Western Kentucky University

For Students Interested in MSETM

Getting Started

  1. Complete a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (WKU undergraduates may take courses prior to graduation-see FAQs)
  2. Complete an application for admission.
  3. Submit official transcripts to the WKU Graduate School
  4. Complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (Students are permitted to enroll in 12 credit hours of course work prior to admission as a non degree-seeking student-See FAQs)

International students may apply for acceptance into the program by completing the above or apply for conditional admission through one of the following:

  1. Complete English as a Second Language Institute (ESLI) with the GRE
  2. Apply to Navitas and complete the Pre-Masters Program (PMP) for Engineering Technology Management

GRE Score

For most students, the MSETM program requires completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test regardless of undergraduate grade point average.

The GRE General Test assesses verbal and quantitative ability. The GRE test scores must be received by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research prior to admission. The admission decision is based upon both the undergraduate transcript grade point average and the GRE verbal and quantitative scores. For more information on interpretation of GRE scores, go to the Graduate School-Admissions Requirements and click on Interpreting GAP scores. The department prefers a composite GAP score (GPA*100 + overall GRE score) of 550 or higher with a score of at least 139 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the exam. Applicants with a GAP or verbal/quantitative score lower than this may still be accepted into the program with conditions. Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Previous graduate course work does not have any bearing on admission requirements (i.e., GAP score calculation). Conditional/alternate admission can be granted into the MSETM program, but additional application materials (work samples, statement of career goals, letters of support, etc.) may be required. Applicants who do not meet the requirement may pursue alternate admission strategies.

Admissions Links

Graduate Admissions Requirements (Online Application)

International Student Admissions

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)


Tuition and Fees


Financial Aid

 Last Modified 2/24/14