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.

Undergraduate non-profit minor

Undergraduate students should contact the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Master of Public Administration

Lansing appointments are handled through the Lansing Community College University Center at (517) 913-5587.

  • Dr. Robert Peters
    Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. – by appointment only
    Saturdays (1/13, 2/3, 2/24 and 4/14) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – by appointment only

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

  • Dr. Matthew Mingus
    Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m.
    Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – by appointment only
  • Dr. Udaya Wagle
    Wednesday – 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.