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West Virginia Wesleyan College

Graduate Application

Below you will find instructions on how to apply for one of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s graduate programs. It is important to review all of the information below as each program requires different materials to be submitted along with a student’s application for admission.

Application Instructions for Graduate Students

After reading the instructions, please fill out the online application as thoroughly as possible. When you are finished, click the SUBMIT button on the left column of any application screen.

Materials required for ALL graduate programs:

1. A completed online application for admission

2. Current vitae/résumé

3. Two (2) recommendations for Graduate Admission {Graduate Recommendation Form PDF}

4. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended

5. Official report of the TOEFL scores if English is not first language and undergraduate degree was not at an English speaking institution.

Please see below for additional materials requested by your specific program:

Master of Business Administration (MBA) requires Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores for applicants with below 3.0 undergraduate GPA.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates are required to submit a writing sample of 20 pages for creative nonfiction and fiction or 15 poems for poetry, with last name and genre at top of each page, and traditional formatting applied. Writing samples should be emailed as an attachment to Graduate Admissions at upon completion of the graduate application. Candidates should have significant coursework in English and writing, and are also required to enter a Statement of Purpose of 750-1,000 words (on screen 5). Fiction writers should note that, although the program welcomes speculative fiction (literary fiction infused with the fantastic), the work should avoid the formulaic style of mass-market genre fiction.

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) candidates are required to provide BOC certification number or an eligibility date (on screen 3). Additionally, the committee requests Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for applicants with below 3.0 undergraduate GPA.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) candidates are required to provide a Personal Statement of Goals and Objectives and validation of an unencumbered license to practice. Of the two letters of recommendation, Early Assurance Program (EAP) candidates are required to submit one from the advisor of record and receive an acceptable rating on the Graduate Recommendation Form. Candidates to the Midwifery program, the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, and the Family Nurse Practitioner programs are required to provide a third letter of recommendation.

Other Information

For further information regarding the available programs or the application process, please contact the Assistant Director of Admissions at (304) 473-8525, the individual Graduate Program Director, or e-mail

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