Welcome Prospective Students
- Instructions for applicants seeking a graduate degree
- Instructions for applicants wishing to take courses of study as an unclassified (non-degree seeking) student.
Choosing the right graduate school is a critical step on the path to a fulfilling career. By choosing the Graduate School at Wake Forest, you will obtain the academic resources of a large university with the sense of community found in a smaller school. Our students’ success in completing their degree programs is impressive; nearly 90% of those in masters-only programs graduate within the recommended 1-2 yr time frame and our PhD students complete their degrees in approximately 5 yrs.
The school has more than 540 graduate faculty representing many traditional disciplines and also involved in interdisciplinary and translational research programs. The graduate faculty act as mentors as well as educators, providing students with access to research interests from across the spectrum of academic disciplines. The school and university greatly value their diversity and welcomes students from a wide range of diverse backgrounds.
As the boundaries of traditional disciplines have become more diffused, the Graduate School is responding by developing new interdisciplinary graduate programs that cross departmental, school and campus lines. For a complete list of our master programs and PhD Tracks, please see our "Academic Programs" page.
We hope that the information contained in these pages will be informative in guiding you through the application process. Please feel free to contact our offices if you need additional help.
Guide for Latin American Students Seeking Admission to Graduate Programs in the USA:
Por favor, vea nuestra guía para estudiantes de paises de america latina sobre la manera de aplicar a programas de post-grado en ciencias de las ciencias naturales, fisicas, biomedicas, sociales, de la computation, y tambien a letras en los EEUU si en “Wake Forest University” u otra institución de EEUU. [Please see our guide for students from spanish-speaking countries of South and Central America which outlines the steps required for applying to graduate programs in the natural, physical, biomedical, computer and social sciences as well as in the humanities in the USA, whether at Wake Forest University or another institution in the USA.]