The Graduate College offers a wide variety of programs leading to the master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.
The Master of Arts is awarded in the following programs within the College of Education and Human Development: Career and Technical Education; Counseling Psychology; Counselor Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Technology; Evaluation, Measurement, and Research; Family and Consumer Sciences; Human Resources Development; Literacy Studies; Physical Education; Practice of Teaching; Socio-Cultural Studies of Education; Special Education; and Teaching Children Who Are Visually Impaired.
A number of other programs at Western also lead to the Master of Arts: Anthropology; Applied Economics; Art Education; Communication; Comparative Religion; Criminology, Law and Public Policy; Earth Science; English; Geography; History; Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Medieval Studies; Music; Orientation and Mobility for Children; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Science Education; Sociology; Spanish; Special Education and Orientation and Mobility; Speech Pathology and Audiology; and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy. Accelerated combined bachelor’s/master’s programs leading to the Master of Arts are offered in Communication and Music.
The University also offers the Master of Science in Accountancy, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical), Engineering Management, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Geosciences, Manufacturing Engineering, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering, Physician Assistant, and Statistics, as well as the Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts (in Creative Writing), Master of International Development Administration, Master of Music, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Social Work. Accelerated combined bachelor’s/master’s programs are offered in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In addition, a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration are offered in partnership with the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
The Specialist in Education is offered in Educational Leadership.
The Doctor of Education is offered in Special Education, and the Doctor of Audiology is also offered.
The Doctor of Philosophy is offered in Applied Economics; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Collegiate Math Education; Computer Science; Counseling Psychology; Counselor Education; Educational Leadership; Electrical and Computer Engineering; English; Evaluation (Interdisciplinary); Evaluation, Measurement, and Research; Geosciences; History; Industrial Engineering; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences; Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Mechanical Engineering; Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Administration; Science Education; Sociology; Spanish; and Statistics.
Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for further information on these programs, as well as on admission and graduation requirements. Or visit the Graduate College website http://www.wmich.edu/grad.