Graduate Programs Overview

Wake Forest University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $39,216 in average for all students.

It offers sixty-one graduate programs: 35 Master's, 20 Doctorate, 6 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 897 students have been conferred Master's degree and 295 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWake Forest University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Graduate School Students3,176 students
415 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$39,216
Student to Faculty10:1 (10.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 61 Graduate Programs
35 Master's, 6 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Wake Forest University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $39,216 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,465.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,465
Books & Supplies$1,500
Room & Board$15,520 (On-Campus) / $15,520 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,498 (On-Campus) / $2,498 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$58,734
Off-Campus Total$58,734
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$38,010$39,140$39,176$39,200$39,216

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Wake Forest University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 61 major areas - 34 Master's (4 online programs), 18 Doctorate , 5 Post-Bachelor'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,401 students enrolled in Wake Forest University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,176 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,374 male and 1,802 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,709 full-time and 467 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 415 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 20 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,374
Women Students1,802
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students2,709
Part-time Students467
By race/ethnicity 1,968 White, 333 Black, and 186 Asian students are attending at Wake Forest University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races38
20 students are younger than 22 and 274 students are older than 65. The school has 2,295 students aged between 22 and 30 and 587 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under20
40 & Over274
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Wake Forest University, 415 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 20 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,176
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses415
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses20
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,741
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses415
North Carolina Resident202
Other State In U.S.213
Outside of U.S.0

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