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Accelerate Your Career

Take your career to the next level through our professionally focused masters and doctoral programs. Our curriculum is designed with input from leading companies, and taught by working professionals who know what it takes to succeed.

Choose between our online, on-campus or hybrid online/on-campus programs, which are designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Selecting a Program

JWU's graduate degree programs deliver courses online, on-campus or through hybrid options, that are designed to accommodate your working schedule. See the wide range of offerings to select which program is right for you.

Graduate Degree Programs

Affording JWU

We work to ensure that your education is not just a valuable investment, it's a financially attainable goal. Our financial aid team helps you invest in an experience that guides you to success.

Paying for College

Submitting your Application

Accelerate your career by completing your no-fee application now. Whether submitting online or in print, the process takes less than 45 minutes to complete. Get started!

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Application Requirements / Graduate Programs
  1. Completed application
  2. College transcripts (except current/former JWU students)
  3. Letters of Recommendation
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. Resume
  6. Submit Admissions Forms
  7. MAT Disposition Form (for MAT program applicants)

Non-U.S. Citizens Requirements (in addition to requirements above)

In addition to the standard undergraduate or graduate admissions requirements, non-U.S. citizens must also provide:

  1. Proof of English proficiency if applicable
  2. Completed and signed International Student Financial Declaration Form for undergraduate and graduate programs
  3. Certified bank statement or government sponsorship letter verifying financial support for one academic year
  4. Copy of biographical section of your valid passport
  5. Submit Admissions Forms
  6. Non-U.S. students transferring to JWU from another U.S. post-secondary institution must submit a Transfer Verification Form
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FAQs / Graduate Programs

What are the requirements for acceptance?

Acceptance requirements vary by program and can be found in our JWU Catalog > Admissions Requirements page.


Do I need to take the GMAT/GRE?

The GMAT/GRE is required for certain College of Business Master’s degree programs if your cumulative grade point average (GPA) does not meet the minimum required GPA for that program. Please check the GPA requirements on the JWU Catalog > Admissions Requirements page.


How long does the application process take?

Once an application is complete and all supporting documents received, it typically takes the Admissions Committee 7-10 business days to process. Once an application is reviewed, students are notified either by e-mail or by letter to the address provided in your application. If required documents/information are missing, the applicant will be notified and the application placed on hold until the necessary information is received.


How will I find out if I am accepted?

For the September 2019 or January 2020 semesters, students will be notified by mail. For entrance terms of May 2020 and after, students will be notified by email when decisions are available to view in the applicant portal; a formal acceptance letter will follow in the mail.


How much is tuition?

Visit the Tuition & Fees page for current rates.


How do I pay my tuition and fees?

Domestic graduate students can apply for financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, students are assigned a financial planner who can assist with establishing payment plans and making one-time payments.


Is there financial aid available?

Students are eligible to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA application. Graduate students are eligible for loans only.


How can I apply for a scholarship?

JWU does not offer scholarships at the graduate level.


Are international students eligible to enroll in graduate programs?

Yes, international students are eligible to enroll in graduate programs at the Providence, North Miami and Denver campuses.


How are the courses delivered?

Some courses are delivered over the full 16-week semester, others over eight weeks, with two 8-week sessions per semester.

  • Providence: Course delivery for most programs is in the form of face-to-face classes meeting once a week in the evening. The EdD program meets every other weekend including Friday evening and all day Saturday.

  • North Miami: Most MBA courses are offered as face-to-face classes meeting once a week in the evening. A few classes are also offered on Saturday mornings.

  • Denver: Courses are delivered in a hybrid format, meeting both in-person and online. Face-to-face class meetings are held primarily on weekends with a few mid-week evening sessions required each semester.

How long will it take me to complete the courses?

Length of time varies by program. However, students who are continuously enrolled at full-time status (three classes per semester) typically finish within one and one half years.


What are my housing options?

The Providence campus offers on-campus housing for graduate students in apartment-style living or students may live off campus. Graduate student on-campus housing is not available in North Miami and Denver.


I have a 3-year degree. Can I enroll into an MBA program?

Some international three-year degree programs equate to a four-year bachelor’s degree, but not all. If your degree is not equivalent, you will be required to take the one-year pre-master’s program before beginning work at the master’s level. The pre-master’s program provides the opportunity for qualified three-year degree holders to earn a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree while fulfilling master’s prerequisites.

The pre-master’s program is 10 classes and takes one academic year to complete. Students who successfully complete the pre-master’s program are awarded a scholarship when they matriculate into the master’s level. The pre-master’s program is only offered in Providence.


When does each semester start?

Graduate programs, excluding master’s level education programs, are offered on a 16-week semester calendar with classes starting in August, January and May. Refer to our academic calendars for important dates.


What is the deadline to apply to the next semester?

JWU utilizes rolling admissions, meaning there are no deadlines to apply. Please keep in mind, however, that applying early is less stressful. International students should plan to be accepted at least eight weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in order to make visa interview appointments.


I’m an international student. Can I pick up my I-20 at the school instead of having it mailed to me?

Yes. Please notify the Graduate Admissions Office to make arrangements.


I was told my decision letter was mailed to me two-weeks ago but I still haven’t received it. What should I do?

Decision letters are mailed to the address stated on the admissions application. If you have not received your letter within 10 days of the decision, please contact JWU.



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With JWU's unique approach to education, you work closely with faculty who have expertise in their own unique disciplines.

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Please don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced Admissions staff:

Providence

1-800-342-5598
Fax: 401-598-2948

Adult & Continuing Education
401-598-2300
Email

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800-342-5598 x2336
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Graduate
401-598-1015, 401-598-1853
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Mailing Address
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903

Yena Center (Undergraduate Admissions)
111 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02903

Grace Welcome Center (Culinary & Graduate Admissions)
120 Harborside Boulevard
Cranston, RI 02905

North Miami

866-598-3567
Fax: 305-892-7020
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Mailing address
Johnson & Wales University
1701 NE 127th Street
North Miami, FL 33181

Denver

Graduate
877-598-3368 or 303-256-9300
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Continuing Education
877-598-3368 x 9392
Or 303-256-9392
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Mailing address
Johnson & Wales University
7150 Montview Boulevard
Denver, CO 80220

Charlotte

866-598-2427 or 980-598-1100
Fax: 980-598-1111
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Mailing address
Johnson & Wales University
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Online

855-236-8492
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To inquire about the admissions process or general program-related questions, contact:

Katie Spolidoro
401-598-2381

All Other Inquiries
Maureen Stenberg
401-598-4558

Mailing address
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903

Physical address
Center for Physician Assistant Studies
35 Claverick Street
Providence, RI 02903

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