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Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for acceptance are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Adequate preparation in the field of study.
  • 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 Scale)
    • Conditional admission is considered on a case by case basis for those not meeting this requirement.
    • This admission process will be based on a holistic evaluation of the candidate’s body of academic and professional experiences.
    • Candidates who apply for an alternative admission must submit a resume and any other credentials that verify their professional experiences.
    • Student admitted under the alternative admission requirements are conditionally admitted and must achieve a 3.0 GPA in the first 6 credits of graduate courses. 
  • Graduate students must have completed the graduate studies application process.
    • The GRE is not required for admission into this certificate.

Application Process

1. Apply for admission

  • Visit the Distance Learning Admission Page for more information.
    • A Step By Step Guide for completing the application process: Application Tutorial
    • There is a $65 application fee.
  • Complete the WKU Domestic and International Graduate Application
    • Under Planned Course of Study Section, Choose:
      • Category of Study >>> Certificate
      • Planned Course of Study >>> Organizational Leadership (1723)

2. Submit Required Materials:

  • Request at least one official transcript showing the completed degree from accredited institutions other than Western Kentucky.
    • The transcript must be forwarded from the college or university registrar electronically or directly to the Graduate School. 
    • Send your official transcripts from each college attended to Graduate Admissions.
      • You may request electronic transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. This speeds up the admissions process considerably. If your school is not listed with the Clearinghouse, please contact them directly to see if they have another process in place for electronic submissions or request that an official copy be sent by mail.
  • For additional information on university admission requirements please visit the Graduate School Admission Page.

  Deadlines for Admission Applications & Transcripts

  • Fall Semester: Rolling Admission
  • Spring Semester: Rolling Admission

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 Last Modified 11/17/16