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Graduate Application Requirements

How to Apply and Application Requirements - Degree Programs

The academic requirements and required application materials will vary based on the College and the program 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

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

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Communication

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • GMAT* or GRE
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • GMAT* or GRE
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • GMAT* or GRE
  • 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

Master of Science in Sport Leadership and Coaching

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • GMAT* or GRE
  • 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

Leadership Certificate Program

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • Please submit a typed one-page, single-spaced personal statement explaining your reasons for pursuing the certificate program.

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

College of Engineering

Master’s Degree Programs**

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • Two Recommendations
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

PhD in Engineering Management

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • GRE
  • Two Recommendations

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript

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

Dual Degrees

Engineering Management/MBA

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • 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/MBA

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

JD/MSOL

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • 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

PharmD/MBA

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • GMAT* or GRE
  • 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 

PharmD/MSOL

  • $30 application fee or waiver
  • Official Copy of Transcript
  • GMAT* or GRE
  • 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