Steps to Apply

Are you wondering if WPI has the faculty expertise and the research opportunities you’re looking for? Are you curious to see if our graduate student community will give you the meaningful personal experiences and potential industry connections so important to you?

You want a grad school that helps you get ahead. From rigorous academic courses and labs to real-world work experiences and robust professional development—find out how WPI has everything you need.

1. Follow your passion

WPI has over 50 master’s and doctoral degree programs and a commitment to working across disciplines. Your impact will be greater thanks to meaningful collaborations with expert faculty and dedicated peers across campus.

2. Create your own journey

Can your love of biology and your penchant for numbers create a career-worthy, personalized academic path? Yes—you can do that at WPI. There are no silos here, and multidisciplinary study is the rule, not the exception.

3. Are we a good match?

Wondering if you’re a good candidate for WPI? Read over the application requirements or get in touch with the department or program you’re interested in. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk with grad admissions counselors—or come see us to get a feel for our beautiful hilltop campus. Explore to learn more.

4. Send in your application

If you think WPI sounds like a good place to advance your knowledge and reach your goals, use this interactive checklist to determine which documents you need. You can then start the application process by applying online. Call us if you have any questions or want to know more information before you start. Also check out Financial Aid information.


5. When will you know?

Each department works with Graduate Admissions on application decisions. When the decisions have been made, you’ll be notified by email as soon as possible. You’ll also hear from us about financial aid offers and enrollment deadlines.

6. Make it official

Once you receive an acceptance letter to WPI, you may login to accept your offer and start the process of joining the WPI community. Show your pride and get social. We love hearing from accepted students when they decide to join WPI.

7. Welcome to the herd!

We’re happy you’re joining WPI—congratulations on this decision! When you arrive for New Student Orientation, you’ll find a community of curious, innovative, and thoughtful students and faculty who share your high standards.