Locations and Advising

Location

The undergraduate, M.P.A. and Ph.D. programs are offered on main campus in Kalamazoo. In addition the M.P.A. program is offered in hybrid format at the WMU Grand Rapids Downtown Regional Location with four weekend meetings per semester.

The School of Public Affairs and Administration provides you with access to advising services, computer labs and wireless Internet connectivity at both locations.

Advising

 Please note: Fall 2020 semester in-person advising will be held by appointment only on Wednesdays with appropriate social distancing measures.Go to https://wmich.edu/spaa/directory for email and phone numbers for the faculty and staff you would like to meet/speak with.

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.

Undergraduate programs

Major and/or minor declarations - Contact the College of Arts and Sciences advising office at (269) 387-4366

Major and/or minor in-depth questions and student program planning are handled through School of Public Affairs and Administration at (269) 387-8930.

  • Dr. Vickie Edwards
    By appointment only - via electronic (WebX, zoom, etc) - email vickie.edwards@wmich.edu to schedule an appointment

Master of Public Administration

Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids appointments are handled through the School of Public Affairs and Administration at (269) 387-8932.

  • Dr. Daniela Schroeter
    By appointment only - via electronic (WebX, zoom, etc) - email daniela.schroeter@wmich.edu to schedule an appointment
  • Dr. Udaya Wagle
    By appointment only - via electronic (WebX, zoom, etc) - email udaya.wagle@wmich.edu to schedule an appointment

If you foresee the need for a leave of absence, to extend your time to complete the degree, or to discuss strategies for success, please see an advisor. Graduate coursework coupled with a full-time job can be difficult.

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral students should contact Dr. Daniela Schroeter or Dr. Udaya Wagle.