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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mission & Vision Statements


Pennsylvania Western University empowers students to build meaningful lives through a broad array of nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, career-focused learning and an unwavering focus on student success. A regional comprehensive university, PennWest provides accessible, high value higher education on its three premier residential campuses in western Pennsylvania and its virtual campus. June 2, 2022

PennWest Way

  • We offer Education Your Way
  • We are Student Ready
  • We are Western PA
  • We advocate for all members of our community
  • We empower and invest in our people and culture

Strategic Focus Areas

  • Academic Innovation and Excellence
  • Affordability,
  • Career Readiness
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Enrollment Growth
  • Fiscal Sustainability & Efficiency
  • Student Success

PennWest California - PennWest Clarion - PennWest Edinboro

At PennWest, you can choose from three unique campuses, each nestled in a picturesque, vibrant town. Choose a lakeside community or one sprawling along a river’s bend.

Although each campus is distinctly different, they share a common goal of offering you the best educational and life experience, both in and out of the classroom.

As a PennWest student, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses from professors at each campus. You will also enjoy robust shared student support programs and resources, clubs and organizations, athletics, intramurals and so much more. See what each of our campuses has to offer you.

PennWest Global Online

PennWest Global Online program is designed to help you get to where you want to be, from wherever you are. Faculty from California, Clarion and Edinboro campuses- not teaching assistants-lead you every step of the way.

They make sure your degree is just as high-quality and valuable as the ones from our brick-and-mortar schools.

That same support, mentorship and advising extends outside the “classroom” to help you reach your goals.

And with our Graduate Programs and opportunities for advanced certifications, we can help you continue to grow throughout your career.