Location and Advising


The undergraduate and M.P.A. programs are offered on main campus in Kalamazoo while the M.P.A. can be completed entirely online if desired. SPAA offices are at Friedmann Hall 3302.


Pre-application and Post-acceptance advising are important to your success at Western Michigan University. For current students, if you foresee the need for a leave of absence, to extend your time to complete the degree, or to discuss strategies for academic or career success, please see an advisor.

Undergraduate programs

Major and/or minor declarations - Contact the College of Arts and Sciences advising office at (269) 387-4366. In-depth questions and student program planning are handled through School of Public Affairs and Administration.

  • Dr. Vickie Edwards
    By appointment, virtual or In-person. Please email vickie.edwards@wmich.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Master of Public Administration (regular or accelerated)

Newly admitted students in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Western Michigan University need to speak with an advisor before starting a program so that all their questions can be answered and a customized program plan developed.

  • Dr. Matthew Mingus
    By appointment, virtual or In-person. Please email matthew.mingus@wmich.edu to schedule an appointment.