Prospective Students FAQs

Why should I Choose Webster University?

Webster University is an established leader when it comes to higher education for the military. We offer discounted military tuition rates, transfer credit for Professional Military Education, blended online learning with traditional classroom settings and provide an education respected around the world. It’s a program designed to fit your military lifestyle. Our truly global university is growing in international significance with campus locations on 4 continents, 8 countries and 60 cities - and we remain 1 University dedicated to transforming students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Can I take classes on Luke Air Force Base, if I’m not in the Military?

YES, All our programs are completely open and available to the Public.
We will help you get a term by term base pass once enrolled and can arrange short term passes for visits to our office as well.   AND we offer in-person video Skype Advising with our Academic Advisor. You can connect with us on this FREE software and have your questions answered just as if you were sitting across the desk. Just make an appointment with our advisor, Pamela Unternaehrer – Advisor, punternaehrer19@webster.edu; 623-536-6880. And see the Use Skype for Video Advising section below for more detail.

How do I apply?

It’s easy and convenient.

  1. Go to Webster.edu/luke
  2. Click on Apply Now (create a login) –on the left table of contents
  3. Click on Apply for Admission
  4. Create a Login
  5. Complete the Application for Admission form on line
  6. Pay the non-refundable application fee ($50.00 for graduate)
  7. Send Official transcripts from all colleges or universities and other post-secondary institutions attended

How do I enroll?

  1. Make an appointment with the Webster academic advisor at Luke by call 623-536-6880.
  2. Apply for Tuition Assistance. When approved, forward a copy to Webster University office at Luke AFB.
  3. Pay your portion of the tuition.
  4. Download the syllabi for your classes and order your textbooks (rent ebooks), order paper copies from the WU Bookstore or MBS Direct is the Book ordering resource.

It’s that simple- - no waiting, no long lines, no hassle. We make convenient to fit your lifestyle.

What are the application requirements?

  1. Complete the Application for Admission form on line
  2. Pay the non-refundable application fee ($50.00 for graduate)
  3. Send Official transcripts from all colleges or universities and other post-secondary institutions attended

When should I apply?

There are 5 terms a year each lasting 9 weeks. You can apply at any time and get started as soon as the next term begins.

When do terms start?

Spring 1 2014      Jan 6    - Mar 7
Spring 2 2014      Mar 17 -   May 16
Summer 2014      Jun 3  - Jul 26
Fall 1 2014          Aug 18 - Oct 17
Fall 2 2014          Oct 20  - Dec 19
Spring 1 2015      Jan 5     - Mar 6
Spring 2 2015      Mar 16 - May 15

Are there Advisors I can sit down with and go over my schedule?

Yes, personalized advising is given by our advisors to help you tailor an academic program and schedule that meet your career objectives and allow for timely completion of your degree. Advising is available in-person, online and over the phone. Once you’ve been accepted, class registration is easy and convenient.

Is there a due date for getting official transcripts in?

Yes, Official Transcripts are due by the end of the first9 week term. If not received, your account will be placed on Academic Hold. Please mail to Main Campus:

Webster University
Office of Admissions
470 E. Lockwood Avenue.
St. Louis, MO 63119

When can I start the Master of Business Administration, or other Masters in Management Programs?

Our Program scheduling is very flexible. You can start any term.  There are 5 nine week terms each year.

Will my credits be accepted from other schools?

Yes, credits are accepted on the basis of the accreditation of the transferring school and assessment of the level and equivalence to courses in the Master’s Degree program you select.

Can I get college credit for military training courses?

Courses need to be reviewed by the Registrar for acceptance as credit for graduate degree completion requirements. There are some standing articulation agreements in place for military.

I completed college coursework a long time ago. Will any of those credits still count?

Normally, there is 5 year window of time for courses to be accepted as current learning for use as transfer credit into the Webster master’s programs.

How long will it take me to get my MBA or other Masters in Management degree?

You can complete your program in a few as 15 months, if you take at least 2 courses a term. 10 courses per year maximum.

I am just beginning to consider getting a Masters’ Degree in Management and really don't know where to start.

We recommend that you start by looking at several factors. Here are several factors to consider: curriculum, class size, flexibility of class schedules, location, cost and faculty should all be considered.

How many students are in the Master’s Program classes? 

There are as few as 5 and no more than 18 students in a class. This facilitates for the highest level of interaction allowing students to gain insights from both the faculty and fellow students.

Can you provide an overview of the Master’s programs you offer in the classroom at Luke?

Click on the name for all the program details.

Click on the name for all the program details.

What about On-Line WU Degree Programs, if I need to take some classes On-Line?
Click on the degree program name for all the details.

College of Arts & Sciences

School of Education

School of Business & Technology (in bold Graduate Programs offered at Luke)

School of Communications

Can you describe the average Graduate Management Program student?

Webster at Luke Air Force Base serves the Public: Non-military, Military, Dependents, DoD Employees students… adult learners just like you.

Can I take an MBA Emphasis?

Yes, MBA Emphases in the following areas are available (some in class and others online):

Where is Webster University on Luke air Force Base?

Office Hours Monday – Thursday; 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Friday; 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Office Address – 7383 N. Litchfield Road, Luke AFB, AZ 85309
We are located in the 56th Support Center building on the 3rd floor, Office 3147

See the map on http://Webster.edu/luke.

Use Skype for Video Advising

SkypeWebster Uses Skype for Video Advising Conferences with interested students. Just follow these step-by-step instructions and you can have convenient, immediate access to a Webster Advisor at Luke Air Force Base. Skype is a free download. Use the link in step 1.

