Our on-campus, online and hybrid graduate programs are custom-fit to your goals and life.

PennWest California is dedicated to the ideals of exemplary scholarship and high standards of achievement that characterize graduate education.

Our career-focused graduate programs are on campus, 100% online and a mixture of both so every student can find a custom fit. Evening classes, accelerated programs and other options make it easy to find a program that achieves your educational goals and fits into your busy schedule.

At PennWest California, you'll receive an award-winning education from faculty who are experts in their fields. And our dedicated graduate coordinators are committed to your personal growth.

PennWest California is consistently named one of the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review.
Right Size 
With around 2,000 graduate students, PennWest California can offer both personal attention and plenty of diversity.

Career-Focused Programs

Graduate programs are an investment in your future. PennWest California promotes serious academic programs that help you become an energetic leader and thoughtful collaborator who can succeed at all stages of your career. Your graduate-level education at PennWest California can offer:

  • Career entry: Graduate programs prepare you for a new career that requires education, certification or licensure beyond the undergraduate level.
  • Career enhancement: Graduate programs let you expand your knowledge and develop advanced skills that lead to a greater understanding of your current career field.
  • Career advancement: Your graduate degree or other credentials position you for promotion within your career field.

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Top Faculty

Nearly every faculty member in the School of Graduate Studies and Research holds a doctorate or other terminal degree. These professors are dedicated teachers who are well-respected experts in their disciplines. Be sure to explore the faculty bios in your program of interest to learn more about our professors' amazing achievements.

Dedicated Support Services

PennWest California cares about you. Our graduate counselors and program coordinators are always available to provide personalized support to help you reach your goals. They will work with you until to find comprehensive answers and solutions to your questions and concerns.

Top Value

As a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, PennWest California offers exceptional value for graduate-level education, whether you choose to study on campus or 100% online. Our tuition and costs are accessible, and we offer a wealth of financial aid opportunities, including graduate assistantships with stipends.