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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.
  • Application and Fee
  • Official copy of Transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • The GRE or GMAT IS NOT 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 Application
    • Under Planned Course of Study Section, Choose:
      • Category of Study >>> Masters
      • Planned Course of Study >>> Socl Resp/Sustain Communities (0448)

2. Submit Required Materials:

In order to be admitted to this program, students must send the following required documents to Graduate Admissions.

  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT
    • 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 that an official copy be sent by mail.
  • RESUME
  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
    • Should discuss your personal, professional, and/or academic preparation for graduate study and how the master’s program in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities will fit into your professional development.
  • 2 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
    • Please have those who write the letters of recommendation on your behalf address your potential for graduate study and, in particular, this program of study.

  Deadlines for Admission Applications & Transcripts

  • Fall Semester: Rolling Admission
  • Spring Semester: Rolling Admission

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 Last Modified 6/1/17