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Western Kentucky University

The Graduate School - Prospective Students

Programs Available

WKU offers over 80 graduate programs, including masters, specialist and doctoral degree programs, certificates/certifications/ranks and endorsements.  See the list here.

Applying to a Graduate Program at WKU

Before you apply please familiarize yourself with the admission requirements for the graduate program of your choice.  If you are applying to a highly competitive program please consider contacting the specific department to discuss your intent to apply before beginning your application.

Once you are ready to apply, you will being the online admission application. Directions on how to apply for degree seeking students can be found here, while non-degree seeking student directions are here. After completing the application you will receive an email from Graduate Admissions with details about your application, how to check its status, and a request for any further admission materials required.

Once you have submitted to graduate admissions all of the materials required by your selected program, your application will be forwarded to the appropriate academic department to make an official admission decision.  The length of time for an admission decision varies, but please allow for at least two weeks. The decision to admit an applicant to a program of study is the shared responsibility of an academic department and/or academic college. Applicants who have questions regarding a denial of admission may appeal the decision.

Fee Waiver Code

Occasionally WKU academic programs will provide Fee Waiver Codes to applicants. These codes will serve as payment for the application fee at the conclusion of the online application process and can only be used once.   Applicants should select "Use a Fee Waiver Code" and type the code into the space provide. Fee Waiver Codes are case sensitive. 

Financial Resources

Tuition and Fees


Recruitment Events

Visiting Campus

We encourage you to come visit campus and meet with program directors. Directions to campus can be found here. There are various options for parking as well.

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 Last Modified 6/9/15