West Chester University

West Chester University

West Chester University is located in the borough of West Chester, 25 miles west of Philadelphia.

Approximately 2,700+ current graduate students are enrolled in master’s degree, certification, and certificate programs in more than 80 areas of study. Most graduate classes are scheduled in the late afternoon and evening hours to accommodate working professionals.

West Chester University offers the following degrees: master of arts (M.A.), master of science (M.S.), master of education (M.Ed.), master of business administration (M.B.A.), master of music (M.M.), master of public health (M.P.H.), master of social work (M.S.W.), master of public administration (M.P.A.), master of science in nursing (M.S.N.), and four doctoral programs: Doctor of Public Administration (DPA), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Ed.D. in Policy, Planning, & Administration, and the Clinical Psychology Psy.D.


College of Arts and Humanities

  • MA Communication Studies
  • MA English
  • MA Languages & Cultures (French, Spanish, German)
  • MA History
  • MA Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • MA Philosophy (concentration in Applied Ethics)
  • MA Teaching English as Second Language
  • MM Music (concentrations in History and Literature; Theory and Composition)
  • MM Music Education
  • MM Music Performance
  • MM Music Theory/Composition
  • MM Piano Pedagogy

College of Business and Public Management

  • Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) – 100% online
  • Master of Public Administration – online courses available
  • MBA Business Administration – 100% online
  • MS Criminal Justice – main campus & Philadelphia
  • MS Geography
  • Master of Urban & Regional Planning

College of Education & Social Work

  • Doctor of Education in Policy, Planning, & Administration
  • MEd Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning
  • MEd School Counseling
  • MEd Early Childhood Education – 100% online
  • MEd Reading
  • MEd Secondary Education
  • MEd Special Education – traditional or 100% online available
  • MS Higher Education Policy & Student Affairs
  • MS Clinical Mental Health
  • MS Transformative Education & Social Change
  • Master of Social Work – main campus & in Philadelphia

College of Health Sciences

  • MA Speech Language & Pathology
  • MS Exercise & Sport Physiology
  • MS Exercise & Sport Physiology (w/ concentration in Athletic Training)
  • Sport Management & Athletics certificate
  • MS General Physical Education
  • MEd Health (concentration in School Health)
  • School Nurse certification
  • Master of Public Health (concentrations in Community, Healthcare Management, Environmental Health)
  • Master of Nursing Practice (adult gerontology or nurse educator)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – online

College of Sciences & Mathematics

  • MS Applied Statistics
  • MS Applied & Computational Mathematics


  • MS Biology
  • MS Computer Science
  • MS Geoscience
  • MA Mathematics
  • MA Psychology – General
  • MS Psychology – Industrial & Organizational Psych
  • I/O Psychology certificate – 100% online
  • Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psy.D.

Philadelphia Campus

  • BSN for the Registered Nurse
  • BS Business Management
  • BSW Social Work
  • MSW Social Work
  • MS Criminal Justice

For More Information


West Chester University

102 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester PA 19383



Rachel Kehl
Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment & Admissions
Email: rkehl@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-0022

Robert Marco
Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment & Admissions
Email: rmarco@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-0021

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