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Admission & Application Process

Program Admission

  • Applicants should have earned at least 27 credit hours of undergraduate English with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Those not meeting this requirement may be admitted conditionally on a case-by-case basis.

  • Minimum GRE score of 4.0 on the analytical writing section

  • Submit a statement of purpose, a 1-2 page letter in which you explain why you want to study in the MA program at WKU and how that experience will help you with your academic and career goals.  At the end of your letter, please list contact information for three references who can speak to your academic qualifications.

Application Process

All application materials, including undergraduate transcripts, GRE scores, and the statement of purpose should be submitted electronically to The Graduate School at WKU.

Graduate Assistantships

Fund your M.A. degree and get valuable experience tutoring and teaching by working for the English Department as a graduate instructor. These competitive positions pay $17,500 per academic year ($12,000 living stipend and $5,500 tuition scholarship). Graduate assistants tutor students in the Writing Center in year one of the program and teach Introduction to College Writing in year two.

Applications for graduate assistantships are submitted to Dr. Wes Berry. Here's the link to the application.

Degree Completion Checklist for Current Students

Graduate degree seeking students should consult the graduate school's website and follow the timeline for submitting necessary forms. The official forms required for graduation are located here.




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 Last Modified 4/5/19