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
    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
    Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. – by appointment only
    Saturdays (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.