When it was founded in 1919, Western New England University was purposed to provide adult students in law, business, and accounting, with part-time learning opportunities. Today, it has expanded its educational offerings with a law school and colleges dedicated to arts and sciences, business, engineering, and pharmacy. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked this institution of higher education among the “Best Universities â€“ Master’s Category” in the North Region. The publication has also recognized Western New England University online programs for student engagement and assessment and student services and technology.
Western New England University has more than 40 undergraduate programs and 20 graduate programs. Along with traditional on-campus programs, this institution of higher education has various accelerated programs that are offered online or on-campus through evening classes. The Department of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning makes it possible for the following degrees to be earned online: Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering Management, and Master of Business Administration. Online certificate programs are also available, including engineering certificates in green belt or lean systems and a business-related certificate in leadership. In addition, the School of Law offers an online LL.M. in estate planning and elder law program for attorneys who need to go to school part time.
Western New England University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Some programs have specialized accreditation from organizations like the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
New England Western University has a rolling admissions policy for graduate studies and adult learning programs. For undergraduate admissions, applicants must submit a completed application, official transcripts from previously attended universities, and one letter of recommendation. While specific requirements will vary by program, most graduate applications will require the following: a completed application, official copy of undergraduate transcript, one to three letters of recommendation, a personal statement or one to two essays, a resume or Curriculum Vitae, and test scores for the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT.
Western New England University Online
Graduate Studies & Adult Learning
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
1-800-325-1122 Ext. 1517