Western Kentucky University

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Education and Behavioral Science Studies

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission are expected to:

  • Document a cumulative overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or above (counting all course work, undergraduate and graduate) OR a GPA of 3.0 in the last 30 hours of course work (counting all course work, undergraduate or graduate); and
  • Submit a scholarly/professional writing sample to be assessed by the admissions committee;
      OR
  • Attain a GAP score consistent with the minimum established by the university (currently 550 for applicants who took the GRE General Test on or after August 1, 2011; or 2200 for applicants who took the GRE General Test on or after October 1, 2002, but prior to August 1, 2011); earn a GRE verbal score of at least 144 (at least 350 on the GRE-V prior to August 1, 2011); and achieve a GRE Analytical Writing score of at least 3.5. Applicants who took the GRE General Test on or after August 1, 2011 must also earn a GRE quantitative score of at least 139.
       AND
  • Submit completed departmental application form that describes the applicant's professional/career goals, including a discussion of how the applicant believes completing the MAE in Education and Behavioral Science Studies will contribute to the realization of those goals. International students who apply must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL (or at least 79 on the iBT TOEFL). The listening sub-scale score must be at least 53 (18 on the iBT version), and the writing sub-scale score must be at least 60 (23 on the iBT version).
 Last Modified 1/28/14