Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

President’s Message

Welcome to PennWest! 


Pennsylvania Western University combines the strengths and stability of three historic institutions with a fresh, forward-thinking approach to education. Through personalized, transformative learning experiences, we are meeting the needs of today’s students and tomorrow’s world. 


Built on hundreds of years of academic excellence, PennWest’s top-notch graduate-level degree, certificate and professional certification programs offer flexible options for advanced study and professional growth - all at an incredible value.   


Our supportive community of educators inspires confidence and awakens potential, preparing graduates to think critically and tackle real-world challenges. On campus or online, you will have access to a network of student support professionals and all the resources you need to meet and exceed your academic goals. 


Classes are taught by internationally recognized faculty members who are passionate about teaching and committed to student success. Inside the classroom and beyond, PennWest faculty will help you discover your own passions through rich content, engaging discussions, one-on-one advising and relevant coursework. 


Wherever you are, we are here for you. Our three unique campuses are each nestled in a picturesque, vibrant town. You can choose a riverside, lakeside or forested setting or access our top-notch programs anywhere through PennWest Global Online. 


Online courses are supported by state-of-the-art instructional design services and the latest online learning technologies to ensure you receive the same high-quality instruction offered at our brick-and-mortar campuses. 


Whether you are looking to start or complete a graduate degree, earn advanced credits, or gain specific credentials or certificates to give you an edge in the workplace, we are here to help you create the life you envision. 


At PennWest, opportunities are boundless. And the future is yours to define. 




R. Lorraine Bernotsky, D.Phil. 

Acting President