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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Graduate Student Information, Research and Teaching

Our thesis MS degree is designed to be completed in 2-3 years for full time students, depending on the scope and duration of the research project. Our thesis students can apply for graduate teaching assistants, which come with a combination of tuition remission and stipend over the academic year. Graduate assistants typically instruct biology laboratories for classes at the 100-300 level. Non-thesis students are often working on their degree while holding down a job so no strict timeline is suggested or enforced. Our graduate students have a BioGrad club that sponsors educational, social and service learning activities. Officers are elected at the start of each academic year.

Information on graduate school guidelines, deadlines, requirements, teaching assistantships and other information is provided by the Graduate School.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14