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Western Kentucky University

Department of Geography and Geology

Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University

Overview

Western Kentucky University / Department of Geography and Geology is located in Bowling Green, KY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geoscience

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14
Applied
10
Accepted
5
Enrolled
71%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
No
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st April 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 555
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

40
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.5%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.5%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Hydroclimatology, electronic data sets, groundwater, sinkhole liquification potential, meteorological analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
38,185

Location & Contact

Address 1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY  42101
United States
Contact Dr. David J. Keeling
Phone: 270-745-0111

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