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

Graduate Programs of Study


M.S. Biology (thesis)
M.S. Biology (nonthesis)


Certificate in Business

Communication Sciences and Disorders

M.A. Communicative Disorders
Certification in Speech Correction

Communication Studies

M.A. Communication Studies

Computer Science

M.S. Computer Science
Certificate in Computer Science
Certificate in Computer Security
Certificate in Information Systems
Certificate in Web Technology

Counselor Education

M.Ed. Counseling: Elementary School Counseling
M.Ed. Counseling: Secondary School Counseling
M.S. Counseling: Higher Education/Student Affairs
Certificate in Professional Counseling Licensure Preparation
Specialist I Certificate in Counseling (Elementary or Secondary)

Criminal Justice

M.S. Criminal Justice

Early and Middle Grades Education

M.Ed. Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning
M.Ed. Early Childhood Education
Certification in Early Childhood Education
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study


M.A. English (thesis and nonthesis; concentrations: Literature; Writing, Teaching, and Criticism; and Creative Writing)

Geography and Planning

M.A. Geography
Certificate in Geographic Technology
Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

Geology and Astronomy

M.A. Geoscience (Concentration: Earth Sciences)
Certifications in Earth and Space Science and/or General Science


M.Ed. School Health
M.P.H. Public Health
Certification in Health
Certificate in Emergency Preparedness
Certificate in Health Care Administration
Certificate in Integrated Health


M.A. History
M.Ed. History

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

M.A. Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies


M.S. Exercise and Sport Physiology
M.S. General Physical Education
Certificate in Sport Management and Athletics
Certificate in Adapted Physical Education

Languages and Cultures

M.A. French
M.A. Spanish
M.Ed. French
M.Ed. Spanish


M.Ed. Reading
Certification as a Reading Specialist
Certificate in Literacy


M.A. Mathematics (Options: Mathematics, Mathematics Education)
M.S. Applied Statistics
Certification in Mathematics
Certificate in Applied Statistics


M.M. (Concentrations: History and Literature, Theory and Composition)
M.M. Music Education
M.M. Music Performance
M.M. Piano Pedagogy
Certification in Music Education
Certificate in Kodaly Methodology
Certificate in Music Technology
Certificate in Orff-Schulwerk
Certificate in Piano Pedagogy


Certificate in Nursing Education


M.P.H. Public Health (Concentration: Nutrition)


M.A. Philosophy (Concentration: Applied Ethics)
Certificate in Business Ethics
Certificate in Healthcare Ethics

Political Science

M.P.A. (Concentration: Public Administration)

Professional and Secondary Education

M.Ed. Secondary Education
Certification in Secondary Education
Certificate in Educational Technology


M.A. Psychology: Clinical
M.A. Psychology: General
M.A. Psychology: Industrial/Organizational
Licensure Preparation in Clinical Mental Health

Public Administration

M.P.A. (Concentrations: Human Resource Management, Nonprofit Administration, Public Administration)
Certificate in Public Administration
Certificate in Human Resource Management
Certificate in Nonprofit Administration

Social Work


Special Education

M.Ed. Special Education
Certification in Special Education
Certificate in Autism

Teaching English as a Second Language

M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language
Certificate in TESL

The following departments and interdisciplinary areas offer graduate courses, but no graduate degree: Anthropology and Sociology, Art, Chemistry, Linguistics, Theatre Arts, and Women's and Gender Studies.