Application Deadline for 2020-21

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2020.



  1. Application for admission MA Application 2020-21
  2. Application statement The application statement should include information about your professional, artistic, and academic backgrounds, abilities, interests and objectives, while stating how the ICPP Master's program at Wesleyan University is best suited to your academic and professional development. The statement should be no longer than 5 pages, double-spaced. 
  3. Writing Sample The writing sample can be an example of scholarly writing or art criticism. If excerpted from a larger piece, the writing should be understandable as a stand-alone. You may also submit different shorter pieces, knowing that the total number of pages for the writing sample should be between 10 and 15 pages, double-spaced.
  4. Current CV 
  5. TOEFL is required if English is not the applicant's first language.
  6. Two letters of recommendation The letters should address the applicant's career goals and capabilities, as well as their ability to succeed in a program of academic rigor.
  7. Official transcript(s) from all degree-granting institutions of higher learning. 


Applying for a Financial Aid Award

Students seeking financial aid in the form of a scholarship and/or a FAFSA loan must complete the Financial Aid Award Application by January 15, 2020. The Financial Aid Award Application to Wesleyan is used to determine financial need and eligibility for a limited amount of scholarship based on need.

The financial aid application can be submit electronically through More information about financial aid can be found here. 


International students will need to obtain an F1 student visa. Students who already hold an F1 visa should contact their Designated School Official to clarify any visa questions or issues. Canadian citizens do not need visas to study in the U.S. However, Canadian students do need to obtain an I-20 (or DS-2019) Certificate of Eligibility from the University. Click here for more information. At Wesleyan, Janice Watson in the Office of International Student Affairs provides expert advice on international student immigration/visa issues, and ICPP staff are also available to assist with any questions.

Office of International Student Affairs

237 High Street, North College Room 123


There are additional academic requirements for international students in order to be eligible for the F-1 student visa. The Fall and Spring intensives, typically 3-4 days, are extended for international students to a total of 10 days each. In consultation with the ICPP Program Director, international students select two sites for Field Study each year. These studies are modules of the Independent Project (in the first year) and the Thesis Tutorial (in the second year), and each student will outline a question to be researched during the residency, complete a written report/paper of findings, and share the results with other students. ICPP Faculty and Staff will ensure that international students are placed, and are able to fulfill the requirements of the F-1 visa.  

Image above: Performance showing by Faye Driscoll, July 2016