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Graduate Studies

West Chester University

Conveniently located in the heart of Chester County Pennsylvania, West Chester University is committed to meeting the needs of more than 2,100 graduate students by offering flexible scheduling, over 70 programs and affordable tuition. Our faculty are engaging; they inspire, and are dedicated to providing a quality graduate education to our students.






Upcoming Events for Prospective Students


Winter Graduate Open House on campus in Sykes Student Union

  • Join us for our Winter Graduate Open House
  • Meet Graduate Coordinators
  • Talk to Financial Aid Counselors
  • Discuss Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • If you attend, you will receive a $50 application fee waiver for Fall 2015
  • Online Registration is now open

Winter Graduate Open House For WCU Undergraduates Only

  • Explore what graduate degrees WCU has to offer
  • Meet Graduate Coordinator
  • Discuss Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Sykes Student Union Ballrooms
  • If you attend, you will receive a $50 application fee waiver for Fall 2015
  • Online Registration is now open




* Saturday, October 11 for matriculated students

* Saturday, October 25 for non degree students

* Winter/Spring 2015 Course Schedule



West Chester University in Philadelphia

Information Session in Philly

  • February 25, 2015
  • Check-in 5:00pm
  • Information portion 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • 701 E Market Street, 3rd floor classroom
  • RSVP to Garrett Gittler

Hear what students are saying about WCU in Philly!

The following programs are being offered at 701 Market St., Phila.:



Shuttle Bus Service is available for classes at the Business Center



Take a Class  (Non-Degree Course Information and Registration)

  • Are you interested in taking courses for personal and professional growth? Find out how you can enroll as a "Non-degree" student

In the spotlight


Patric Parris completed the Graduate certificate in Entrepreneurial Education in 2009

Patric is an entrepreneurial educator teaching high school courses in Leadership, Career Exploration, International Experience and Home Based Business Skills at the PA Leadership Charter School (PALCS) a cyber K-12 school located in West Chester, PA.  Patric is a career changer from a business career and now takes PALCS students on international service learning projects. In 2007 he took the Entrepreneurial Educator course (EEE500), where he learned how to bring innovative learning project ideas come to life.

To learn more about this unique certificate program, click Here


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Anne Okelo, a 2010 graduate of the Master of Public Administration Program

secured funding in excess of $35,000.00 to construct a well that now provides her village of Angiro, Kenya access to fresh water. A documentary of Anne's story titled, "Well of Dreams" is in production right now. A preview is available Here. Click Master of Public Administration for more information about the degree Anne earned here at West Chester.

John Kim is a Physics teacher at Conestoga High School of Tredyffrin/Easttown School District.

John was inspired to complete the College of Education Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Education program in hopes of experiencing something new. After over fifteen years of teaching, he felt almost too comfortable in the classroom and wanted to be challenged. Unlike any other graduate courses Kim has taken, the instructors of the Entrepreneurial Education program motivated him. Eventually he felt inspired and driven to develop his own website to engage students. On this site honors students can find homework, tests, and notes to work with in a flexible schedule.

Click Here here to hear a podcast of John’s experience with the Graduate certificate in Entrepreneurial Education

Lanny Schwartz is a Chemistry teacher at Garden Spot High School of Eastern Lancaster County School District.

Schwartz took several courses of the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurial Education program. The course he took in problem-based learning inspired him to lead collaboration in interdisciplinary instruction for students at his school. He applied what he learned in his 21st Century Educator Externship at Reading’s Goggle Works - an incubator for community arts education, collaborations and organizations - to merge chemistry and arts ideas and content into high school courses he teaches.

Click Here Click here to hear a podcast of Lanny’s experience with the Graduate certificate in Entrepreneurial Education

Teresa Ryan, a 2009 graduate of the Master in Social Work Program is passionate about working with Veterans

Shortly after earning her Master's degree from West Chester, Teresa was selected for the prestigious Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery fellowship program through the Department of Veterans Affairs whose mission is to “develop future mental health leaders with vision, knowledge, and commitment to transform mental health care systems in the 21st century.”  This fellowship appointment allowed Teresa to pursue her passion of working with Veterans. Today she is working at the Philadelphia VA as a social worker in the HUD/VASH (Housing Urban Development/Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing) program assisting with housing for homeless Veterans.

To view the department’s current newsletter and learn more about the current happenings in the Graduate Social Work Department, click here


Brian Pakpour, Master of Arts degree in Philosophy

Law school can be a bewildering experience coming straight out of college. The quantity of material you must read, digest and comprehend, combined with the large quantity of writing you must do, adds up pretty quickly. Fortunately, I began my legal career by obtaining my Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from West Chester University.

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