Newly admitted students in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Western Michigan University need to see 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 - Tuesdays - by appointment only

Master of Public Administration

Lansing appointments

  • Dr. Daniela Schroeter - by appointment only
    (contact to schedule appointments for meeting via electronic means)

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

  • Dr. Matthew MIngus
    10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.– by appointment only
  • Dr. Daniela Schroeter
    Monday, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
    – by appointment only
    or via electronic (zoom, etc)
    - email to schedule an appointment
  • Dr. Udaya Wagle – by appointment only

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.