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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Geography and Planning

West Chester, PA

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Geography and Planning is located in West Chester, PA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Geographic information systems
Master of Science (MS) Geography
(Certificate) Urban and regional planning
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) Geography and planning

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Other Advanced Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 48 credits: 27 credits required, 21 credits electives (for MURP); 33 credits or 11 courses (for MS); thesis or independent research course
Other Advanced Degrees 12 credits or 4 courses (for geographic information systems); 18 credits or 6 courses (for urban and regional planning)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17
Applied
16
Accepted
11
Enrolled
94%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.8, resume, two letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.8, resume, two letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

20
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
50%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 5%
White or Caucasian 95%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (45%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sustainability and environmental conservation, land use/suburban planning, geographic information systems, transportation planning, housing, economic development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Dottie Ives Dewey
Chair/Graduate Coordinator for Certificate Programs
Email: divesdewey@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-2746
Fax: 610-436-2889