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Admissions Process

How to Apply and Application Requirements - Degree Programs

The academic requirements and required application materials will vary based on the College and the major to which you are applying. The following chart will provide you with a checklist of required application materials. There is a $30 application fee for all applications. This fee can be waived if a Western New England University alumnus/a signs the application.

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GMAT Codes -  4ZX-WX-72 (MBA),  4ZX-WX-01 (MSA), 4ZX-WX-76 (MSOL)
GRE Code - 3962

Application Requirements By Program

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Communication
Official Copy of Transcript
Three Recommendations
A personal essay of at least 500 words articulating your reasons for pursuing graduate study in communication.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Master of Arts in English for Teachers
Official Copy of Transcript
Two Recommendations
Typed one-page, single-spaced personal statement explaining your reasons for pursuing this graduate degree and how the degree will help you attain your personal goals.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers
Official Copy of Transcript
Two Recommendations
Typed one-page, single-spaced personal statement explaining your reasons for pursuing this graduate degree and how the degree will help you attain your personal goals.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Official Copy of Transcript
Two Recommendations
Typed one-page, single-spaced personal statement explaining your reasons for pursuing this graduate degree and how the degree will help you attain your personal goals.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Official Copy of Transcript
Two Recommendations
A typed personal narrative (up to 500 words) that describes the tradition of fiction that inspires your work.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
A fiction writing sample. The writing sample should be at least 10-15 pages, typed, single-sided, and double-spaced.

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
Official Copy of Transcript
GRE
Three Recommendations
Typed, two- to three-page, single-spaced personal statement explaining your reasons for pursuing this graduate degree and how the degree will help you attain your personal goals.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
A list of three Western New England University faculty advisors in order of your preference.

PhD in Behavior Analysis
Official Copy of Transcript
GRE
Three Recommendations
Typed two- to three-page, single-spaced personal statement explaining your reasons for pursuing this graduate degree and how the degree will help you attain your personal goals.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
Documentation of BCBA or Master’s in Behavior Analysis
A list of three Western New England University faculty advisors in order of your preference.

College of Business

Master of Business Administration
Official Copy of Transcript
GMAT*
Two Recommendations
Please provide essay responses to the following questions. Limit each response to 500 words. Use at least 11-point font and 1.5 spacing. If you are applying to a combined degree program, you will only need to provide a response to question “a.”
a. What strengths will you bring to the graduate program and how will they help you succeed in graduate business study? Discuss any circumstances that you feel account for any perceived weaknesses in your application.
b.How will a graduate business degree from Western New England University help you enhance your career and attain your goals?
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
Prerequisite courses: Accounting, Finance, and Statistics

Master of Science in Accounting
Official Copy of Transcript
GMAT*
Two Recommendations
Please provide essay responses to the following questions. Limit each response to 500 words. Use at least 11-point font and 1.5 spacing. If you are applying to a combined degree program, you will only need to provide a response to question “a.”
a. What strengths will you bring to the graduate program and how will they help you succeed in graduate business study? Discuss any circumstances that you feel account for any perceived weaknesses in your application.
b. How will a graduate business degree from Western New England University help you enhance your career and attain your goals?
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
Foundation Courses in Accounting

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
Official Copy of Transcript
GMAT*
Two Recommendations
Please provide essay responses to the following questions. Limit each response to 500 words. Use at least 11-point font and 1.5 spacing. If you are applying to a combined degree program, you will only need to provide a response to question “a.”
a. What strengths will you bring to the graduate program and how will they help you succeed in graduate business study? Discuss any circumstances that you feel account for any perceived weaknesses in your application.
b. How will a graduate business degree from Western New England University help you enhance your career and attain your goals?
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

JD/MBA
Official Copy of Transcript
LSAT
One Recommendation
Please provide essay responses to the following question. Limit  your response to 500 words. Use at least 11-point font and 1.5 spacing.
a. What strengths will you bring to the graduate program and how will they help you succeed in graduate business study? Discuss any circumstances that you feel account for any perceived weaknesses in your application.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
Prerequisite courses: Accounting, Finance, and Statistics 

JD/MSA
Official Copy of Transcript
LSAT
One Recommendation
Please provide essay responses to the following question. Limit  your response to 500 words. Use at least 11-point font and 1.5 spacing.|
a. What strengths will you bring to the graduate program and how will they help you succeed in graduate business study? Discuss any circumstances that you feel account for any perceived weaknesses in your application.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
Foundation Courses in Accounting

College of Engineering

Master’s Degree Programs**
Official Copy of Transcript
Two Recommendations
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

PhD in Engineering Management
Official Copy of Transcript
GRE
Two Recommendations

* MBA, Master of Science in Accounting, and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership candidates can request a waiver of the GMAT.  Please reference the application for admission for a copy of the GMAT Waiver Form.

**The master's programs in engineering require a baccalaureate degree in engineering, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.

Send all application materials to:
Graduate Admissions
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684