Graduate Catalog

2012 – 2013

Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
McKelvie Hall, 102 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763

Revised August 2012

Administrative Information

These sections contain information on policies, procedures, services, structure, administration, and keys to abbreviations.

Academic Calendar

Academic Information and Regulations



Policies and procedures associated with the admissions process.


Boards involved in the governing of the University, including the Board of Governors, the Council of Trustees, and boards of directors for the Fund for West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University Foundation, and WCU Alumni Association.

Catalog Index

Communications Directory

Useful contact information.

Fees and Expenses

Information on tuition and fees, room and board, and refund policies.

Financial Aid

How to apply for financial aid, scholarships, assistantships, and grants available to graduate students.

Good Standing, Academic Probation, Degree Candidacy, and Degree Requirements

Policies on maintaining good standing as a student and general policies on completing degrees.

Graduate Programs of Study

A listing of the degrees and certificate programs offered at West Chester University.

Graduate Studies at West Chester

About Graduate Studies and Extended Education as well as information about the campus and driving directions.

Honors and Awards

Listing of honors and awards, primarily awarded to faculty, but also including honorary degrees and presidential medallions awarded at Commencement exercises.

Mission, Values & Vision Statements

Social Equity

  • Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • ADA

Structure of the University

Listing of departments and their colleges.

Table of Contents

University Administration

Listing of university administrative personnel, including vice presidents, deans, directors, and managers.

University Faculty

Listing of university faculty, including senior administration and adjunct faculty.

University Services and Student Living

Weather Alert Notification

The University’s policy for storm closings and snow days.

Revised March 2012
The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the University. West Chester University reserves the right to change any provisions or requirements at any time.