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Business and Public Management Center
5th Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2948
Fax: 610-436-2189
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu


Distance Education Support
Phone: 610-436-3373
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu

Online Masters Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program

The MBA Online Program follows a Comprehensive Curriculum model in which students are exposed to a wide-range of business issues. The Comprehensive Curriculum is intended to prepare students with the knowledge and skill sets to manage and lead across nearly any industry and business situation. West Chester University's Master of Business Administration Program offers three graduate level certificates in Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, and Project Management that may be taken as part of the MBA program, or independently. For more information about these certificates, please visit the program website. Tuition and fees for the WCU MBA program are among the lowest in the Philadelphia area.

For further program information contact Brian J. Halsey, MBA Program Director, at MBA@wcupa.edu.

Master of Public Administration (MPA) Online Program

The MPA Online Program, an advanced practice degree, is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to enhance the field of public service through positions both inside and outside of government in the nonprofit and even private sector, e.g., as consultants to governmental organizations or as governmental service providers. This program plan is designed for individuals with professional work experience who desire to enhance their administrative and public management skills as well as pre-service students who do not have professional experience. Students can pursue this option concurrently with a graduate certificate such as Urban and Regional Planning. This program is offered either online or blended (a mixture of online and face-to-face courses).

For further program information contact Dr. Allison Turner, Graduate Program Coordinator, at ATurner@wcupa.edu.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education Online Program

The M.Ed. in Special Education Online Program is open to anyone with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4 year degree granting institution with a final GPA of 3.0 or higher. In keeping with the purpose of teacher education at West Chester University, the prime mission of the master of education program in special education is to prepare advanced-level teachers who can synthesize and apply self-awareness and general knowledge of (a) foundations of the study of disability, (b) the learner with disabilities, (c) appropriate content for the learner with disabilities, and (d) effective classroom pedagogy.

For further program information contact Dr. Vicki McGinley, Graduate Program Coordinator, at VMcGinley@wcupa.edu.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education Online Program

The M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education Online Program, an advanced degree program, is designed to prepare individuals for leadership positions in the field as master teachers, administrators, and advocates for young children and their families. Developed according to the 2009 NAEYC Advanced Program Standards, the coursework and clinical experiences in the graduate program provide individuals with the breadth and depth of knowledge they need in order to become effective early childhood leaders. The program has two tracks: Accomplished Teachers and Program Administrators.

For further program information contact Dr. Catherine Prudhoe, M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education Coordinator, at CPrudhoe@wcupa.edu.

Master of Science (MS) in Community Nutrition

The MS in Community Nutrition is a research-focused program for those seeking an advanced degree in community nutrition. The MS promotes nutritional health and disease prevention in communities with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. The curriculum (33 credits) is offered in an online format and includes courses representing nutrition science, applied nutrition, and research techniques. The program culminates with a capstone paper.

For further program information contact Dr. Mary Beth Gilboy at MGilboy@wcupa.edu.

Master of Science (MS) in Human Resource Management

The MS in Human Resource Management is a 30-credit online program that prepares students to advance in the Human Resource profession at the highest levels. It trains students in all facets of Human Resource Management across industries and organizational types.