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Application Requirements


Once you’ve chosen to start the application process, we are available to work with you through the admissions process as you prepare your application for admission.

Your application will not be considered for admission until all materials have been received. Required application materials:

Fall 2016 Admission Deadlines:
MA in Sustainability

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Certificate in Sustainability
April 1 – Early Certificate Application Submission
July 1 – Certificate Application Submission Deadline



Financial support is available through institutional and federal sources. Applicants are encouraged to explore all avenues available to them for financial support. Because the Sustainability Graduate Programs at Wake Forest University is highly selective and intentionally small, we offer generous institutional financial support. All applicants are considered for institutional financial support which awarded on a rolling basis,  funds are limited so early application is highly encouraged.

Tuition for the Master of Arts in Sustainability and the Graduate Certificate Program in Sustainability is set at standard rates by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Reynolda Campus, for each academic year. A typical student will pay at least $40,420 assuming 26 credits taken during the year and 4 credits taken in the summer.  Tuition rates do not reflect the cost of books and other learning materials, fees and other living expenses. For an estimate of these expenses, see the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Hearst Scholarship
Hearst Scholarships are to be awarded to create and sustain underrepresented populations within the student body of the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. All eligible applicants to the Master of Arts in Sustainability program will be considered. Please see here for additional information.

Teachers of North Carolina Scholarship
A competitive scholarship available to teachers enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability program. Recipients are passionate about teaching, excited about making a difference with their time and talents, and interested in conservation, environmental sustainability, and life-long learning. The aim of this scholarship is to equip teachers with sustainability methods and concepts to share with their school and students, and ultimately spread awareness and education of sustainability and energy issues. Eligible applicants must be teachers currently employed within North Carolina.

NGO Scholarship
Limited scholarships are available to assist employees of North Carolina based Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in completing the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. This scholarship aims to help employees who want to incorporate or enhance a focus on sustainable principles and practices within their organization. To qualify, applicants must be a paid employee of an eligible NGO.

Government Employee Scholarship
Scholarship funding is available for current government employees enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability program. Recipients are individuals who strive to inspire and build communities which value the environment and prioritize it in their everyday practices.

For additional information regarding institutional financial support  please contact Ashley Wilcox at wilcoxam@wfu.edu or 336.758.6032


Federal financial support is available to students in the form of ordinary student loans under terms generally available to all graduate students (described here). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for students seeking federal financial aid. See http://www.wfu.edu/finaid/grad_apply.html for additional information.

Information on external financial aid may be obtained by contacting Mr. Thomas Benza in the Student Financial Aid Office at 336.758.5978 or by e-mail at benzatp@wfu.edu. Students applying for financial aid must be in good academic standing.