Western Kentucky University

Important Forms & Guidelines

Important Forms for Current students

Program of Study (Form C) All degree-seeking students must submit a planned program of study (Form B/C) to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research within the first semester (or up to 12 credit hours) of course work (inclusive of transfer credit). The degree program is to be developed in consultation with and approved by the advisor(s) assigned at the time of admission. If a program of study is not on file with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, a student will not be permitted to enroll in a second semester or beyond 12 hours of courses (whichever comes first).  Form C pdf

Admission to Candidacy (Form D): Admission to candidacy is a traditional component of graduate study, the purpose of which is to provide a planned, formal review of the student’s progress toward the specified program of study. The review enables the student, in consultation with appropriate University officials, to make warranted changes in the program. Admission to candidacy should be an expression of confidence that the student will (with appropriate, continued effort) be able to complete all requirements for the degree. All degree-seeking graduate students must apply for and be admitted to candidacy by submitting an Admission to Candidacy Form (Form D) to the Office of Graduate Studies. Admission to Graduate Studies and Research and admission to program candidacy are two separate procedures. Form D pdf

MA Reading List.  This comprehensive exam reading list is current for all students entering the program 2009-2012.  MA Reading List pdf.  For the new reading list for students starting in Fall 2013 or later, click here.

Download Thesis Proposal guidelines here (word .doc)

Download "Intention to Take Comprehensive Exams" here (word .doc)

Go to the forms for the Application for Graduation here.  

Download Portfolio Requirements.  

 Last Modified 11/20/13