Admissions


To ensure well-qualified candidates and competent graduates, the following qualifications for the Master of Arts in Education Degree Program have been established. For unconditional admission, the applicant must:

Meet academic requirements for admissions:

  • For Community Education* and Sport Leadership and Coaching*, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.50 G.P.A. from a regionally accredited institution.
  • For all other areas of emphasis, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.00 G.P.A. from a regionally accredited institution OR earn a score in at least the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). To register for the MAT at WLU, contact the WLU Learning and Student Development Center at 304-336-8018.
  • Complete the admissions application online at http://westliberty.edu/graduate-programs/apply-now.
  • Provide official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses to:

    West Liberty University
    Highlands Center
    355 Wharton Circle, Suite 200
    Triadelphia, WV 26059
    Fax: 304-547-0745

To take courses as a non-degree seeking student, go to http://westliberty.edu/graduate-programs/apply-now and complete the non-degree seeking application.

For questions about admissions, financial aid or registration, please contact Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Sara Sweeney, at 304-217-2800, ext. 1 or via email at [email protected].

*These areas of emphasis do not lead to licensure or certification.

International Student Applicants


In addition to the requirements listed above, please submit:

  • 2016 Fall International Application for the Master of Arts in Education (for students who are not citizens of the U.S.; including permanent residents).
  • Proof of English Proficiency: Please submit one of the following test results that has been completed within the past three years:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 80 for the Internet-based test (IBT), or 550 for the paper-based test (PBT)
    • International English Language Testing (IELTS): 6
    • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 54
  • Credit Certification: Have all your coursework and credits from institutions outside of the United States evaluated by a credential evaluation service provider [e.g., World Education Services (WES), Global Credential Evaluators (GCE), Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), etc.]
  • Proof of Financial Support: Submit adequate documentation of financial support for one academic year (nine months) [e.g., official bank statement, sponsorship award letters, scholarship awards, Affidavit of Support (DHS Form I-134), etc.]
  • Copy of your ID page in your passport
  • Immunization shot records

Financial Aid


Students in the Master of Arts in Education Program taking a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) may qualify for Financial Aid. Each student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a WLU Application for Financial Aid each year to apply for federal and institutional financial aid at West Liberty University. The FAFSA code for WLU is 003823. First-time borrowers will also need to go to studentloans.gov and complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note for sub/unsub graduate direct loans and submit an Independent Student Verification Form.

Mail or fax the completed application and all the required documents to:

West Liberty University
Highlands Center
355 Wharton Circle, Suite 200
Triadelphia, WV 26059
Fax: 304-547-0745

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