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:

  • Complete the 2016 Fall Domestic Application for the Master of Arts in Education (for students who are U.S. citizens).
  • Provide official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.50 GPA from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have a combined score of 800 (Verbal and Quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) prior to November 2011, a combined score of 300 (Verbal and Quantitative) on the GRE if take after November 2011, OR a scaled score of 378 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) — International student applicants must submit update GRE or MAT scores prior to admittance.

For additional information on the GRE, please visit
For additional information regarding the MAT, please contact the Highland Center Manager, Sara Sweeney, at 304-217-2800, EXT 1 or via email at [email protected].

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
  • Passing scores reports on GRE or MAT

Financial Aid
Students in the Master of Arts in Education Program taking a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester 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.  Please contact the Highland Center Manager, Sara Sweeney, at 304-217-2800 EXT 1 or via email at [email protected] for more information.

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

For additional information, please see Graduate Student Policy Manual or contact:

Director of the Graduate Program
Richard West
West Liberty University
325B Main Hall
208 University Drive
Campus Union Box 103
West Liberty, WV 26074
Office: 304-336-8478
[email protected]

*Individuals who are license eligible may have credentials reviewed for certification.