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Graduate Admissions

International candidates have the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in our College of Arts and SciencesCollege of Business, or College of Engineering. Professional degrees are offered through our College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and School of Law.

Entry Points for Admission

Entry Points 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 three weeks of your application being complete. The University urges prospective international students to apply as early as possible in relation to the anticipated start date to ensure sufficient time to process all of the necessary paperwork for purposes of a student visa. 

Program Application
 Entry Points
Master's Programs in Engineering Rolling Fall, Spring, Summer
PhD in Engineering Management Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis after January 15
Fall, 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, Spring, Summer
Master of Science in Accounting (online) Rolling Fall, Spring, Summer
Master of Science in
Organizational Leadership (online)
Rolling Fall, Spring, Summer

*Applications received after a specified deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis and processed on a "rolling" basis.

Application Process

Application Process— Graduate International Students

The following items must be received before the Admissions Office will be able to review your application:

  • A copy of your official transcripts in English submitted directly by the institutions or in envelopes sealed by them.
  • Proof of English proficiency. To see all the ways to meet this requirement, click here.

How to Apply & Requirements
The academic requirements and required application materials will vary based on the College and the major to which you are applying. The application for admission will provide further details. Learn more about our admissions requirements.

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I-20 and Visa Information

I-20 and Visa Information

Upon acceptance to the University, we will issue an I-20 form. The I-20 will be mailed to the student's permanent address as listed on the admissions application. The Admissions Office should be notified if you move or change your address during the enrollment process. For the full I-20 policy click here.You will need the I-20 in order to obtain an F-1 visa. For more information about the visa process, please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs. It is also advised that you utilize the EducationUSA center in your home country.



Western New England University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges holds many other prestigious accreditations. 

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Typical Academic Calendar

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). International students typically begin their studies at the start of either the summer or fall terms. For a detailed overview of each of the Academic Calendars, click hereIn order to maintain eligibility for purposes of a student visa, international students must be enrolled in at least 18 credits over the four terms (6 courses).