Graduate

Graduate

Graduate Required

  Bachelor of Arts

BACHELOR OF ARTS

To graduate with the Bachelor of Art degree the student must:

  1. Complete all required course units for the degree and course work with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Complete the required general education, Bible, theology, ministry, Christian service, and major requirements.
  3. Demonstrate the development of Christian character as evidenced by the Christian Service and Student Life departments.
  4. Complete the last 90 hours of coursework at WCU.
  5. Make application for the degree, fulfill all financial obligations to the school, and participate in graduation ceremonies.
  6. Settled all financial obligation to the University.

  Bachelor of Science

BACHELOR OF SCIENCES

To graduate with the Bachelor of Science degree the student must:

  1. Complete all required course units for the degree and course work with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Complete the required general education, Bible, theology, ministry, Christian service, and major requirements.
  3. Demonstrate the development of Christian character as evidenced by the Christian Service and Student Life departments.
  4. Complete the last 90 hours of coursework at WCU.
  5. Make application for the degree, fulfill all financial obligations to the school, and participate in graduation ceremonies.
  6. Settled all financial obligation to the University.

  Master of Arts

MASTER OF ARTS

A candidate for the MAR Degree shall have:

  1. Successfully completed an approved A. program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, while having received no more than two (2) letter grades of less than a B or two grades of B-, C+, or C.
  2. Successfully completed either the integrative seminar, field education, thesis/or project
  3. Filed all the necessary graduation forms in accordance with the timetable provided by MA degree.
  4. Settled all financial obligations to the University.  Credit Hour Requirements the M.A. degree requires a minimum of 96 credit hours of graduate course work (3 years). Students may receive a maximum of six (6) credit hours for completion.       
Certificate

  Graduate Certificate in Analysis

Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis

The certificate in Public Policy Analysis from WCU of Public Affairs provides students with a fundamental understanding of critical tools for effective policy analysis, including formal program evaluation, benefit-cost analysis, and multivariate regression. The program combines knowledge of essential administrative functions with the skills necessary to conduct actual studies, including assessment of the need for government intervention and how to conduct research on behalf of the public at large.

A graduate certificate from the WCU of Public Affairs is a symbol of professional achievement widely recognized by government and corporate employers, as well as nonprofit agencies and international organizations. Classes are offered every spring, summer, and fall. This certificate program requires 48 hours of approved graduate-level course work.

Certificate Requirements

This certificate requires 48 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 6 credit hours at or above the 400-level. Students may test out of Methods of Problem Solving I (PAD-401), which would reduce their course requirement from 18 to 15 credits.

If you choose to continue your studies toward a degree, you may transfer up to 12 credit hours as long as you indicate your plans before the 12-credit threshold in the certificate program. You also may apply up to 3 hours earned at an accredited college or university as transfer credit toward a certificate.

Students must complete the coursework with grades of C or better in each certificate course. Grades lower than C are not accepted toward the fulfillment of requirements, although they will be included in the GPA calculation. Overall, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in certificate courses in order to be awarded the certificate.

To continue your eligibility, you must take at least 6 credit hours during each 12-month period, and complete the certificate within four years. International students are required to enroll in 9 credit hours each semester, except for summer.

For more information, please contact the WCU  Admissions Office at 213-293-1771 or info@wcuniversity.edu