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Graduate Studies

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Graduate Studies

Address:
McKelvie Hall
102 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone:610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763
Email:gradstudy@wcupa.edu


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


Graduate Assistanships Information:
gradassistantships@wcupa.edu


Additional Contact Information

Prospective

Announcements

  • GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE - 10/25/17
    Located in Sykes Student Union (110 W. Rosedale Ave) from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Check out the Events page for more info!
  • INFORMATION SESSION - 11/29/17
    Located in Sykes Student Union (110 W. Rosedale Ave) from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Check out the Events page for more info!
  • GRE and GMAT Prep Courses
    The Continuing Professional Education Office offers GRE and GMAT prep courses year round. Check out the CPE site for more info!

Steps to Complete your Application

  • Apply Online - $50 non-refundable application fee required; paid by credit card
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript from all undergraduate/graduate coursework listed on your application
  • Supplemental materials if required by your chosen program of study

General Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited in the United States or the equivalent from a foreign college or university prior to enrollment. An official transcript must be sent from each institution listed on your application. Many schools offer official transcripts to be sent electronically. If selecting this option, please have the school send it directly to gradstudy@wcupa.edu.
  • A minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required for most programs. Please note some programs may require a higher GPA requirement. Refer to program website for more information.
  • Personal goal statement can be submitted within the online application. Some programs may require specific questions to address. If goal statement is not included when submitting the application, please email it to gradstudy@wcupa.edu
  • Two letters of recommendation are required for most programs. Some programs may require additional letters. On the application, there is a section to include contact information for two recommenders. After the application is submitted, the recommenders will receive the directions and form to submit the letter electronically. The recommenders can also email letters directly to gradstudy@wcupa.edu
  • If required by program of choice, official scores from the GRE or GMAT must be submitted. WCU offers GRE and GMAT prep courses through the Continuing Professional Education Office. To send scores to WCU, use code 2659.

Graduate Studies Mailing Address:
102 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

*It is the applicant's responsibility to supply the Office of Graduate Studies with the necessary documents to complete his or her application. The Office of Graduate Studies reserves the right to withdraw an application if the required information is not received.

Tuition and Financial Aid

West Chester University is proud of its affordability. For the most up to date tuition breakdown, please view the Office of the Bursar'swebsite.

  • Federal Loans – Graduate students, post-baccalaureate students, and teacher certification students may be eligible to receive aid. WCU’s Federal Code is 003328. Please visit the Graduate Students page for more information.
  • Scholarship Opportunities - Though limited, there are a few scholarship opportunities for our Graduate Students here on campus. You can locate them here: Grant and Scholarship Forms
  • Assistantships (GA) - A graduate assistantship is an opportunity to work on campus in a research or service-oriented capacity in order to gain valuable work experience in higher education or an academic field and earn a tuition waiver and stipend. Read more about Graduate Assistantships.
  • Employer Support - Employer support can come in the form of partial or even full reimbursement. If you are currently working, check with your Human Resources Department about educational benefits offered to you.

If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office here on campus at 610-436-2627 or finaid@wcupa.edu. Once again, our staff is dedicated to providing the best financial aid plans to our graduate students. Please also feel free to view the WCU Financial Aid website.

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