Graduate Students

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Thank you for your interest in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at Western Michigan University! We are excited to assist you throughout your graduate school search process. Follow the steps below to get started on your journey with WMU.

International students, start here.

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      Find your program
      Learn about the graduate programs we offer, and find one that’s right for you! View our list of graduate certificate, masters, specialist and doctoral offerings to explore your program’s website.


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      Request more information
      Once you have found your desired program, contact the faculty coordinator listed on the program webpage for more information.


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      Like and follow us for updates on deadlines and scholarships, student and faculty stories, campus events, giveaways and more!


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      Apply to WMU
      Visit the Office of Admissions page to apply to WMU or check your application status.

      Please note, many graduate programs have additional application requirements specific to each program. View the individual program page for application instructions.


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      Apply for scholarships
      WMU has multiple areas where you can apply for scholarships. You must have completed your application to WMU by the scholarship deadline to be considered.


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      Learn about assistantships
      Often at WMU, departments manage the assistantships for their individual programs. Assistantship tuition coverage, stipend, benefits and availability vary by year and by posting.

      For information about assistantships specific to your program, contact the program coordinator.


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      Schedule a tour
      Interested in visiting campus? Sign up for a campus tour with the WMU Graduate College. For any other assistance setting up a visit, contact Valerie Horwath, Manager of Recruitment and Outreach.


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      Finalize admissions requirements
      Complete your remaining steps for your program, potentially including interview days, assistantship interviews, sending final transcripts or test scores, completing financial aid requirements and more. Contact the WMU Graduate College with any remaining questions.


  • Questions?
    If you have any remaining questions not answered above, please contact Tayler Boelk, Manager of Graduate Recruitment and Retention.