At West Chester University, we are committed to creative expression in all its forms, and we welcome UArts students to join us for professional development graduate credits, to transfer into our Master of Music Education programs, or to explore our 120+ graduate options including certificates, masters, and doctoral degrees.

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Welcome to The Graduate School at WCU. We provide personalized, flexible and responsive support for graduate students from admission to graduation and beyond. This web site is a one-stop-shop for all the information and tools you need to be successful as a graduate student at WCU.


Impact your career.

WCU offers more than 120 doctoral, master’s, certificate, and certification programs designed to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Our graduate classes are offered in-person, online and in a hybrid format to offer flexibility and accommodate busy schedules.

Master's & Doctoral Programs


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Quick Links

Whether you're curious about our facilities, our faculty, or financial aid, this is the hub that connects you to all things WCU. Everything you need to know is just a click away.



WCU prides itself on accessibility and is committed to keeping our tuition low. For students who want to explore financial aid, we can provide the information you need pursue a top-ranked graduate education at an incredible value.

Financial Support and Awards



Accelerated programs

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Programs

West Chester University is proud to offer more than 30 accelerated programs for WCU undergraduate students who are interested in taking graduate coursework and intend to complete a master's degree at WCU following graduation. Students with at least junior standing can begin taking graduate coursework to count towards a master's degree. Accelerated programs expedite the time to completion of a master's degree and also decrease the overall combined credits necessary to complete the undergraduate and graduate degrees.



Take the next step in your career

Choosing to pursue a graduate degree or certificate opens up new professional and personal opportunities. We're excited to lead you through the application process and look forward to getting your journey started.

Contact the Graduate School

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