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Starting Your Application
This interactive application checklist will help you stay organized when gathering documents for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For Business School-specific questions contact email@example.com.
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. The minimum Duolingo score is 115. WPI Business School application requirements are below.
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 an English proficiency 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 English proficiency waiver).
The English proficiency requirement can also be waived for individuals who have been in the US for three or more years working.
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, TOEFL, or Duolingo. 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.
Please use the following link to send the official Duolingo scores to WPI.
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:
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The Business School at WPI
For all graduate programs in The WPI Business School, the minimum score for the TOEFL exam is 90, the IELTS minimum score is 7, and the Duolingo minimum score is 115. For PhD applicants, a TOEFL minimum score of 100 (internet based) or an IELTS band score of 7.5 is required. Duolingo scores are not accepted for The Business School’s PhD programs. Learn more about our ESL waiver policies.
The GMAT/GRE is optional for all programs in The Business School except for the PhD in Business Administration.
Requirements for PhD in Business Administration
- Minimum GMAT score of 600 or its equivalent on the GRE taken within the last 5 years. The WPI alum GMAT/GRE waiver policy does not apply to the PhD program, and a WPI alum must submit their GMAT/GRE scores
- Master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or an approved foreign equivalent institution
- Grade point averages of 3.5 or better in all prior undergraduate and graduate studies