Graduate Admissions

  • Walwood Hall in East Campus

    Walwood Hall: Home of the Graduate College

    Walwood Hall holds administration offices and is located in WMU's East Campus along Oakland Dr.

Western Michigan University offers world class graduate programs and faculty focused on learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally-engaged education. 

WMU combines the resources of a major research university with the personal attention and friendly atmosphere often found at a small college. Faculty members have been trained at the world’s leading universities and bring a global perspective to the classroom. A majority of these scholars have a passion for research as well as teaching. They not only share their cutting-edge work in the classroom, but also welcome graduate students into their research laboratories and creative studios.

The University offers 102 nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines, including 71 master’s programs, one specialist program, 30 doctoral programs, and 10 graduate certificates.  

U.S. News & World Report (2014) ranks 16 of WMU’s graduate programs among the top 200 in the nation, and five of these are among the top 50. Numerous other programs are highly ranked by various professional organizations and societies.

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