Masters of Professional Studies Application

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MPS Degree Requirements

To ensure well-qualified candidates, the following qualifications for the Master of Professional Studies Program have been established. For MPS admission, the applicant must:

  • Complete the online Application for the Master of Professional Studies Degree Program.
  • Provide official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses. If you are a WLU graduate, we will not need your WLU transcripts.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.50 GPA from a regionally accredited institution.

International MPS Student Applicants

In addition to the requirements listed above, please submit:

  • 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

Please contact the Highlands Center at 304-217-2800 for more information.


Financial Aid

Students seeking financial aid will need to complete a FAFSA and fill out the appropriate WLU forms. Students must be taking at least 2 courses (6 hours) per traditional semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) to qualify for financial aid.