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.

When to Apply for Admission
Western New England University has a "rolling" admissions policy*, not a set admission deadline, which gives students 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.

Program Application
Deadline
 Entry Points
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
Fall
PhD in Behavior Analysis January 15* Fall
MBA - Online & Optional In-class Rolling Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Master of Science in Accounting Rolling Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Master of Science in
Organizational Leadership
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. Candidates interested in the Master of Education for Elementary Education program are encouraged to start in the fall if their goal is to finish the program in two years.  This is due to the sequence in which courses are offered. For a detailed overview of the Academic Calendar, click here.

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. Please reference the appropriate application for a detailed 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.

Click here for an application.

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

    Program                

Official
Copy of Transcript

Admisssions Test

Recommendation

Essay or Personal Statement

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Additional Items

Arts & Sciences

Master of Arts in Communication

Yes 

 N/A

 Three

 Personal statement

 Yes

 N/A

Master of Arts in English for Teachers

 Yes

 N/A

 Two

Personal statement 

 Yes

 N/A

Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers

 Yes

 N/A

 Two

Personal statement 

 Yes

 N/A

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction 

 Yes

N/A 

 Two

Personal statement 

 Yes

 N/A

Master of Education in Elementary Education

Yes

N/A

Two

Personal statement

Yes

Copy of Initial Teacher's License

 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

 Yes

 N/A

 Two

Personal narrative 

 N/A

 Fiction writing sample

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

Yes

GRE

Three

Personal
statement

Yes

N/A

PhD in Behavior Analysis

Yes

GRE

Three

Personal statement

Yes

BCBA or Master in Behavior Analysis

Business

Master of Business Administration

Yes

GMAT*

Two

Two essays

Yes

Prerequisite courses

Master of Science in Acccounting

Yes

GMAT*

Two

Two essays

Yes

Foundation courses in Accounting

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership 

 Yes

 GMAT*

 Two

Two essays 

 Yes

N/A

JD/MBA

 Yes

 LSAT

 One

 One essay

 Yes

Prerequisite courses

JD/MSA

 Yes

 LSAT

 One

 One essay

 Yes

Foudation courses in Accounting

Engineering

Master's Degree Programs**

Yes

N/A

Two

N/A

Yes

N/A

PhD in Engineering Management

Yes 

GRE 

 Two

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

* MBA, MSA, and MSOL 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

Questions? Call 1-800-325-1122 Ext. 1517 or 413-782-1517, or contact the Admissions Office via email: study@wne.edu.

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

For a map of the campus, click here.