For admission to a graduate program in education, you must have a baccalaureate degree from an institution that is accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Some programs also require a state-approved teaching certificate. Be sure to review the specific admissions requirements of the program to which you desire entrance.
A Wilkes University graduate application and one-time application fee (fees subject
to change without notice) is required for both degree-seeking and non-degree students.
Admission must be granted before registering for courses.
For degree-seeking applicants:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and a completed application is required for admission consideration. Acceptance must be granted before registering for courses -- you will be notified of your acceptance via email or mail within two to four weeks of submitting your completed application.
Apply and submit supporting materials online. Official transcripts are required for admission and must be send to Wilkes from the college or university previously attended. Please direct transcripts to the below addresses. Email or mailed copies will be accepted.
84 W. South St.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18766
Check on the status of your application by calling (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4235.
If you are interested in taking Wilkes classes for professional development, a letter of endorsement or additional certification, but are not seeking a master's degree, you must also complete the online application but do not need to submit recommendations. Please provide copies of your teaching certificates and undergraduate transcripts as evidence of your bachelor's degrees. Use the online application and select the "non-degree seeking/certificate" option.
Acceptance must be granted before registering for courses. You will be notified of your acceptance via email or mail within two to four weeks of submitting your completed application.