Locations and Advising


The undergraduate, M.P.A. and Ph.D. programs are offered on main campus in Kalamazoo. In addition, the M.P.A. coursework is available online with each course including six three-hour synchronous meetings over evenings or weekends.


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.

Master of Public Administration

Kalamazoo and Online advising

  • Dr. Matthew Mingus
    In-person or via telephone, available by appointment- email matthew.mingus@wmich.edu; Walk-ins welcome on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon

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. Matthew Mingus.