How to Apply

Application Deadline for 2019-20

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2019.



1. Application for admission (2019 application coming soon)

2. Application essay/statement of purpose (up to 5 pages) The application essay/statement of purpose should include informationabout your professional and academic background, abilities, interests and objectives; what attracted you to the ICPP MA; your researchexperience (if any); and why you feel Wesleyan's ICPP MA program is suited to your academic and professional goals.
3. Writing Sample (10-15 pages) The writing sample should be an example of your best scholarly writing; it can be an excerpt from a larger piece, but should be understandable as a stand-alone; you may also submit multiple writing samples but the total number of pages should be 15 or less.
4. Current CV 

5. TOEFL is required if the applicant’s native language is not English.

6. Two letters of recommendation One should be a letter from a current or recent employer or someone else who can address the applicant’s career goals and capabilities; one should be from a former professor or someone who can speak to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a program of academic rigor.
7. Official transcript(s) from all degree granting institutions of higher learning. 


International students will need to obtain an F1 student visa. Students who already hold an F1 visa should contact their Designated School Official to clarify any visa questions or issues. Canadian citizens do not need visas to study in the U.S. However, Canadian students do need to obtain an I-20 (or DS-2019) Certificate of Eligibility from the University. Click here for more information. At Wesleyan, Janice Watson in the Office of International Student Affairs provides expert advice on international student immigration/visa issues, and ICPP staff are also available to assist with any questions.

Office of International Student Affairs

237 High Street, North College Room 123


There are additional academic requirements for international students in order to be eligible for the F-1 student visa. The Fall and Spring intensives, typically 3-4 days, are extended for international students to a total of 10 days each. In consultation with the ICPP Program Director, international students select two sites for Field Study each year. These studies are modules of the Independent Project (in the first year) and the Thesis Tutorial (in the second year), and each student will outline a question to be researched during the residency, complete a written report/paper of findings, and share the results with other students. ICPP Faculty and Staff will ensure that international students are placed, and are able to fulfill the requirements of the F-1 visa. 


Applying for a Financial Aid Award

Students seeking financial aid in the form of a scholarship must complete the Financial Aid Award Application by January 15, 2019. The Financial Aid Award Application to Wesleyan is used to determine financial need and eligibility for a limited amount of scholarship based on need.

View or download the 2018-2020 financial aid application form


To apply for federal loans, students must submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by May 1, 2019. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans will provide up to $20,500 each year. Federal Direct PLUS Loans provide for additional borrowing up to the cost of attendance, above any funds that have been received through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized program, or through other financial aid. 

For more information, refer to the Financial Aid Office here.


Image above: Wayang Kulit (Javanese puppet play) performance in the World Music Hall, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University