Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, one of the nation's premier science-and engineering-focused universities, was founded in 1865 with the mission of providing an education that balances theory and practice. A dynamic and welcoming graduate community, world-renowned faculty members, a culture of collaboration, spectacular research facilities, and close relationships with industry make WPI an outstanding environment for graduate students preparing to be innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Here, you will pursue cutting-edge, multidisciplinary reserach and contribute to breakthroughs that deepen our understanding of the world, engender new lines of inquiry, and meet the technological challenges facing the world today.
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Graduate students are an integral part of WPI’s vibrant student population studying in fields across science, engineering, and business. PhD, master's, and certificate programs are offered both on campus and online. 


Graduate students benefit from WPI's intimate size, strategic location, and a community of researchers with open labs, doors, and minds.  

At WPI you will have many opportunities to work in teams, receive personalized mentoring from experts in their fields, and engage in multidisciplinary research projects that solve important problems. You'll be encouraged to break new ground to advance your field through discovery or create something useful and marketable.  WPI provides a comprehensive education and development programs to provide its graduates with a foundation for success in both industry and academia.

Aerospace Engineering MS
Aerospace Engineering PhD
Applied Mathematics MS
Applied Statistics MS
Biochemistry MS
Biohchemistry PhD
Bioinformatics and Comutational Biology MS
Bioinformatics and Comutational Biology PhD
Biology and Biotechnology MS
Biology and Biotechnology PhD
Biomedical Engineering MS
Biomedical Engineering PhD
Biomedical Engineering Meng
Business Administration MBA
Business Analytics MS
Chemical Engineering MS
Chemical Engineering Professional MS
Chemical Engineering PhD
Chemistry MS
Chemistry PhD
Civil Engineering MS
Civil Engineering PhD
Civil Engineering Meng
Construction Project Management MS
Computer Science MS
Computer Science PhD
Cybersecurity MS
Data Science MS
Data Science PhD
Electrical & Computer Engineering MS
Electrical & Computer Engineerign PhD
Electrical & Computer Engineering Meng
Envioronmental Engineering MS
Financial Mathematics MS
Fire Protection Engineering MS
Fire Protection Engineering PhD
Industrial Mathematics MS
Information Technology MS
Innovation with User Experience MS
Interactive Media & Game Development MS
Interdisciplinary MS
Interdisciplinary PhD
Learning Sciences and Technologies MS
Learning Sciences and Technologies PhD
Management MS
Marketing and Innovation MS
Manufacturing Engineering MS
Manufacturing Engineering PhD
Materials Science& Engineering MS
Materials Science& Engineering PhD
Mathematical Sciences PhD
Mathematics for Educators MS
Mathematics for Educators MME
Mechanical Engineering MS
Mechanical Engineering PhD
Operations Analytics and Management MS
Neuroscience MS
Physics MS
Physics for Educators MS
Robotics Engineering MS
Robotics Engineering PhD
Supply Chain Management MS
Statistics PhD
System Dynamics and Innovation Management MS
System Dynamics PhD
Systems Modeling MS
System Dynamics MS


All required credentials should be provided electronically through the application. Paper documents mailed to our office will be discarded.

The minimum TOEFL score for science and engineering applicants whose native language is not English is 84, ideally with no subscore below 20.  The minimum total IELTS score is 7.0 with no band score below 6.5.  

If applicants have two continuous years of full-time, university-level study completed within the last five years, in a country where the official language is English, he or she can request a TOEFL/IELTS waiver.  Students who have studied at a school where the language of instruction is English, but the official language of the country is not English do not qualify for a waiver (e.g., study at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, does not qualify a student for the TOEFL waiver).  

There are no minimum GRE scores, but the average for admitted students is typically 150 verbal, 165 quantitative, and 3.0 analytical. 

WPI only accepts official test scores from the GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL. Please contact the ETS and have your scores released to us if they are required. Our institution code is 3969, and all departments use the same code.

WPI downloads IELTS scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account. We will not accept paper IELTS test report forms. Please contact your test center and request that your scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Admissions
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609

Foisie Business School:

For all Foisie Business School graduate programs the minimum score for the TOEFL exam is 90 and the IELTS minimum score is 7. For Foisie Business School PhD applicants, a TOEFL minimum score of 100 (internet based) or an IELTS band score of 7.5 is required.

Test scores are waived for WPI undergraduate alumni with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  If the qualifications are met and the test does not show as waived in the application portal, please contact the business school admissions office at business@wpi.edu.

In order to qualify for a GMAT/GRE test waiver for our MS programs or the MBA, all other business school applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must have at least two quantitative courses with a grade of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, applicants must also meet one of the following requirements –

  • An existing master’s or PhD degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • A professional certification such as a CPA, CFA, CFP, Six Sigma, or similar.

  • Three or more years of work experience.


Application fee: US $70

Tuition fees: $1,566 per credit 


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