Graduate Admission Process
Students interested in graduate study must submit an application for admission and provide all required documentation based on their intended program of study. In order to register for a course(s) as a degree-seeking student, you must be accepted to the University. Applicants for most programs can be considered for permission to register for a course(s) while his/her application is pending. Upon receiving permission to register, you can take up to six graduate credits under tentative status. You will be considered tentative status until your application is complete and an official admission decision is issued. Financial aid is not available to students classified as tentative status. If your application is completed, and you are officially accepted into your program, prior to the end of the term, you may be considered for federal and University financial aid at that time. Students granted permission to register as a non-degree student must achieve a minimum of a “B” (3.0) in each course to be eligible for admission. Once admitted to the program, a student must maintain a semester GPA of a “B” (3.0) in coursework completed at Western New England University.
Send all application materials to:
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
When to Apply for Admission
Western New England University has a "rolling" admissions policy*, not a set admission deadline, which gives you greater flexibility in applying. Admission decisions are typically released within two to three weeks of your application being complete. The University urges prospective students to apply as early as possible in relation to the anticipated start date.
|Master of Arts in Communication||Rolling||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|MFA in Creative Writing||Rolling||Summer and Winter|
|Master's Programs for Teachers||Rolling||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer|
|Master of Science in
Applied Behavior Analysis
|Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis after February 1
|PhD in Behavior Analysis||January 15*||Fall|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||Rolling||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer|
|Master of Science in Accounting||Rolling||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer|
|Master of Science in
|Rolling||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer|
|Master's Programs in Engineering||Rolling||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer|
|PhD in Engineering Management||Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis after January 15
|Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer|
*Applications received after a specified deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis and processed on a "rolling" basis.
Typical Academic Calendar
Graduate courses are primarily offered during the 11-week term. During the year, four terms are offered for graduate studies - Fall (September), Winter (January), Spring (April), and Summer (July). Students are welcome to begin their studies at the start of any term for most programs. For a detailed overview of the Academic Calendar, click here.
How to Apply and Application Requirements - Graduate 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.
Registering for Courses
Candidates accepted for admission as a degree seeking student, or those granted permission to register for a course(s), will be assigned an advisor by the appropriate College. Your advisor will assist you with the registration process and other academic related issues. The following is a list of the general contact information for each College:
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone number: 413-782-1279
Location: Herman Hall, First Floor
College of Business
Phone number: 413-782-1231
Location: Churchill Hall, Second Floor
College of Engineering
Phone number: 413-782-1272
Location: Sleith Hall, First Floor