Webster University Admission for 2021-2022 Academic Year

By | July 20, 2020

Webster University requires certain qualifications when applying to a graduate program. Students interested in a Master’s degree can begin their studies in the Fall 1 term (August), Fall 2 (October), Spring 1 (January), Spring 2 (March) and Summer (May). Webster Ghana operates on a rolling admission basis; you can submit your application at any time during the year. An admission decision is usually made within two weeks of receiving of all application documents. For prospective students who need a student visa, we recommend completing your application at least two months before your desired enrollment date.

How to apply 

After selecting a program, apply online and prepare to submit the following documents:

  • Official transcripts indicating all undergraduate courses attended and the award of the bachelor’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system and scale, if not the American 4-point GPA scale
  • Literal English translations of the diploma and transcripts (if they are not in English). Translations must be official: certified by an accredited translator or notarized by a competent legal authority. We do not accept photocopies of translations
  • English proficiency results from either a TOEFL or IELTS test
  • A 500 word essay on one of the following two topics:
    1. Your past experiences that may have helped you shape your future goals and why.
    2. How you expect this graduate program to help you achieve your future career or personal goals.
  • A letter of recommendation. These can be professional colleagues, supervisors, and/or professors who are able to comment on your ability to be a successful graduate student
  • An updated résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Official ID – A photocopy of a national identity card or passport biographical page

Evaluation of your application

Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and by an Academic Advisor. We look for evidence of your potential to be successful at Webster University. Primary consideration is given to your academic performance, the rigor and content of your Bachelor’s degree coursework, your performance in courses directly related to the Master’s program (if applicable), your documented English language proficiency, your work experience (where relevant), your motivation and commitment as demonstrated in your application essay and discussed in your letters of recommendations.

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For prospective students who have international undergraduate degrees, the National Accreditation Board requires you to submit these for evaluation. You may pay the GHS 250 fee, create an account and you can upload your documents online now here. Learn more about the NAB’s evaluation process here. We advise you to apply for this evaluation while you are still in their home country to speed up the process.

Admissions Requirements

These requirements apply to Webster Master’s degree programs:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4 point scale, or its equivalent. Academic achievement in programs that use a different assessment scale is evaluated in the context of the relevant academic system
  • The English language proficiency minimum requirement is a TOEFL score of 575 points on the Paper-based test (PBT) or 89 points Internet-based test (iBT) or an IELTS score Overall band 6.5

Additional Requirements: MBA

MBA applicants need to have completed the following courses, or their equivalents, within the last five years with a grade of ‘B’ or better:

  • Financial Accounting – BUSN 5600 Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Microeconomics & Macroeconomics – BUSN 5620 Current Economic Analysis

An MBA applicant’s transcripts will be assessed for equivalents to the above courses. If missing from the applicant’s educational background, the applicant will need to successfully complete the pre-requisite coursework before starting the MBA program. Pre-requisite courses do not count towards the MBA degree.

How to apply 

After selecting a program, apply online and prepare to submit the following documents:

  • Official high school transcripts 
  • Certified true copy of high school diploma or External exams certificate
  • Literal English translations of the diploma and transcripts (if they are not in English). Translations must be official: certified by an accredited translator or notarized by a competent legal authority. We do not accept photocopies of translations
  • English proficiency results from either a TOEFL or IELTS test
  • A 300 word essay to discuss the following:
    1. Your education and life experience 
    2. How have these experiences shaped your life goals?
    3. How do you expect this program to help you achieve your goal?
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Write a short entrance exam
  • Official ID – A photocopy of a national identity card or passport biographical page
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Evaluation of your application

Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and by an Academic Advisor. We look for evidence of your potential to be successful at Webster University. Primary consideration is given to your academic performance, the rigor and content of your coursework, your documented English language proficiency, your motivation, commitment and readiness for university life, as demonstrated in your application essay and discussed in your academic recommendations.

For prospective students who have international high school certificates and exam results, the National Accreditation Board requires you to submit these for evaluation. You may pay the GHS 250 fee, create an account and you can upload your documents online now here. Learn more about the NAB’s evaluation process here. We advise you to apply for this evaluation while you are still in their home country to speed up the process.

Admissions Requirements

  • American High School Diploma: A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4 point scale, or its equivalent in other grading systems (academic achievement in programs that use a grading or assessment scale other than a 4.0 is evaluated in the context of the relevant academic system)
  • WASSCE: Credit passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant subjects
  • SSSCE: Credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant subjects
  • ‘A’ Levels , IB and its equivalent
  • The English language proficiency minimum requirement is a TOEFL score of 575 points on the Paper-based test (PBT) or 89 points Internet-based test (iBT) or an IELTS score Overall band 6.5

If you have any other questions please contact:

The Admissions Team

Phone: +233-(0)302-502-554 | +233-(0)302-507-393 
Mobile: +233-(0)540-120-849 | +233-(0)540-120-869
Emailghana@webster.edu

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