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 5.5 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.
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required of ALL applicants. Though the WFU Graduate School does not have a minimum test score for the GRE, in order to be competitive a combined score on the Verbal and Quantitative sections should be approximately 1100 for tests taken prior to August 2011, and 300-302 (50th percentile) for tests taken after August 1, 2011.
International students who did not graduate from colleges or universities within the U.S. and whose native language is not English must submit EITHER the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The minimum total score on the TOEFL is 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test), or 79-80 (internet-based). The minimum score on the IELTS is 6.5.