Do I have to apply for conditional admission?

All prospective students interested in William Carey International University's MA International Development program or course-for-credit offerings must first apply under conditional admission before being eligible for full admission into WCIU.

How can I benefit from conditional admission?

Conditional admission allows individuals interested in our program to benefit from our courses while being introduced to the academic culture of WCIU.

What if I'm not pursuing a degree?

Prospective students who are not interested in pursuing a degree at WCIU but desire to take a course-for-credit, are still required to apply under conditional admission.

Can I apply for full admission?

Students can only apply for full admission after meeting the requirements mentioned here.

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How many courses can I take under conditional admission?

Conditionally admitted students may take a max of 2 courses. For additional courses, students must apply for full admission.

What if I submit an application before submitting my unofficial transcript?

You may email your unofficial transcript to before the deadline of the term in which you are applying for.

What is the course load like?

All WCIU courses are delivered online, which allows flexibility in courses. However, students should plan for an average of 90 hours of work per 2-credit course.

Can I take two courses my first term?

No. Conditionally admitted students may only take 1 course their first term. Once fully admitted, students may take up to 2-credit courses at one time.

Is there a Capstone Project in WCIU's MA Program?

Yes. The Capstone Project is the last course of the MA program.

What are the tuition costs?

36 credits x $200/credit = $7200

Excludes cost of books and other materials and one-time application fee of $50.