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Special Program Requirements

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Applicants interested in any of the dual degree programs are encouraged to review all application requirements and procedures required by the individual professional school issuing the degree (Business, Divinity, Law or Medicine). Links may be found on the Academic Programs page.

For the academic programs listed below, please follow the special requirements / recommendations stated.  

Bioethics

  • Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae or resume. The Statement of Interest (found near the end of the application for admission) should be approximately 300-600 words describing how you expect the Master of Arts in Bioethics will relate to your current and/or future work and interests. This statement WILL REPLACE the general "Statement of Interest" requirement. If you are seeking waiver of the GRE requirement based upon an advanced degree, professional experience, or test scores from another graduate or professional entrance examination, please visit the bioethics program site for more information.

Chemistry

  • Although not a requirement, the department highly recommends that applicants take the Subject GRE test in addition to the required General GRE test.

Clinical & Population Translational Sciences

  • This program requires the submission of a current Curriculum Vitae in addition to the Statement of Interest. Both documents should be attached to the on-line application.

Computer Science

  • This program requests that applicants include a separate 1-2 page essay addressing the following questions. This essay WILL REPLACE the general "Statement of Interest" requirement.
    • What research experience have you had?
    • How did you benefit from those experiences?
    • What do you view as the role of computer science research experience in your future goals?
  • For more information about current faculty research efforts in the Computer Science department, visit the Computer Science Department webpage
    http://www.cs.wfu.edu/.

Documentary Film

  • Personal Interview - Based on the material contained in his or her application, an applicant may be invited by the department for an interview either in person or via skype.

Education

  • Applicants to the MTF Program for Foreign Language must contact the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) at www.actfl.org to set up an Oral Proficiency Interview. Please include your ACTFL Certificate with your application materials that are submitted to the Graduate School. Applicants to all other programs(including MTA's, VIF and MTF's in other content areas) do not need to contact ACTFL.

English

  • This program requests a writing sample of approximately ten pages in length. This writing sample is IN ADDITION to the "Statement of Interest" and should be attached to the on-line application.
  • Also, although not a requirement, the department highly recommends that applicants take the Subject GRE test in addition to the required General GRE test. Test results should be received by the application deadline.

Health and Exercise Science (HES)

  • This program requests a one page resume and a one page statement outlining the applicant's interest in exercise science, reasons for applying to the program, and a description of your future goals. This statement WILL REPLACE the general "Statement of Interest" requirement.
  • Although not a requirement for admission, the department highly recommends that applicants schedule an interview with the HES Graduate Program Director in December, January, or February.

Interpreting and Translation Studies

  • Interpreting and Translation Track:
    Applicants to either the MA or the Certificate Programs who do not have a college or high school degree from another country are required to take an interpreting aptitude assessment in their non-native language. To take the online test in Spanish, please contact Dr. Luis González at gonzall@wfu.edu. For individual assessment in other languages, contact Dr. Olgierda Furmanek at furmano@wfu.edu.
  • Teaching of Interpreting Track:
    Proven interpreting experience is required for both the MA and the Certificate programs.

Physics

  • Although not a requirement, the department highly recommends that applicants take the Subject GRE test in addition to the required General GRE test.

Psychology

  • Although not a requirement, the department highly recommends that applicants take the Subject GRE test in addition to the required General GRE test.
  • Applicants should also submit a statement to the Graduate School along with application materials addressing the following. This statement WILL REPLACE the general "Statement of Interest" requirement.
    • What research experiences have you had and how have they benefited you?
    • How do your research interests fit with those of the faculty in the psychology department? Please list your interests (see the department’s web site at
      http://college.wfu.edu/psychology/graduate-program/ for further information about the departmental faculty and their research interests).
    • What are your future career goals

Religion

  • Applicants to the Department of Religion are required to submit an 8-12 page writing sample (short paper, review, etc.) IN ADDITION to the “Statement of Interest”. These materials should be attached to the on-line application.

Sustainability

  • This program requests that applicants include a separate essay addressing the following questions. This essay WILL REPLACE the general "Personal Statement" requirement.
    • Describe how the Master of Arts in Sustainability will help you achieve your career goals.
    • Address where you see yourself working and what you will be doing in ten years and how this program can help you accomplish your goals.
    • Also upon completion of the program, what criteria would you use to judge whether the program was a success?