Start Your Graduate Degree or Certificate Application
Thank you for your interest in WMU’s graduate programs. We offer a comprehensive list of master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees, as well as numerous graduate certificates. Search our list of programs to find the one that is best for you.
Once you choose your program and determine your application type, please review the application requirements, including general application information for the university and specific requirements for individual programs, before beginning your application.
Application deadlines vary by department and not all departments admit students for all semesters or sessions. Please review the specific program requirements for details.
An official transcript from the institution from which you earned your Bachelor degree is required, as well as transcripts from those institutions where any graduate level courses or degrees have been taken or completed. Applicants are not required to submit an official transcript of courses taken or completed at Western Michigan University. Departments may request additional course information or transcripts as necessary.
All doctoral programs require the GRE General Test. Some programs have additional graduate test requirements. See specific program requirements for details. International applicants may be asked to provide evidence of English language proficiency.
All documents submitted become the property of Western Michigan University and cannot be returned to the applicant or released to other institutions.
Review the specific application requirements for your graduate program of interest. Many programs require written narrative statements, specific standardized tests, letters of recommendation and other support materials. Applicants are encouraged to print or bookmark the information while completing their application to ensure accurate completion of the application.
Submission of your application
Be prepared to pay a nonrefundable application fee online by credit card—$50 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants. You will not be able to submit the application without paying the application fee. Payments are processed through a secure server.
Check your entries as you work; you cannot make changes after you submit the completed application. If you find an error after you’ve submitted the application, use the contact information indicated below. Do not submit a second application.
Your application will be considered complete after all official transcripts and required test scores are received. Final decisions are made by the academic departments, and the length of the admission process varies by department.
If you have any questions about the application process, domestic applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (269) 387-8212 and international applicants can email email@example.com or call (269) 387-5865 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.