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The Graduate School

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The Graduate School

McKelvie Hall
102 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

Fax: 610-436-2763

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

The Graduate School Information:

Graduate Admissions Information:

Additional Contact Information

All Applications Open: Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020! 


Getting Started

Tip: Our application works best using Google Chrome or Firefox Internet browsers. We advise NOT using Live, Outlook, or Hotmail email accounts for your application login.

  1. You will be prompted to create a username and password. Your username will be the email address that we use to communicate important information to you. This email address should also be the same one you used if you've registered for an admissions event or requested information from the Admissions Office.
  2. Once your account is created, you will receive an email to verify your account and a link to begin your application.
  3. Select GRADUATE as your STUDENT TYPE
  4. Select the START TERM for your program. Please note the following programs only accept for Fall semesters: M.S.Applied Statistics, EdD in Policy, Planning, & Administration, M.S. Higher Education Policy & Student Affairs, M.S.Clinical Mental Health, Psychology: General MA, Psychology: Industrial Organizational MA, Doctor of Psychology, Master of Social Work. The following programs only accept for the Spring semesters: M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, Literacy Coaching certificate.
  5. After you have completed your application, you will be prompted to pay the $50 application fee.
  6. When selecting the credit card payment option, DO NOT close your internet browser before receiving your payment confirmation page.
  7. Once your payment is completed and the confirmation page is displayed, please click the Continue button to be redirected back to your application page.
  8. You will need to click the purple SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION button to officially submit your application.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Application Deadline Dates

Fall applications with deadline dates and approximate decision dates:

The Doctor of Public Administration program at West Chester University has a priority deadline of May 31. We encourage you to submit your completed application by said date. After the priority application date, applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. 

PsyD- deadline date December 15, approximate decision date early March. 
MS Higher Education Policy Student Affairs- priority will be given to applications received by March 1.
MSW Advanced Standing- deadline date December 1, approximate decision date within 3-4 weeks. 
MSW Regular Full Time- deadline date January 15, approximate decision date within 3-4 weeks. 
MSW Regular Part time- deadline date March 1, approximate decision date within 3-4 weeks. 
Speech Language Pathology- deadline date January 15, approximate decision date early April. 
MS Clinical Mental Health- deadline date February 1, approximate decision date early March. 
MS Athletic Training- deadline date December 1, approximate decision date, rolling after 12/1.

Spring applications with deadline date and approximate decision date:

Counselor Education- deadline date October 1, approximate decision date November 1.

Should you have questions about the Graduate Admission Application process or wish to make any changes after you submit your application, please contact The Graduate School or call us at 610-436-2943. If you call our office, please note our hours of operation are from 8:00AM until 4:30PM Monday through Friday.

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