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Admission to degree programs at WKU is based on approved admission requirements as listed in the Graduate Catalog. Applicants are required to submit the application online and send in all additional supporting materials to the Graduate School. After the applicant submits the required documents, the designated admission coordinator is sent notification via eSignature. A report of all admission applicants is provided to graduate admission coordinators. The department makes an admission recommendation and forwards it to the Graduate School (note that admission is competitive and simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a program). After the Graduate School receives the admission recommendation, notification is sent to the applicant via mail and email. Applicant admission statuses includes Good Standing, Conditional Admit, Program Full, and Denied.

Advising Information

Important advising information regarding admission, registration, holds, theses/specialist projects/dissertations, and financial aid information.

Application Fee Waiver Codes

Departments can purchase codes to allow prospective students to apply for admission without paying the application processing fee.

E-Signature Instructions for Admission Decisions

The Graduate School utilizes WKU's eSignature forms for admission decisions. Directions on how to receive and open admission packets, as well how to send decisions back to the Graduate School, is available.

Faculty Handbook

Many important policies and procedures relevant to faculty at WKU are detailed in the Faculty Handbook.  Please refer to the linked Academic Affairs site for a copy of the handbook and part-time faculty guide.

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council has general supervision and control over all matters of graduate instruction, including admission and degree requirements, curricula, Graduate Faculty membership, and general academic regulations.  You can learn more about the council, review agendas and meeting minutes, and view council membership.

Graduate Faculty

All courses offered for graduate credit at WKU must be taught by graduate faculty.  Learn about the graduate faculty, including requirements for membership and current members.

Incomplete Applications Report

Departments have the ability to access a listing of incomplete admission applications by using InfoView.  On this page, you can learn about accessing and using the report.

Incomplete GA Applications Report

Departments can access a listing of incomplete Graduate Assistantship applications by using Infoview. This page will provide instructions about accessing and using the report.

JUMP Statement of Intent

Programs should use the document linked in the "Forms" section to submit a Joint Undergraduate-Master's Program (JUMP) statement of intent to the Graduate School for students to join JUMP.


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 Last Modified 11/14/23