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Western Kentucky University

The Graduate School - Programs Available

WKU offers graduate degree programs at the masters, specialist, and doctoral levels, as well as graduate certificates.  Click on the academic area that interests you for more information.

To learn more about online offerings, visit the DELO Online page.

To learn more about teacher certification (including endorsements), please see the Office of Teacher Services site.  


 Academic Area Masters Specialist Doctoral Certificate Degree Type Online Option*
Accountancy X       MAcc  
Adult Education X     X MAE X
Advanced Worksite Health Promotion       X    
Aging Studies       X    
Agriculture X       MS  
Applied Economics X       MA  
Art Education for Teacher Leaders X       MAE  
Autism Spectrum Disorders       X    
Biology X       MS X
Biology Education for Teacher Leaders         MAE X
Business Administration X       MBA X
Business Sustainability       X    
Career Services       X    
Chemistry X       MS  
Communicating in Healthcare       X    
Communicating in Organizations       X    
Community College Faculty Preparation       X    
Computer Science X       MS  
Counseling X       MAE  
Counselor Education   X     EdS  
Creative Writing X       MFA  
Criminology X       MA  X
Dietetic Practice       X    
Education and Behavioral Science Studies X       MAE  
Educational Leadership     X   EdD  
Educational Technology       X    
Elementary Education   X     EdS  
Elementary Education for Teacher Leaders X       MAE X
Engineering Technology Management X       MS X
English X       MA  
Environmental and Occupational Health Science X       MS  
Environmental Health and Safety       X    
Facility and Event Management       X    
Folk Studies X       MA  
Gender and Women's Studies       X   X
Geographic Information Science       X    
Geography Education for Teacher Leaders X       MAE X
Geoscience X       MS  
Global Pathways to Sustainability       X    
Health Administration X       MHA X
Historic Preservation       X    
History X       MA X
Homeland Security Sciences X       MS  
Instructional Design X     X MS X
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Birth to Primary, for Teacher Leaders X       MAE X
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Birth to Primary, Initial Certification X       MAT  
International Student Services       X    
Kinesiology X       MS X
Lean Sigma       X    
Library Media Education X       MS X
Literacy Education X       MAE X
Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings       X    
Mathematics X       MA X
Mathematics X       MS  
Middle Grades Education for Initial Certification X       MAT  
Middle Grades Education for Teacher Leaders X       MAE X
Music X       MM  
Nonprofit Administration       X    
Nursing X       MSN  
Nursing Practice     X   DNP  
Organizational Communication X       MA  
Organizational Leadership X     X MA X
Physical Therapy     X   DPT  
Post-MSN Nurse Administrator       X    
Post-MSN Nursing Education       X    
Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner       X    
Psychology (clinical) X   X
  MA, PsyD  
Psychology (Industrial/Organizational; Psychological Science) X       MS  
Public Administration X       MPA  
Public Health X       MPH  
Recreation and Sport Administration X       MS X
Religious Studies X     X MA  
School Administration   X     EdS  
School Counseling X       MAE  
School Psychology   X     EdS  
Secondary Education   X     EdS  
Secondary Education for Initial Certification X       MAT X
Secondary Education for Teacher Leaders X       MAE X
Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities X       MA X
Social Work X       MSW  
Sociology X       MA X
Special Education for Teacher Leaders: LBD X       MAE X
Special Education Initial Certification: LBD X       MAT  
Special Education: MSD X       MAE X
Speech-Language Pathology X       MS X
Student Affairs in Higher Education X       MAE  
Teaching-TESOL       X    

 * - some or all of the program is available online.  Please consult the program page for details.

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 Last Modified 6/17/15