Western Michigan University - Master's Degree

WMU is a large research university which offers 140 undergraduate degree programs, 67 master's degree programs, 29 doctoral programs, and one specialist degree program. The Haworth College of Business is one of the university's seven degree-granting programs.

  • Average Tuition USD 38,138

School Description

Formerly known as Western State Formal School, WMU was renamed several times until Governor G. Mennen Williams signed into law a bill making Western Michigan College the state's fourth public university. Notable alumni include U.S. representative Mark D. Siljander, as well as Michigan politician Scott Boman. Celebrities include Jason Babin of the New York Jets, actor and comedian Tim Allen, and opera singer Susan B. Anthony.

Master Programs

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 71,118 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Applied Economics

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

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    Athletic Training

    USD 33,964 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Biological Science

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 71,118 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemical Engineering

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Civil Engineering

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Communication

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Computer Engineering

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Engineering Management

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; safety and health issues; and environmental program management.

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    English

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    History

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Industrial Engineering

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical sciences; social sciences; engineering analysis; systems design; computer applications; and evaluation methodology.

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    Law

    USD 71,348 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

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    Mathematics

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Medicine

    USD 71,348 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

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    Music

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Nursing

    USD 71,348 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Occupational Therapy

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

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    Physics

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Political Science

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Social Work

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Sociology

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Spanish

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Sports Management

    USD 33,964 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation leadership.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Statistics

    USD 69,540 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

  • 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA

    Teaching

    USD 33,964 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 206
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 470
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 576

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 450
  • Minimum ACT 19

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    In 1907, the Western State Normal Railroad was established to carry students and staff up and down the hill via a funicular.

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          • Testimony
            2015-2015, Applied Economics

            "A great experience, it has polished concepts of my field brilliantly. It has well-prepared faculty with an overall supportive attitude towards students pursuing educational success . . ."

          • Testimony
            1997-2002, Applied Mathematics

            "As a student at WMU I was able to get an education that has carried me through my life. It is an education that required work but it was well worth the time. I have great memories and life long friends plus I have a job I love that would not have been possible without Western."

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            1988-1990, Engineering/Industrial Management

            "Western Michigan gave me the opportunity to become a well rounded Engineering Sales professional. I finished with a 4 year degree in Production Technology which was designed to add core skills of Engineering Management to my existing skill-set which was Tool Design. Having a solid foundation and understanding of how to think critically and to always be open to lifelong learning is what my post secondary education At WMU provided for me."