Advising

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 non-profit minor

Undergraduate students appointments are handled through School of Public Affairs and Administration at (269) 387-8930

  • Dr. Vickie Edwards (not available between June 20 and June 29)
    Monday and Friday, 1  to 5 p.m. - by appointment only

Master of Public Administration

Lansing appointments are handled through Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, room 803. Call (517) 913-5587 to make an appointment.

  • Dr. Robert Peters (Available by email only between June 6 and July 22)
    Wednesday, noon to 5:30 p.m. – by appointment only

Kalamazoo appointments are handled through the School of Public Affairs and Administration at (269) 387-8930.

  • Dr. Matthew Mingus – Advising via email only during Summer sessions at matthew.mingus@wmich.edu
  • Dr. Gene McKay (from June 18 through July 18)
    Monday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. – by appointment only
    Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – by appointment only
  • Dr. Udaya Wagle (not available between June 14 and July 23)
    Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.– by appointment only
    Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. - 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.