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How to Apply (Professional Studies)

Step 1: Complete An Application

Complete a Professional Studies application online ($50 fee is waived).

Step 2: Request Transcripts

Request official academic transcripts to be sent from each academic institution directly to SGPS, as indicated below. If you have completed:

  • 24 or more college semester credits, request transcripts from each college attended;
  • less than 24 college semester credits, request transcripts from high school (or GED scores) and each college attended;
  • only high school or GED, request high school transcript or GED scores.

Step 3: Professional Summary

A written summary of your work experience of at least 100 words in length.

Step 4: Additional Requirements

Applicants to programs listed below must submit additional documentation as indicated:

  • Education—Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Nursing RN-BSN—Copy of State-issued RN License

International students must contact SGPS directly for additional information on admission to Professional Studies Programs.

Please call 301-891-4092.

Once we receive your application you will be assigned an Enrollment Counselor who will assist you through the admissions process. You will be notified of the decision of the Admissions Committee by letter within three weeks of completing your admissions file.

* Financial aid cannot be processed for U.S. citizens without a social security number.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.