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2023-2024 Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Catalog

Graduate Admission



Enrollment Services: Phone, 1-800-447-6610

Email: graduate@wesleyancollege.edu

To apply for graduate study at Wesleyan College, applicants must meet the program specific standards listed below and complete the online application form. All additional documents must be submitted to graduate@wesleyancollege.edu.

Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an institutional accreditor, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4-point scale
  • Before starting the program, applicants must have completed an undergraduate course in General or Introductory Psychology, and an undergraduate course in statistics

Application Materials

  • a completed online application
  • official transcript from the institution from which a Bachelor’s degree was earned
  • a Statement of Purpose (approximately 500-1000 words)
  • a curriculum vita or resume
  • two letters of professional reference
  • evidence of preparation for graduate study: either scores from the Graduate Record Exam (optional) or an academic writing sample (a paper written for a course you completed)
  • an admissions interview will be scheduled once all documents have been received

Master of Arts in Music

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an institutional accreditor, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4-point scale
  • Graduate Music Certificate applicants must have a 2.5 minimum GPA, do not have to submit an audition or take the entrance exam to enroll, but they will still have to pass both, if they want to continue on to the master’s program
  • Students who have not majored in music in their undergraduate degree must take and pass a Music Theory and Music History Entrance Exam administered by the Wesleyan College Music Department. Free tutoring is available - please contact the Program Director.

Application Materials

  • Online application form
  • official transcript from the institution from which a bachelor’s degree was earned
  • a curriculum vita or resume
  • A personal statement of purpose (approx. 500 words)
  • A live or video audition for Performance Concentrations and a Portfolio for the Composition Concentration. Minimum 15-minutes in length, with works presented in contrasting styles.

Master of Business Administration

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an institutional accreditor with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4-point scale with a major or minor in business
  • Students who have not majored or minored in business must either take the GMAT and score at least 500, earn a B or higher in at least two prerequisite classes as assigned by the Program Director, or have at least three years of business management experience.

Application Materials

  • a completed online application
  • official transcript from the institution from which a Bachelor’s degree was earned
  • a curriculum vita or resume
  • two letters of professional reference
  • an admissions interview will be scheduled once all documents have been received

Master of Education in Elementary Education

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an institutional accreditor with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4-point scale
  • Applicants must have a valid professional teaching certificate or evidence of having been the teacher of record in a classroom for at least two years
  • Applicants must pass an assessment of graduate writing skills to be administered by Wesleyan College faculty

Application Materials

  • a completed online application
  • official transcript from the institution from which a Bachelor’s degree was earned
  • three letters of professional reference
  • An interview with each applicant will be conducted by the Director of the M.Ed. Program or the director’s representative as early in the application process as possible

Master of Science in Nonprofit Management

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an institutional accreditor with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4-point scale with a major or minor in business
  • Students who have not majored or minored in business must either take the GMAT and score at least 500, earn a B or higher in at least two prerequisite classes as assigned by the Program Director, or have at least three years of business management experience

Application Materials

  • a completed online application
  • official transcript from the institution in which a Bachelor’s degree was earned
  • a curriculum vita or resume
  • two letters of professional reference
  • an admissions interview will be scheduled once all documents have been reviewed

International Students

Throughout its history, Wesleyan College has enjoyed a strong relationship with international students and welcomes their applications. International students must submit the following:

  1. English Language Proficiency: International students where English is not the official language must take one of the tests below:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 80 (Internet based) - no less than 20 on any single section. Wesleyan’s identification code for the TOEFL 5895
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in each section
    • China’s National College Entrance Exam (commonly known as the GAOKOA Exam). On the G7 version of the test, the student must score a minimum of 100 on the English portion. On the G5 version of the test, the student must score a minimum of 67 on the English portion. In addition, GTEC scores of at least 1190 as proof of English proficiency at the B2 level.
    • Duolingo English Test and score a minimum of 100

Note:

Students meeting a score of 5.5 on the IELTS, 75 on TOEFL or 90 on Duolingo may be provisionally accepted into the M.A. Music program and take one-credit courses offered in the program (Applied Lessons, Collaborative Musicianship, and Practicum). They will be given a three-month window from the date of initial matriculation to improve their English scores, either through independent study or available English language courses. Costs for English language courses are not included in tuition and must be borne by the applicant. Full acceptance to the program will be granted after the applicant has fulfilled minimum English requirements. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Transcripts: An official copy of the college/university transcripts translated into English (if necessary), along with a course-by-course credit evaluation from a professional evaluation agency indicating credit hours and grades converted into the semester system of higher education in the United States. We recommend any agency member of NACES and official transcripts must be sent directly to Wesleyan College.
  2. VISA Documents: An International Student Certificate of Finance, bank statement, and a copy of a valid passport.

Graduate Admission Policies

Wesleyan College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. Wesleyan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, loan programs, and other school-administered programs. No person with a disability is, on the basis of the disability, excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program, employment, or activity at Wesleyan College.

Admission Notification. The Graduate Program Director thoroughly reviews each file and makes admission decisions according to the guidelines established by the faculty. One of the following decisions may be made on a student’s application for admission:

Acceptance: Students will be notified of their acceptance by a letter from the Office of Enrollment Services. The College reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission if new information, such as a final transcript, is inconsistent with credentials submitted with the student’s application materials for admission.

Provisional Acceptance: Students may be provisionally accepted to the term for which they apply prior to the receipt of official transcripts. In order to enroll for the semester, students provisionally accepted must submit official transcripts prior to the end of the semester in order to be eligible for the second semester.

Denial: The College recognizes that the process of selecting students for admission cannot predict perfectly students’ level of academic ability and motivation or general fit with a college. The College cannot offer admission to all students in a competitive pool of applicants.

Waitlist: Some competitive applicants may be offered an opportunity to be on a waiting list for admission.

Note: The College reserves the right to change policy. Students should contact the Office of Enrollment Services or refer to current publications for updated information on programs and policies. Satisfying requirements does not guarantee admission.