Western Kentucky University

Alternative Admission to MSETM

If I am denied admission by the Graduate Office, can I still get into this program?


For the MSETM program, students who are denied regular admission may apply for alternative admission by completing and submitting these documents:

1. Three letters of recommendation/reference from former or current supervisory or academic professionals  who can attest to your motivation, skills and abilities in regards to completion of the program.
2. A one or two page statement of purpose regarding your intentions for obtaining the degree and future career goals that would be supported by the master's degree. This document would also serve as a writing sample for admission.
3. A professional resume or vita.

With alternative admission, the graduate faculty vote on the admission and may decide to accept the application with full standing, with conditions, or deny the application based upon the above and with consideration of the following criteria:
1. Successful completion of graduate level work from other institutions or as a non-degree seeking student.
2. Previous and/or current interaction with graduate faculty.
3. Test scores and/or GPA in the major field of study.

If accepted with conditions, the typical criteria is to maintain at least a 3.5 GPA through the first 12 hours of the program.


 Last Modified 7/23/13