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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Public Policy and Administration

West Chester, PA

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Public Policy and Administration is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Non profit administration
Diploma in Public Administration (DPA) Public policy and administration
(Certificate) Administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public policy and administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Nonprofit administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Capstone project
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Capstone project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

117
Applied
101
Accepted
67
Enrolled
86%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of professional goals, resume, two letters of reference, academic transcripts
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of reference, academic transcripts, professional writing sample, statement of professional goals, resume

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

218
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.05%
Black or African American 30.73%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.38%
Unknown 0.46%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Public policy, economic development, research methodology, public administration, nonprofit administration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Jeremy Phillips
Department Chair/Director of DPA Program
Email: jphillips@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-2016

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