WCU Mission Statement


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Graduate School Mission Statement

Quality graduate education and active scholarship constitute the central mission of the Graduate School.  We provide services and resources to promote an engaged and diverse community of scholarship.  The Graduate School will advocate for graduate students, faculty, and programs to benefit the scholarly activities within the university and the region.

read our Strategic Plan (2013-2017) (PDF)

Activities coordinated by our office include:

  • Recruitment of prospective students

  • Collection and processing of applications

  • Coordination of the admission process with academic programs

  • Assisting students with academic policy, course registration, and course withdrawal

  • Coordination and allocation of graduate scholarships and tuition waivers

  • Processing and assignment of graduate assistantships to graduate programs and campus units

  • Monitoring residency status

  • Monitoring academic eligibility

  • Coordination of Graduate Student Association

  • Processing of graduate faculty applications

  • Reviewing theses/dissertations for formatting

  • Processing applications for graduation

  • Working with the Graduate Council to approve new/revised graduate programs, curricula, and policy


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