Graduate Catalog

2014 – 2015

2013-2014 Graduate Catalog Archive

Office of Graduate Studies
McKelvie Hall, 102 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
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Revised October 2014

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. An electronic version of this catalog also is available on the University’s website:

Mission Statement

West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, regional, comprehensive institution committed to providing access and offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania.

Vision Statement

West Chester University is dedicated to academic excellence. University faculty and staff will create a dynamic and supportive learning environment that prepares students for successful and rewarding personal, professional, and civic lives. Moreover, WCU is committed to partnering with other schools, government, businesses, and nonprofits to enhance economic development and the quality of life for all.

Values Statement

The West Chester University community strives to attract and retain a diverse student body and faculty and staff, to provide the highest quality academic experience for its students; to offer a productive and supportive environment for its faculty, staff, and students; and to act as a highly responsive and engaged partner in its region, the nation, and the world. In so doing WCU is committed to upholding the following values: academic achievement, integrity, service, equity, collaboration, stewardship, creativity, and innovation.