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For Students Interested in MSEM


Getting Started

  1. Complete a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (WKU undergraduates may take courses prior to graduation-see FAQs) For qualified SEAS students, see JUMP below.
  2. Complete an application for admission.
  3. Submit official transcripts to the WKU Graduate School. Must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.
  4. Complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (Students are permitted to enroll in 12 credit hours of course work prior to admission as a non degree-seeking student-See FAQs)

International students may apply for acceptance into the program by completing the above while also providing evidence of an ability to communicate in English (TOEFL or IELTS scores). The University minimum is a 6.5 IELTS score or equivalent.

At this time, the program is not accepting new students who do not meet minimum admission criteria. There are no provisions for conditional acceptance.

Due to high demand, the program has a limited number of slots available. Applications to the program will be reviewed by program faculty after the application due date. Admission decisions are competitive; based on merit and availability.

  • Applications for the fall semester are due by April 1. Admission decision by April 28.
  • Applications for the spring semester are due by September 1. Admission decision by September 30.
  • Applications for the summer term are due by February 1. Admission decision based on availability.

GRE Score

The MSEM program requires completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test  or GMAT regardless of undergraduate grade point average.

The GRE General Test assesses verbal and quantitative ability. The GRE test scores must be received by the Graduate School 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 the Graduate School-Admissions Requirements. The department requires a score of at least 140 on the verbal portion of the exam, prefers at least a 140 on the quantitative portion of the exam. An analytical writing score of at least 2.5 is required. Previous course work does not have any bearing on admission requirements.

A GMAT score can be used in place of the GRE upon request.

Admissions Links

Graduate Admissions Requirements (Online Application)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 

Need a study guide for the GRE? Try a GRE Preparation Guide: Your GRE Prep Guide or Your Guide to Taking the GRE


Tuition and Fees


Financial Aid

Joint Undergraduate and Master's Degree Program (JUMP) for Engineering Management (EM)

The JUMP provides the opportunity for academically outstanding students to complete both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in five years. Qualified students admitted to the JUMP may begin taking graduate courses in their junior year. Contingent on satisfactory progress, these students will be admitted into the MS Engineering Management program upon completion of their undergraduate degree and be classified as graduate students. If you do not meet the following requirements, you may apply for regular admission to the program as shown under Getting Started above.

Requirements for Admission
To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrollment in good standing in one of the qualified undergraduate baccalaureate programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Recommendation of an SEAS faculty member and/or the undergraduate advisor
  • Completion of at least 72 hours and demonstrated proficiency in English

Application Process
Students interested in the JUMP ETM program should meet with their faculty advisor to complete a JUMP application/statement of intent.  JUMP applications are reviewed by the Graduate Faculty of SEAS.

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 Last Modified 2/18/22