Graduate Program Admissions Information

Admission to each graduate program is competitive. Admission and financial aid decisions are based on the following:

  • Undergraduate grade point average
  • GRE Optional — Scores may be submitted but are not required (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytic Writing)
  • Recommendations
  • Essay describing interest
  • Finalists are also asked to submit a video-taped interview

Financial aid awards vary and may include the following:

  • Partial scholarships
  • Full scholarships
  • Full fellowships, which include full scholarship and a small stipend
  • Teaching assistantships, which include full scholarship and stipend for assisting with student teaching supervision and other work of the department
  • Minority supplements, which are available for outstanding minority candidates
  • Living wage (for WS-TEACH residents only)

Applications are due by January 15, though late applications will be considered. To submit an application:

  • Begin your application on the Wake Forest Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Admissions Website.
  • Click “Apply Now” on the right side of the page.
  • Under “Arts & Sciences (Reynolda Campus) Programs,” click “Apply Now.”
  • Click the “Create an Account” tab for new applicants or “Log in” for returning applicants.
  • Follow the instructions provided.

The admissions website also includes an admissions checklist, application deadlines and fees, and frequently asked questions.

For more information about graduate studies at Wake Forest University, see the Graduate School website.

For prospective Master Teacher Fellows interested in applying to Winston-Salem TEACH, see the WS-TEACH Admissions website