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Graduate Catalog 2018-19 
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Graduate College

Graduate College

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Susan Stapleton

Christine Byrd-Jacobs
Associate Dean

Michael Harnar

Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation

The Graduate College offers a wide variety of programs leading to the master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

An Accelerated Graduate Degree Program (AGDP) allows eligible WMU students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in less time because the student may begin taking graduate courses while still an undergraduate. During their senior year of their undergraduate careers, students in the accelerated program may substitute up to 12 credit hours of graduate course work for undergraduate course work. Once they enter graduate school, they’re able to quickly move through their master’s degree (or Au.D.) requirements because they’ve already taken several graduate classes. Accelerated degrees are offered for the following master’s programs: Aerospace Engineering; Biological Sciences (MA); Biological Sciences (MS); Blindness and Low Vision Studies - Orientation and Mobility; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Communication; Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Earth Science; Economics, Applied; Electrical Engineering; Family and Consumer Sciences; Hispanic Studies; Industrial Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Music; Paper and Printing Science; Sociology; Statistics; Vision Rehabilitation Therapy; Workforce Education and Development; Youth and Community Development. The Au.D. in Audiology is also offered as an accelerated program.

The Master of Arts is awarded in the following programs: Anthropology; Art Education; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Coaching Sport Performance; Communication; Comparative Religion; Counseling Psychology; Counselor Education; Earth Science; Economics, Applied; Educational and Instructional Technology; Educational Foundations; Educational Leadership; English; Evaluation, Measurement, and Research; Family and Consumer Sciences; Hispanic Studies; History; Literacy Studies; Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Medieval Studies; Music; Organizational Change Leadership; Orientation and Mobility; Philosophy; Physical Education; Physics; Political Science; Practice of Teaching; Psychology; Science Education; Sociology; Speech Pathology and Audiology; Special Education; Special Education and Orientation and Mobility; Speech; Spirituality, Culture and Health; Sport Management; Teaching; Teaching Children With Visual Impairments and/or Orientation and Mobility; Teaching Chinese as a Second Language; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; Workforce Education, Development, and Leadership; Youth and Community Development; and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.

The University also offers the Master of Science in the following areas: Accountancy; Aerospace Engineering; Applied and Computational Mathematics; Athletic Training; Biological Sciences; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Data Science; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Management; Exercise Physiology; Geography; Geosciences; Industrial Engineering; Information Security; Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Paper and Printing Science; Physician Assistant; Supply Chain Management; and Statistics.

Other master’s degrees include Social Work (MSW); International Development Administration (MIDA); Public Administration (MPA); Business Administration (MBA); Music Composition (MM); Music Conducting (MM); Music Education (MM); Music Performance (MM); Music Therapy (MM); Creative Writing (MFA); and Public Health (MPH).

In addition:

The Specialist in Education is offered in Educational Leadership.

The Doctor of Education is offered in Special Education.

The Doctor of Audiology is offered in Audiology.

Joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degrees are offered in partnership with the WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

The WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine offers an M.D. Degree.

The Doctor of Philosophy is offered in Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Counseling Psychology; Counselor Education; Economics, Applied; Education and Human Development; Educational Leadership; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering and Applied Sciences; English; Evaluation (Interdisciplinary); Evaluation, Measurement, and Research; Geosciences; History; Industrial Engineering; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences; Interdisciplinary Studies; Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Mechanical Engineering; Paper and Printing Science; Physical Therapy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Administration; Science Education; Sociology; Spanish; Special Education; and Statistics.

Graduate certificate programs are offered in the following areas: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Applied Hydrology; Applied Statistics-Interdisciplinary, Biostatistics; Cultural and Environmental Heritage Management; Early Childhood Special Education; Educational and Instructional Technology; Educational Leadership-School Administrator: Central Office Endorsement; English as a Second Language; Ethnohistory; Geographic Information Science; Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Gerontology; Higher Education and Student Affairs; History; History of Monastic Movements; Holistic Approaches to Enhance Living; Holistic Approaches to Mindfulness; Holistic Approaches to Spirituality and Healing; Holistic Approaches to  to Stress Management; Information Security; Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness; Kinship Care Families; Learning for Sustainability; Low Vision Rehabilitation for the Occupational Therapist; Music Performance; Professional Workforce Educator; Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS); Spirituality, Culture and Health; Supply Chain Management; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Applications in Geological and Environmental Sciences; and Youth and Community Development.

Please refer to other sections of 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.

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