Important Update: COVID-19
West Chester University continues to be proactive in its response to combat COVID-19 and is taking every precaution possible to ensure the health and safety of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to its campus. Beginning on Tuesday, January 19, The Graduate School will be open for in-person service, Monday through Friday, 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm with very limited staffing. We strongly encourage contacting us remotely for service to maintain safety and to follow social distancing guidelines. The full Graduate School staff will be available for remote service Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.
If you or your family are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are unable to pay your admission deposit, please email GradSchool@wcupa.edu.
During the week of spring break (March 15-19), The Graduate School will be available for remote service only. We will resume limited in-person service on Monday, March 22.
Interim Dean of the Graduate School
The Graduate School at West Chester University is unequivocal in its belief in the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity; we believe that Black lives matter. Dedicated to upholding and promoting these values, we stand united against racism and social injustice by working to intentionally address issues of systematic racism, oppression, social injustice, and inequity in all aspects of our work with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
As scholars, we are committed to promoting engagement in research, scholarship, and outreach that educates and addresses social inequities. We are committed to fostering a learning environment that engages and supports individuals from historically underrepresented groups in higher education and marginalized in society at large. We pledge to continually assess and improve our efforts to integrate the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity into the education and experience of all graduate students at West Chester University.
TGS Mission Statement:
The mission of the Graduate School at WCU is to provide leadership to facilitate high quality graduate education that accommodates the needs of a diverse community of learners seeking academic advancement, career expansion and change, community engagement, and research expertise while also balancing the demands of every-day life. The Graduate School at WCU provides personalized support for the graduate student experience from admission to graduation that is flexible and responsive to our students and to the needs of the larger community.
TGS Vision Statement:
The vision of The Graduate School at WCU is to be a national leader in face-to-face and on-line graduate education and to increase access to our graduate programs. We will engage in a process to sustain and revise graduate programs to adapt to 21st century educational and career needs. We will develop courageous thinkers who are equipped to take on novel problems in their community and in their workplace. We will foster an inclusive learning environment by increasing collaboration among graduate students, alumni, and community partners.