Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Studies and Research oversees and facilitates applications to the William and Mary graduate programs in Arts & Sciences. Requirements and deadlines vary, and students should consult Admissions Contacts and Requirements and Deadlines.  A complete listing of our degree programs is available, as well as a current catalog.


International Students

A Supplemental International Form is required before an I-20 can be issued. The form can be found at Supplemental International Form (PDF).

Scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS examinations are required for all students for whom English is not a first language.  TOEFL and IELTS scores are only valid for two years after the test date.

Once admitted, all students who are required to submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores are also required to take a brief diagnostic test, called the SPEAK test, to assess their oral communication skills. Please note that the SPEAK test can only be taken on campus, and will be administered at the beginning of your first semester at William and Mary. Information on the SPEAK test can be found at SPEAK Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Clery Act

The College of William and Mary complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Crime statistics and the annual Campus Safety Report are available from the Office of Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness.