Education and Behavioral Science Studies (MAE), M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
, KY,
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The Western Kentucky University program in Education and Behavioral Science Studies (MAE) is a flexible one that allows a faculty advisor to individually tailor a program of studies for a student who wants to pursue graduate study in an area of education or behavioral sciences for which the university does not presently offer a program.

It is important to note that completion of this program does not lead to initial or advanced certification by Kentucky's Education Professional Standards Board, nor does it lead to certification or licensure in counseling or psychology.

The goals of the program are that upon completion of the program:
  • Students will be knowledgeable about philosophy, strategies, and ethical issues in education or behavioral science;
  • Students will be knowledgeable about developmental issues of a specific population;
  • Students will be able to apply their knowledge of development to curriculum design, educational planning, or intervention strategies;
  • Students will develop content knowledge in identified subject areas;
  • Students will be knowledgeable about professional ethics in education or behavioral science fields; and
  • Students will be able to research "best practices" in teaching/working with specific populations.

Accreditation

Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Research Foundations
  • Research Methods
  • Professional Foundations
  • Strategies/Methodologies of Education or Behavioral Sciences
  • Developmental Issues
  • Professional Development
For more information please visit the program website

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 semester hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Document a cumulative overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or above (counting all course work, undergraduate and graduate);
  • Submit a scholarly/professional writing sample to be assessed by the admissions committee or
  • Attain a GAP score consistent with the minimum established by the university (currently 550 for applicants who took the GRE General Test.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Housing: $3,750

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1,400 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Graduate Student Research Grant

All WKU graduate students are welcome to apply for these grants to be used on acquiring materials and assistance for creative scholarship. Students may apply for no more than three Student Research Grants per degree totaling $750.

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