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M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies Admission Requirements

Applying to the Wheaton College Graduate School

Learn more about the admission requirements and application deadlines for the M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies at the Wheaton College Graduate School.

Application Deadline Information

International Applicants

The formal application deadline for all international applicants is January 1st.

United States (Citizen, Permanent Resident, National) Applicants

The M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies program will continue to review completed applications after June 15th on a rolling basis. Please note that decisions after the June 15th date are dependent upon registration availability. We encourage following the deadlines below to enhance your application experience.

Early Action Application: Apply by November 15th to receive an admissions decision by December 6th

Priority Application: Apply by January 15th to receive an admissions decision by February 5th

Regular Application: Apply by March 15th to receive an admissions decision by April 6th

Final Application (decisions after this date dependent upon availability)Apply by June 15th to receive an admissions decision by July 6th.

International Applicants

The formal application deadline for all international applicants is January 1st.

United States (Citizen, Permanent Resident, National) Applicants

The M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies program will continue to review completed applications after June 15th on a rolling basis. Please note that decisions after the June 15th date are dependent upon registration availability. We encourage following the deadlines below to enhance your application experience.

Early Action Application: Apply by November 15th to receive an admissions decision by December 6th

Priority Application: Apply by January 15th to receive an admissions decision by February 5th

Regular Application: Apply by March 15th to receive an admissions decision by April 6th

Final Application (decisions after this date dependent upon availability)Apply by June 15th to receive an admissions decision by July 6th.

The M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies program reviews completed Spring Semester applications on a rolling basis.

Requirements for All Students

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • GPA 2.8 minimum.
  • Official Transcripts from all schools that ever granted you college credit, even just one credit.
    • E-transcripts preferred. They are the fastest and most reliable method of delivery. Have them addressed to nancy.crane@wheaton.edu.
    • Mail hard copies to Wheaton College, ATTN: GRADUATE SCHOOL, Wheaton, IL 60187. 
  • Admission Application
  • Three Recommendation Forms, not letters
    • Academic
    • Pastoral (or other Christian leader)
    • Professional
      • Option if you do not have an employer: Someone with whom you have had a supervisor-employee relationship, e.g., in a ministry, internship, or missions-trip context.
    • Letters accepted as supplements to Recommendation Forms. 
  • Three Essays
  • Chronological Resume
  • Signed Statement of Faith, Community Covenant, and Statement of Veracity.
  • Application Processing Fee US $30, non-refundable.

  

Additional Requirements for International Students

International students, and permanent residents of the US whose native language is not English, are required to take either the TOEFL iBT Test,  IELTS Academic Test, or Duolingo English test with the minimal scores indicated below:

TOEFL iBT Test: 100 with at least 20 in each category

IELTS Academic Test: 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each category

Duolingo English Test: 120

Applicants who wish to waive their English proficiency test, please refer to the English proficiency page for details.

An International Transcript Verification Report is needed for students who completed degrees outside of the United States.

M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies

Learn more about the program and the intercultural studies department.