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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 your online options here.

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 For Foisie Business School-specific questions contact

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. Foisie 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 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).  

TOEFLS and IELTS are also 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, 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.

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

Foisie Business School:

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.

The GMAT/GRE is optional for all Foisie Business School programs. 

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.