If you are still investigating the opportunities for graduate programs at WPI, Degrees and Certificates is a good place to start. You may also be interested in Graduate Studies and Research

Interested in our online graduate programs? Learn more about how to apply.

For our science, engineering, and business degrees, select the graduate program you are interested in to learn about specific application requirements and deadlines.

Review application requirements for international students.

Application Requirements
Online Application Submission Deadline  
All Credentials Deadline  
Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities  
Application fee of $70  
Letters of Recommendation  
GRE *or GMAT  
Statement of Purpose  

Starting Your Application

Start your WPI graduate application by clicking on the link below. You don’t need to complete the application in one sitting. After you submit your application you will not be able to make changes.  If you have questions along the way, please contact us at grad@wpi.edu. For Foisie Business School-specific questions contact business@wpi.edu.

IMPORTANT: Do not mail any documents to WPI.

All required credentials should be provided electronically through the application. Paper documents mailed to our office will be discarded.

The minimum TOEFL score for science and engineering applicants whose native language is not English is 84, ideally with no subscore below 20.  The minimum total IELTS score is 7.0 with no band score below 6.5.  

If applicants have two continuous years of full-time, university-level study completed within the last five years, in a country where the official language is English, he or she can request a TOEFL/IELTS waiver.  Students who have studied at a school where the language of instruction is English, but the official language of the country is not English do not qualify for a waiver (e.g., study at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, does not qualify a student for the TOEFL waiver).  

There are no minimum GRE scores, but the average for admitted students is typically 150 verbal, 165 quantitative, and 3.0 analytical. 

WPI only accepts official test scores from the GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL. Please contact the ETS and have your scores released to us if they are required. Our institution code is 3969, and all departments use the same code.

For all Foisie Business School graduate programs the minimum score for the TOEFL exam is 90 and the IELTS minimum score is 7. For Foisie Business School PhD applicants, a TOEFL minimum score of 100 (internet based) or an IELTS band score of 7.5 is required.

Foisie Business School:

The GMAT/GRE can be waived for any student applying to a business school MBA or master's program who has at least eight years of consecutive work experience AND has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND has at least two quantitative courses (undergraduate or graduate) with a grade of 3.0 or higher. Or any business school applicant with a prior master’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher AND at least two quantitative courses (undergraduate or graduate) with a grade of 3.0 or higher.  For PhD applicants, the GMAT/GRE can be waived for any student applying who has a significant amount of research experience AND has an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher AND has at least two quantitative courses (undergraduate or graduate) with a grade of 3.5 or higher.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) downloads IELTS scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account. We will not accept paper IELTS test report forms. Please contact your test center and request that your scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Admissions
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609

Your Application Status

It will take approximately two weeks to process your application and support materials. At that point you’ll receive notification and directions on checking the status of your application.

Each application is personally reviewed by the academic department. Admission decisions may take six to eight weeks. To notify you as soon as we know the decision, Graduate Admissions will send you an email. The official offer of admission will be sent by mail.

Acceptance letters contain login information to a website where you will find details about registration, orientation, and life at WPI.