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Admission Requirements

Application and all supporting materials (i.e., transcripts, GRE scores) need to be received in the Graduate School by the dates listed below to ensure adequate time for departmental review. Applicants can apply online at www.wku.edu/graduate/ or may download a printable application.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester:
June 15
Spring Semester:
November 15
Summer Term:
Contact Department

Please note: To be eligible for any type of financial aid or a graduate assistantship, you must be admitted in good standing to a degree program. Non-degree seeking students are ineligible for financial aid and graduate assistantships.

Applicants to the MSETM program must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official Transcripts
  • Meet the admission requirements of the WKU Office of Graduate Studies (see GRE below)
  • Completion of the GRE

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 (ELSI) 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 http://www.wku.edu/graduate/faculty_staff/new_gre.php. The department prefers a composite GAP score (GPA*100 + overall GRE score) of 550 or higher. Applicants with a GAP 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 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.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14