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Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for acceptance are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have or be eligible for a teaching certificate for Secondary Mathematics (Grades 8-12).
  • Application and Fee
  • Satisfy one of the following conditions:
    • A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university & the following courses, with at most 1 deficiency:
  • Calculus sequence through Multivariable Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Probability or Calculus-based Statistics
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Satisfy one of the following conditions: 
    • GAP score of at least 600 [GAP = (GRE-V + GRE-Q) + (Undergrad GPA x 100)] if the GRE was taken after August 2011.
    • GAP score of at least 2200 [GAP = (GRE-V + GRE-Q) x Undergrad GPA] if the GRE was taken prior to August 2011.
    •  WKU graduate with a degree in mathematics and an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.3.
  • The GRE MAY BE required for admission into this program.

Application Process

1. Apply for admission

  • Visit the Distance Learning Admission Page for more information.
    • A Step By Step Guide for completing the application process: Application Tutorial
    • There is a $65 application fee.
  • Complete the WKU Domestic and International Graduate ApplicationUnder Planned Course of Study Section, Choose:
    • Category of Study >>> Masters
    • Planned Course of Study >>> Mathematics-MA (049)(T)

2. Submit Required Materials:

    • Request at least one official transcript showing the completed degree from accredited institutions other than WKU
    • The transcript must be forwarded from the college or university registrar electronically or directly to the Graduate School. 
    • Send your official transcripts from each college attended to Graduate Admissions. 
      • You may request electronic transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. This speeds up the admissions process considerably. If your school is not listed with the Clearinghouse, please contact them directly to see if they have another process in place for electronic submissions or request an official copy be sent by mail.\
    • Submit an official GRE score report taken within the last 5 years.
    • Kentucky teachers whose certificates have expired may be admitted into the program, but they may enroll in no more than six hours before they must apply to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for re-issued certificates.
    • After completion of six hours, a student admitted with an expired certificate must submit a copy of the re-issued certificate before being allowed to register for any additional courses. 
    • Applicants from out-of-state with expired certificates must complete the requirements for their respective states to renew their certificates and submit a copy of the reissued certificate.
  • For additional information on university admission requirements please visit the Graduate School Admission Page.

  Deadlines for Admission Applications & Transcripts 

  • Fall Semester: 
  • Spring Semester: 

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 Last Modified 6/2/17