  1. Download the Type: PC, Tablet, Mobile, etc. and the Version: Mac, Windows 7, etc. and SAVE to your device http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/
  2. Run Setup file and Test System for Sound, Voice and Video
  3. Register and Create a SKYPE Login Name and Password
  4. Login with your SKYPE Login Name and Password

Call our advisor and set an appointment to connect for Skype for Video Advising. 623-536-6880.

What does it cost to attend?

Public
2014-15 Academic Year
Per credit hour
On-line: $735
In-class: $545

Military (Active Duty Military, Reserve, Guard and First Responders)
On-line: $470
In-Class: $340
In-Class - Military Affiliated: $490**

 

** Federal and contract employees of the installation, and dependents of active duty military, reserve and guard also qualify for a reduced tuition rate in on-base, in-class courses On-line classes are at the Public rate.

Total for Master’s Programs for the Public at Luke = $19,620; if all online = $26,460.
Total for Master’s Programs with Military Discount at Luke = $12,240; if all online = $16,920.
Total for Master’s Programs with Military Affiliated at Luke = $17,640; if all online = $26,460.

Who are Webster’s faculty? We are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

We hire experienced men and women who are professional practitioners and hold advanced degrees in their fields and have substantial work experience to bring into the classroom that makes your learning applied, practical and relevant. They provide real world answers to real world problems.

How much financial support can I get?

The amount of financial aid depends on your status and need. We offer Veterans Assistance, Tuition Assistance and FAFSA financial aid options. Webster does not issue FA or VA checks. The federal government does. Contact the VA or your FA Guidance Counselor at Main Campus in St. Louis, 800-983-4623. If you do not know your FA counselor; call Veteran’s Administration, 888-442-4551.

Airmen can apply for TA through the Air Force Virtual Education Center on the Air Force Portal. Once approved, send a copy of the approved TA form to Webster University.

Do I have to take more math?

There are no direct preprogram math course requirements for any of the 6 Master’s Degree Programs in Business.

Does Webster require the GMAT or GRE exams?

No, you are not required to take an entrance exam to be admitted to the Master’s Degree programs at Webster University.

When do classes meet?

All classes meet once a week either in the evenings Monday through Thursday, 5:30-9:30pm, or on Saturday, 8-Noon.

How much time will I need to spend each week in class and on homework?

Each class meets for 4 hours per week. If you are taking 2 classes a term, you meet two evenings a week for a total of 8 hours. Homework is driven by the specific course; however, you can expect to spend 16 hours a week outside of class on homework and class preparation.

Do you offer tutoring for writing?

Yes, you can use Online writing assistance that is available to Webster University students attending classes at the extended campuses in the U.S. or across the globe, and to students enrolled in online classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center online.

Do you have a computer I can use?

We do not supply students with computers. We recommend that you purchase a laptop that you can use for your program. There are student discounts for Microsoft Office software available.

If I have trouble with a class, can I get help?

Yes, with Online Tutoring – Available for onsite extended campus students and FREE!

Contact Dana Jones (St. Louis Campus) for details 314-246-7107 danajones23@webster.edu

Classes currently available: BUSN 5000, 5200, 5600, 5760, 6070, FINC 5000 and FINC 5880.

What happens if I get deployed overseas or stationed at another base?

Full-time Webster staff are stationed at more than 50 military campuses across the country and many courses are available on-line for those bases without a campus, meaning airmen can remain enrolled in Webster from anywhere in the world.

Questions about Webster

How do I contact Webster University at Luke air Force Base?

Office Hours Monday – Thursday; 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Friday; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Office Address – 7383 N. Litchfield Road, 3147, Luke AFB, AZ 85309
Mailing Address – P.O. Box 726 Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Phone – 623.536.6880, FAX – 623.536.6882
Web --   webster.edu/luke 

Who can I contact?

Karla Stanback – Representative, karlastanback87@webster.edu
Pamela Unternaehrer – Advisor, punternaehrer19@webster.edu
Dr. Tracy A. Tripp, Director – tracytripp76@webster.edu

Where are you located?

The Luke Air Base Campus office and classrooms are both located in the 56th Support Center building on the Luke Air Force Base just inside the Lightning Gate on the 3rd floor in the Education Service Center, Office 3147. See the map on http://Webster.edu/luke.

Do I have the same privileges and resources as other Webster students?

Yes, Access to Library and Career Services are two of the most important. Extensive online library system provides instant access to global databases and text resources for up-to-minute research from home or work. Virtual Library for extended campus students.

WU Career Services empowers students to become independent job seekers and career managers by focusing on comprehensive career education. eCareer Services resource center provides you with instant access to guides, videos, trainings, and links on a variety of topics. Get the help you need at any time of day from any location!   To get started see these links Career Services helpful handoutsor eCareer Services for all the detail.

How do you learn about all the policies?

Visit for all the details: Webster Online Graduate Catalog
all policy and program information is found here. It is the student’s responsible to know policies of the university.

Tell me about Webster University's accreditation.

Webster University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and The Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for BS, BA, MBA, MA, MS and doctoral programs in the Business and Management Departments.

Tell me about the University

A global, Tier 1, private, nonprofit university

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Europe and Asia.

Transforming students

Our mission is bold, and appropriate for these times: Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Is Webster military friendly?   >> YES

Yellow Ribbon ProgramWebster University proudly participates in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' new Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program, designed to help military students avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.

Best Colleges 2013Webster University maintains a decade-long record of First-Tier Ranking in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges.

Military Friendly 2014G.I. Jobs magazine named Webster University to the Military Friendly Schools® list of the top 15% of all U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans and active-duty military pursuing an education.

Best For Vets 2013Military Times named Webster University to its “2013 Best for Vets: Colleges” list, based on a survey of more than 650 schools. The survey recognizes schools’ efforts to accommodate veterans and active-duty service members.

Advanced Military EducationAdvanced Military Education included Webster in their “2012 Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.