May 22, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Catalog 2020-21

Welcome to the Graduate Catalog 

The online catalog management system (acalogTM) contains a number of features to assist you, including advanced search options, intuitive navigation, and a personal portfolio to store favorite programs and courses. Whether you are a prospective student or already enrolled at Western Michigan University, the online catalog is a powerful tool to help you quickly locate undergraduate programs and courses. Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every semester. It is important to visit your academic advisor on a regular basis to stay on track to graduate. Links to additional information can be found in the left navigation menu.

Purpose of the Catalog

The WMU Catalog is the official source of the University’s academic programs, courses, and academic procedures. University Policies can be found online at The catalog should be used as a guide, in conjunction with your academic advisor, to plan a course of study and to meet requirements for graduation.

PDF version

A searchable and printer-friendly version of the Graduate Catalog is now available using Adobe Reader. You may obtain the reader by clicking the Adobe icon below.

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2006 – current Graduate Catalogs can be selected by clicking the drop-down arrow located in the upper right corner. Choose the appropriate catalog and wait for your screen to refresh.

My Portfolio 

Use the My Portfolio link to track programs and course information that is important to you. Add content to your personal portfolio by clicking the “Add to Portfolio” star icon, and retrieve your saved preferences by clicking the My Portfolio link in the left navigation menu.


The provisions of this catalog, any other catalog, policy, rules, codes, guidelines, or information issued by the University (collectively “requirements”) shall not be considered to be a contractual or otherwise binding obligation of the University. Changes in administration and instruction may be made after the publication date of this catalog. The University reserves the right to withdraw, revoke, and/or cancel an admission decision for any reason, and at any time, it deems warranted. This right shall also apply in instances when the University acquires information about an applicant or student after an admission decision is made. The University reserves the right to change, delete, or add to requirements, procedures, and/or other provisions at any time without prior notice. Such changes may include, but not be limited to, modification or discontinuance of programs, as well as modifications or discontinuance of specific courses. In the event such action is taken, students affected will be advised by their units of the options available to them to complete their degrees. The University will assist students in finding alternate ways to complete programs or course work. The University further reserves all rights regarding dismissals, suspensions, withdrawals, denials of requests or applications, cancellations or revocations of admissions, impositions of holds on records of students, and other administrative decisions, at all times.

Western Michigan University retains the right to rescind any WMU degree obtained improperly, including but not limited to, as a result of misrepresentations, incomplete or false information, and/or in violation of University requirements. Before making any final decision to rescind a degree, however, the University will afford the student an opportunity to be heard in accordance with University requirements in effect at the time of the discovery of the alleged offense.

Becoming a student at Western Michigan University signifies the student’s agreement to comply with all requirements of the University whenever approved.

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Current information about the university can also be found at:

The Western Michigan University Homepage
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Registrar’s Office

Non-Discrimination Policy 

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law, or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment, University facility access, or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status.