Current Student FAQs

Thank you for your interest in the MPA Program. The information that follows has been prepared to address questions frequently asked by current students in the MPA Program. If you have additional questions,

please email us

or call 610-436-2438.

As a student in another program, may I take MPA courses?

Absolutely! Students majoring in other graduate degree programs may, under advisement, enroll in MPA courses. Approval is needed both from the student's advisor and the MPA director. Class priority is given to MPA degree and certificate students.

What courses are required for each program plan?

For all inquiries regarding program plans, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

How do I register for classes?

Once you activate your account and initiate your password, you will be able to register for your classes through MyWCU. For in-depth instructions, please visit the Registrar's webpage.

How often are the courses offered in the MPA program?

All Public Administration (PPA) core courses (PPA500 through PPA506 plus the capstone) are offered every academic year and some in the summer. The schedule for electives varies, but most are offered at least once a year. If you are seeking to graduate with a specific concentration degree or a certificate, it is suggested that you work with your advisor to map out your curriculum so that you meet your expected graduation date. The same applies if you aim to enroll in all online or in-class courses, as we try to best accommodate our students by alternating class delivery methods.

Can I substitute courses from another concentration for those required in my concentration?

Possibly, but this is decided on a case-by-case basis and should be discussed with your advisor.