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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department of Social Science and Policy Studies

Worcester, MA

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute / Department of Social Science and Policy Studies is located in Worcester, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Interdisciplinary social science
Master of Science (MS) System dynamics
(Graduate Certificate) System dynamics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5
Applied
4
Accepted
2
Enrolled
80%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 563
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

7
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 85%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (85%)
Female (14%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 4
Part-time - 4
Male (5)
Female (3)

Location & Contact

Address 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA  01609-2280
United States
Contact Dr. Emily Douglas
Head
Email: emdouglas@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5296
Fax: 508-831-5896

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