Applying for Admission

Applying for admission to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) program begins with a simple online form. Prospective students applying for GLS degree candidacy are encouraged to contact the Graduate Liberal Studies office to discuss the application process.

Deadlines

DEADLINE TO APPLY AS A GLS DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE CANDIDATE (and/or for Financial Aid)

  • April 16, 2018—for summer 2018 
  • July 16, 2018—for fall 2018

DEADLINE TO ENROLL AS A GLS NON-DEGREE STUDENT

Many students begin their Wesleyan GLS course of study as non-degree students before later applying to a GLS degree or certificate program. Up to four courses taken with non-degree status can be applied toward your subsequent enrollment in such a program.

  • January 26, 2018—for spring 2018
  • June 29, 2018—for summer 2018 

Please note: GLS students are encouraged to submit their non-degree study applications as early as possible. Class registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration opens approximately 6 to 8 weeks before the non-degree application deadlines shown here.

Forms of Study

NON-DEGREE GLS STUDY

Students may apply for admission to non-degree GLS study at any time, and may begin taking courses the semester following their application. Non-degree study is open to anyone who holds a bachelor's degree and remains in good standing with the University. Financial aid is not available for non-degree study.
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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

Wesleyan GLS students who wish to pursue a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree may apply for admission to the program prior to taking any courses or after taking a handful of courses as a non-degree GLS student. Up to four GLS classes taken prior to the semester of matriculation as a degree candidate will be applied toward a Wesleyan GLS degree. Apply now.

Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPhil)

Students who wish to pursue the Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPhil) degree may apply for admission to the degree program prior to taking GLS courses or after taking a few courses as a non-degree student. Up to four classes taken prior to the semester of matriculation as a degree candidate will be applied toward a degree. Please note: In order to apply to the MPhil degree program, applicants must already have earned a post-baccalaureate degree (i.e., MA, MS, MD, JD). 
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Graduate Certificate in Writing

Wesleyan GLS students who wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Writing may apply for admission to the program prior to taking any GLS courses or after taking a handful of courses as a non-degree GLS student. Up to four GLS classes taken prior to admission to the certificate program will be applied toward the Graduate Certificate in Writing requirements.
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INFO SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE GLS STUDENTS

Meet with GLS staff, hear more about the program's curriculum and requirements, and get a glimpse of what it's like to be a GLS student. Click on the RSVP link below to register for an upcoming info session. Want to learn more about Wesleyan’s GLS program but aren’t able to attend an upcoming info session? Contact us to schedule an informational call or meet one-on-one with a GLS staff member. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS

All information sessions take place at the GLS office at Wesleyan University.

January 9, 2018, 6 p.m. | RSVP
March 18, 2018, 6 p.m. | RSVP

TAKE A SEAT: CLASS VISITS

Prospective GLS students are invited to visit select classes by appointment. Call (860) 685-2900 or e-mail masters@wesleyan.edu to arrange a date and time for your on-campus visit, hosted by a current GLS student.