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. coursework is available online with each course including six three-hour synchronous meetings over evenings or weekends.

Advising

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.

  • 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 Online advising

  • 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.