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Graduate Applicants

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 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 College page and review the application deadlines below.

Applying for Admission

(For Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy apply through CAS)

Get started with applying to a Winston-Salem State University graduate program. Review the Application Checklist for the degree of your choice and apply online.

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 and complete your Health Immunization requirements before getting started.

Standardized Entrance Testing

Please look below for information about standardized testing along with contact information. Visit Study Guide Zone for all your professional exam test tips and study guides.

Please note that Winston-Salem State University is an official testing site for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Registration for testing is now available contact Test Coordinator, Derrick Hargrove at

GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
Contact # to register: 1-800-473-2255
WSSU School Code: 5909

GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)
Contact # to register: 1-800-717-4628

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 when you register via the web. Dates for local testing are posted via the register via the web link below.

Contact # to register: 1-609-771-7100 or 1-877-863-3546
Register via the web