The Office of Graduate Student Services is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Application for Graduate Admission

In the year preceding entrance, and in accordance with individual departmental application deadlines, prospective students submit the online application for graduate study. Official undergraduate/graduate transcripts, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation and other supplementary materials required by specific departments should be submitted with the application. Admission requirements and applicatino deadlines vary by department and can be found on each graduate department's website. 

Transcripts of Previous Study. Prospective candidates who hold baccalaureate or advanced degrees from colleges other than Wesleyan must submit official transcripts.

Foreign Languages. Specific language preparation is usually required as either part of the application or as part of the program of study. Departmental statements regarding mastery of a second language may be found on the department’s website.

Notification of Acceptance. Students will be notified via the online admission portal of preliminary acceptance into the graduate program. Final acceptance is subject to the student’s satisfactory completion of work for the baccalaureate degree and meeting the health requirements as set by the state of Connecticut.

International Students. Students whose first language is not English will be expected to demonstrate a proficiency in English sufficient to undertake graduate study. This includes the ability to read, write, and speak the language. International graduate students should submit test results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey. On arrival, international students must report to the Designated School Official (DSO). Under current U.S. federal tax regulations, teaching and/or research assistantship stipends may be subject to U.S. federal income taxes. International students should consult the international tax advisor on campus regarding their particular situation.

 The application for graduate admission opens on September 1, 2019 for matriculation in Fall 2020. 

Applicants may check the status of submitted applications. 

Contact the department to which you are applying or the office of Graduate Student Services ( with questions about the application.  

Application Fee

  • The fee for applications to the PhD in Ethnomusicology and MA in Music programs is $85. 
  • There is no application fee for applications to the PhD and MA programs in the sciences and mathematics. 

Application Guidelines by Department




Computer Science

Earth & Environmental Science


Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Music and Ethnomusicology


Information on Wesleyan's Graduate Liberal Studies Program.