Wake Forest University Graduate Programs

Last Updated on December 20, 2022

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is one of the engines of creativity of Wake Forest University. Our hallmark is world-class scholarship fueled by an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. Whether it is a traditional liberal arts approach, or cutting edge training in biomedical innovation, our small size (~800 students in total) ensures that you will have individual attention, tailored advising and research opportunities well-matched to your interests.

As a student here, you won’t just be a face in a crowd but part of a world-class team of researchers and educators working on important, world changing problems in their respective fields of knowledge. We’re dedicated to preparing the next generation of independent, intellectual leaders in their fields – whether it’s academics, industry or your own unique career path.

In the various pages on our site you’ll find that our programs span the full range of the liberal arts and sciences and the biomedical sciences. Currently, we house 30 master and doctoral disciplinary or interdisciplinary programs, and sponsor 12 programs jointly with the schools of Medicine (MD/PhD, MD/MS, MD/MA & MMS/PhD), Business (MBA/PhD), Divinity (MA/MDiv), and College (BS/BA & MA).

Meet our website guide WAGS (What About Graduate School)!  If you follow WAGS around the site, he’ll take you to all of the important places.

Student Information COVID-19 Bowman Gray Campus

We welcome you – our current and prospective students, faculty and friends – to our website. We invite you to explore this website, and the our biomedical science graduate programs website, and let us know if you have any questions we can help answer.

Master’s Degree Programs: Reynolda Campus


Bioethics (MA)
Biology (MS)
Chemistry (MS)
Communication (MA)
Computer Science (MS)
Counseling (MA)
Counseling (MA-Online) & Counseling – Human Services (MA-Online)
Documentary Film Program (MFA, MA)
Education (MAEd)
English (MA)
Health & Exercise Science (MS)
Interpreting and Translation Studies (MA)
Liberal Studies (MA, MALS)
Mathematics and Statistics (MA)
Physics (MS)
Psychology (MA)
Religious Studies (MA)
Sustainability (MA)

wake forest graduate school tuition

2021-2022 Fee Schedule

Note: Effective Summer 2021. Subject to change in subsequent years.

The following tuition costs will remain the same for both in-state and out-of-state students effective July 1, 2021.

Full-Time Graduate Tuition$38,650
On-Line Counseling (per hour)$1,560
Part-Time Graduate (per hour)$1,560
Student Continuation Fee (per semester)$150
Audit (per hour)$150
Graduation Fee (Masters)$175
Graduation Fee (PhD)$175
Technology Fee (per semester, excludes on-line programs)$50
Application Fee$80
Student Health Fee$490

For a comprehensive list of the cost of attendance, please visit http://grad.financialaid.wfu.edu/cost-of-attendance/.

Students not enrolled in classes but using University facilities, or faculty time for such projects as the completion of a thesis/dissertation are required to register and pay a graduate student fee of $150 per semester.

During both the academic year and the summer session, full-time graduate students may take graduate courses on the other campus without additional tuition.

There is a tuition concession plan for eligible University faculty, staff, and spouses.

For further information, consult your Human Resources Office.

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