Application Requirements

Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee once all required materials are received.

A complete application for graduate admission generally includes the following:

Statement of Qualifications and Objectives

Equity & Inclusion Statement

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended

Two letters of recommendation

Official standardized test score reports, if required*

English Proficiency, if required

Analytical Essay (doctoral applicants only)

Non-refundable $95 application fee

*Not all programs require standardized tests. Please see specific standardized test requirements below.

What you’ll need

Please review the following detailed description for each application requirement:


Please note: Students who are admitted into BU Wheelock routinely participate in field experiences as a part of their respective program curriculum and requirements. Most field sites require criminal background checks to determine students’ eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background may disqualify students from participating in these required experiences, which in turn may impede the successful completion of one’s degree program.

If you have questions about the application process, please email the Office of Graduate Enrollment at or call 617-353-4237.