The Graduate School at WCU provides personalized, flexible, and responsive support for graduate students from admission to graduation. The goals of graduate study at WCU are as follows:
- To foster an attitude of intellectual and creative inquiry and to develop research and analytical skills that are applicable to professional settings.
- To increase the professional skills and academic competence of students to enable them to make important contributions to their professions.
- To prepare students for further graduate study.
- To meet the needs of college graduates who are preparing for changing career roles in the future.
WCU offers more than 80 graduate programs including applied doctoral degrees, master's degrees, post baccalaureate certifications, and graduate certificates. Program are offered at main campus, the Graduate Center, the Philadelphia Center, the Exton Center, and online. Each of our convenient locations contains well-appointed classrooms and meeting spaces, parking, lounges, and faculty offices. Our main campus is located at 700 South High Street in West Chester, just 25 miles west of Philadelphia and 17 miles north of Wilmington, Delaware. The Graduate Center is located in the Greenhill Corporate Park at 1160 McDermott Drive, the Exton Center is located in the West Whiteland Business Center at 900 E. Lincoln Highway, and the Philadelphia Center is located in the Lits Building at 701 Market Street.
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.