departmental review. The review process may take up to six to eight weeks and you will be notified via email when an admissions decision is reached.

How to Complete your Graduate Application