Master of Arts Admissions

Master of Arts Admissions

Educational Leadership

Faculty and StudentMaster of Arts Admissions

Application Information

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis throughout the year. Admission decisions take about four weeks from the time when all material is received. If you are applying for the HESA concentration, make certain you consider the deadlines and also complete the steps addressed in Part C below.

The following Part A and B items are required of all students as part of the application package:

Part A:

  1. Completed Graduate Application Form (This can be submitted online). Students seeking readmission need to complete a readmission formPDF.
  2. One official transcript from every higher education institution you have ever attended (except WMU) even if you did not receive a completed degree.

    Send Part A materials to:
    Office of Admissions
    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI, 49008-5211

Part B:

  1. A Career and Professional Goals Paper. This paper needs to address four (4) questions as to why you are applying for this program and how it fits within your overall career and professional goals. Follow the directions in this Career and Professional Goals document.
  2. Completed Program Concentration Selection Form Word .
    (This document may be saved to your computer, completed on screen, and saved again as your document).

    Send Part B materials to:
    Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
    Graduate Office
    1903 West Michigan Ave.
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI, 49008-5283

    Or drop off at 3571 Sangren Hall or email them to

Part C (for HESA applicants only) Return with part B materials.

  1. Resume
  2. Three references on departmental forms
  3. Applicants who wish to participate in the HESA Interview Day Program must submit all admission materials, including reference forms, by mid-December.
  4. Applicants interested in applying for any WMU fellowships must apply by Jan. 15, using the directions posted by the Graduate College.

Questions? Contact the ELRT Graduate Office at (269) 387-3893 or .


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
3571 Sangren Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5283 USA
(269) 387-3896 | (269) 387-3696 Fax