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Applying for Graduate Admissions

Before You Apply

Learn about the different types of applications you can submit and identify which applies to you. Learn how to apply, deadlines, application fees, and requirements. Below are the different types of applications:

  • Degree Seeking Applicant: Any applicant for Graduate Admissions that desires to pursue a graduate degree in a specific program.
  • International Applicant: Any applicant for Graduate Admissions that does not maintain permanent US citizenship. All international applicants must submit official scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score for admission is 550 for the TOEFL(paper-based), 213(computer-based), and 6.5 for IELTS.
  • Non-Degree Seeking Applicant: Any applicant who desires to enroll in graduate courses that do not yield a graduate degree (ex: Certificate programs, Add-On Teacher Licenses or Graduate courses for personal or professional enrichment.)

Choose a Graduate Degree Program

Winston-Salem State University is home to many exceptional graduate degree programs. To learn more about the many programs and their application deadlines, visit our Graduate Programs page and Application Deadlines page.

Applying for Admission

Get started with applying to a Winston-Salem State University graduate program. Review the Application Checklist for the degree of your choice and either Apply Online or download an application (check links below).

Accepting Your Offer of Admission

If you are admitted to a graduate program at Winston-Salem State University, you will need to return our Intent to Enroll form before getting started and your Health Immunization requirements (check links below for immunization booklet).

Standardized Entrance Testing

Please look below for information about standardized testing along with contact information. Please note that Winston-Salem State University is an official testing site for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. 

MAT (Miller Analogies Test

Contact # to register: 1-800-627-7271

WSSU School Code: 2661

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

WSSU is an official site for the TOEFL exam. If you would like to register to take the exam with us please make sure you choose Winston-Salem State University as your test center. 

Contact # to register: 609-771-7100 or 1-877-863-3546.