The Graduate School seeks to connect interested prospective students with engaged
faculty in order to facilitate student success. Please use this page as a resource
when considering the WKU Graduate School!
WKU offers over 90 graduate programs
, including masters, specialist and doctoral degree programs, as well as certificates,
certifications, ranks, and endorsements.
Applying to a Graduate Program at WKU
Before applying 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. To apply, access the online admission application
. You can find directions for applying as a degree seeking student
, or as a non-degree seeking student
. 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 all of the materials
required by your selected program are submitted to graduate admissions, your application
will be forwarded to the appropriate academic department for review. 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
Guidance on completing applications for:
Application Fee Waiver Code
Occasionally WKU academic programs will provide application 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" when asked for payment and type the code into the space provided.
Fee Waiver Codes are case sensitive.
Tuition and Fees
Student Recruitment Events
We encourage you to come visit campus
and meet with program directors. Directions to campus
are available, as well as various options for parking.