Diane Greenwood, MSW, LCSW
WCU Coordinator of Philadelphia Site
Phone: 610-436-2551
Email: DGreenwood@wcupa.edu


Alexis Leone
Program Recruiter
Phone: 267-386-3019
Email: ALEONE@wcupa.edu


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Graduate Programs at WCU in Philadelphia

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. As completed applications are received, they are reviewed, decisions made, and the applicants notified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

M.A. in Communication Studies with optional certificate in Administration or Entrepreneurship

The Master of Arts in Communication Studies is a comprehensive 36-credit degree program with a focus on leadership. Students strengthen skills and abilities across a broad array of communication contexts including organizational, interpersonal, small group, mass media, and public relations. Taught by engaged faculty, the program is tailored to meet the professional aspirations of students with up to 18 credits available in related fields to personalize the educational experience. Additional fields include key areas in business and public administration including finance, marketing, human resources, public policy, target market analysis, and organizational dynamics. The M.A. may be completed in as few as two years on a part-time

Admissions Requirements:

Students should submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Studies:

  • Completed graduate application
  • Writing Sample - "How does communication knowledge bridge my past experience with future plans?"
  • Official academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended demonstrating a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score in at least the 50th percentile for the tested pool. (GRE scores waived for students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better)

Further Information:

Alexis Leone, Recruiter

Call: 267-386-3019

Email: ALeone@wcupa.edu

M.S.W. Social Work

The Graduate Social Work Department’s MSW Program, fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, provides a quality, affordable, and accessible Master of Social Work degree in preparation for a career in an evolving, complex, technological, and global society. The program at West Chester University in Philadelphia is designed to meet the needs of students who are often working and caregiving while attending graduate school. It prepares graduates who can think critically, communicate effectively, embrace diversity, practice ethically, respond to the needs of vulnerable and oppressed populations, are committed to social justice, and are competent to practice with individuals and families. With a concentration in Direct Practice with Individuals and Families, students are trained in trauma-informed approaches to working with individuals and families from the perspectives of Recovery, Resiliency & Capacity-Building.

Admissions Requirements:

Students should submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Studies:

  • Completed graduate application
  • 3-5 page personal statement
  • Offiicial academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation

Further Information:

Kyle Murray, Recruiter

Call: 610-738-0339

Email: KMurray@wcupa.edu

M.S. Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice offers a multidisciplinary curriculum to give students a sophisticated working knowledge of the major systems within the field. Students will take challenging and rigorous courses rooted in history, law, philosophy, psychology, research, sociology, management, and political science that involve critical analysis of complex issues.

The program is well-suited for current and future criminal justice professionals, as well as those who plan to pursue further graduate study. The program at West Chester University in Philadelphia is designed to meet the needs of students who are often working and caregiving while attending graduate school, as classes are offered in the evenings and on a part-time basis.

Admissions Requirements:

Students should submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Studies:

  • Completed graduate application
  • Goals statement
  • Official academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended demonstrating a cumulative GPA of 3.00. Applicants with a GPA between 2.80 and 3.00 may be considered on a provisoinal basis.
  • Two letters of recommendation

Further Information:

Alexis Leone, Recruiter

Call: 267-386-3019

Email: ALeone@wcupa.edu