Western Kentucky University — Ogden College of Science and Engineering
- Program Type:
- Master's International
- Ogden College of Science and Engineering
- Degrees Awarded:
- Biology (MS), Leadership Studies (Certificate)
- Admissions Deadlines:
- Admissions Cycle:
- Program Start:
- Typically Fall
- Program Founded:
- September, 2010
Program participants may earn up to 6 credit hours based on their Peace Corps service. Tuition costs and fees incurred during Peace Corps service are waived by WKU and not charged to the student. Program participants will be responsible for their own tuition, living, and related costs while on campus.
In addition to financial aid, tuition scholarships may also be available for participants in their final academic semester after completion of Peace Corps service.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) offers a Master of Science (MS) in Biology (non-thesis option) and a Certificate in Leadership Studies.
Completion of both academic programs requires 32 credit hours: the typical timeline for program completion is one year at WKU (comprising 18-24 credit hours of coursework), followed by 27 months of Peace Corps training and service, then a final semester at WKU. A minimum of one credit hour per academic term is required to maintain active enrollment in the university.
In addition to Graduate Studies admission requirements, the Department of Biology requires:
- A Bachelor’s degree in biology or equivalent including supporting courses in science and mathematics
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Three letters of reference, and
- GRE general score (quantitative + verbal) of 1050 or equivalent and analytical writing score of 3.5. If the GRE has not been taken previously, exam scores from the MCAT (24) or DAT (16) may be substituted
In addition, prospective students must submit a statement of purpose, in which the applicant must specify the program to which they are applying, indicate their academic and career interests, and summarize relevant experiences.
Acceptance into the MI program is conditional based upon being nominated by Peace Corps for volunteer service. For MI candidates deemed ineligible for Peace Corps service or volunteer participants who do not complete their service, WKU will attempt to accommodate within its regular graduate degree programs.
For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.
Department of Biology
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1080
- (270) 745-7029
- (270) 745-6856
If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Lawrence Alice
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