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M.S. Degree in Geoscience

M.S. Degree in Geoscience

Admission Requirement

  • GRE score, with a minimum of 3.5 in the Analytical Writing component
  • Overall undergraduate GPA , a minimum of 3.0 or above
  • Minimum of 18 hours of science (preferably Geoscience) courses in the undergraduate level
  • A one-to-two page statement of research goals included in the application with a copy to the Department Head at david.keeling@wku.edu
  • Written evidence (Email is acceptable) of an agreement from a research faculty member willing to supervise the applicant's proposed thesis research project
  • Passing grade (C or above) in appropriate undergraduate coursework to support the thesis research program
  • Student applying for graduate assistantship must have a written support from a research faculty member prior to submitting an application
  • Other application requirement for Domestic applicants are available at Domestic Degree Seeking
  • Other application requirement for International applicants are available at International Degree Seeking

Apply for the M. S. in Geoscience program

  • Application deadline March 15th for Fall and October 15th for Spring admission
  • Admission applications are available online and submitted directly to WKU Graduate School at Graduate Applications (Domestic and International Applicants-Masters Degree)
  • Graduate Assistantship application for the Academic Year must be received by March 15th of the Spring semester. Assistanship funds are awarded on academic year basis only. There is typically no funding opportunities for Spring semester only. Graduate Assistantship application is available here to apply.
  • Copies of Supporting documents (statement of research goals and faculty supervisor agreement) should be directly sent to the Department of Geography and Geology- Attn: Graduate Committee

Application information for the current M. S. graduate students in Geoscience program

  • Renewal application for the Second Academic Year Graduate Assistantship funding should be received in the Graduate School office by March 15th of the Spring semester. Graduate Assistantship Continuation Application is available here to apply.
  • Information and guidelines for success in graduate studies, thesis proposal and thesis defense, thesis writing, and other valuable resources are available in the M.S. Geoscience Graduate Student Handbook

 

B.S./M.S. Degree in Geoscience JUMP (Joint Undergraduate-Masters Program)

Admission and application information are available here

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