Important Update: COVID-19

West Chester University continues to be proactive in its response to combat COVID-19 and is taking every precaution possible to ensure the health and safety of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to its campus. The Graduate School's hours of remote operation will be 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday. While we encourage contacting The Graduate School remotely for service to maintain social distance, McKelvie Hall will be open with limited staffing during the following times: 8am-12pm, and 2pm-4pm, Monday through Thursday. Please note that wearing a mask is required for service in person. All campus tours will be given virtually during the fall semester.

If you or your family are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are unable to pay your admission deposit, please email

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Vanessa Kahen Johnson Headshot Vanessa Kahen Johnson, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the Graduate School

The Graduate School at West Chester University is unequivocal in its belief in the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity; we believe that Black lives matter. Dedicated to upholding and promoting these values, we stand united against racism and social injustice by working to intentionally address issues of systematic racism, oppression, social injustice, and inequity in all aspects of our work with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

As scholars, we are committed to promoting engagement in research, scholarship, and outreach that educates and addresses social inequities. We are committed to fostering a learning environment that engages and supports individuals from historically underrepresented groups in higher education and marginalized in society at large. We pledge to continually assess and improve our efforts to integrate the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity into the education and experience of all graduate students at West Chester University.

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