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MHS Admission and Aid

Admission Criteria

  1. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of "B" or higher (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in all upper-level undergraduate coursework. Accepted applicants have had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4 over the past three years.

  2. Three letters of recommendation from instructors or employers who are able to judge aptitude for graduate study. 

Cost: Tuition and Fees are based on distance or residential status.

Financial Aid: MHS students are eligible for educational loans and financial aid.

Additional funding sources for graduate students are available.

Graduate School Funding Opportunities

Graduate School tuition and funding

Graduate School scholarships

Merit and Need-Based Scholarships

All WCU students may apply for a wide variety of merit and need-based scholarships provided through the institution and its donors. The deadline for applications is February 1 each year for the following fall semester.

Western Carolina University's Financial Aid Office provides students with tools to search and apply for various scholarships. Each scholarship has unique requirements as determined by the donor who provided the gift to endow the scholarship.

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