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
  4. Students must have earned  a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university are eligible to apply for admission to Webster University’s graduate programs.
  5. The GMAT is not required.

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?

Fall 2 2014 October 20–December 19
Spring 1 2015 January 5–March 6
Spring 2 2015 March 16–May 15
Spring 2 2015 June 1–July 31

 

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, use Skype video conferencing (is easy and as close to in-person as there is) and over the phone.  Once you’ve been accepted, we make class registration easy and convenient.  They are here to guide you through your Webster graduate program with clear roadmaps and advice to assist you every step of the way.

Is there a due date for getting official transcripts in?

Yes, Official Transcripts are due by the end of the first 9 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? (Transfer Credit)

Yes, Transfer Credits may be granted for graduate-level university course work from other accredited institutions upon evaluation and approval. Candidates may transfer up to 9 credit-hours (equivalent to 3 courses) into an MBA program and up to 12 credit-hours (equivalent to 4 courses) into an MA program.

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 advance course training programs

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 describe the average Graduate Management Program student?

Webster at Luke Air Force Base serves the Public: Non-military, active Military (including Reservists and National Guard), Dependents, DoD Employees.  In other words, students… adult learners just like you.

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.

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 I take an MBA Emphasis?

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

SEQUENTIAL Masters Degrees

A student who has earned an MA, MBA or MS from Webster University or another regionally accredited college or university (or its international equivalent) may earn a sequential MA, MBA or MS in another major. The sequential master's degree requires completion of all the required courses in the declared major in addition to any required prerequisite courses. 

Any student holding an MA or MBA from an accredited, recognized university may earn a sequential MBA/MA from Webster by completing the ten core courses (5 terms full-time).

Conditions required to apply for sequential MBA are:

  • Student must meet core class requirements of the MBA
  • If the student's chosen MA program electives contain MBA core classes, then 6 credit hours of those MBA classes may be counted towards the 27 hours of MBA core classes required.
  • If more than 6 credit hours (3 classes) of the MBA core classes were taken in the MA program, then student must make substitutions for those classes in order to fulfill the 21 remaining credit hours required for MBA degree.

For those of you who might still have entitlement left on your Montgomery G.I. Bill, the VA will cover the cost of a second degree.  Many at Luke have opted to use their G.I. Bill for this purpose.

 DUAL MAJOR Masters Degrees

A student completes all required prerequisite and core cores in each major area.  No electives are required.  A single master’s degree is awarded with a DUAL major. 

  • Management and Leadership & Human Resources Management
  • Management and Leadership & Information and Technology Management
  • Management and Leadership & Procurement and Acquisition Management
  • Human Resources Management & Information and Technology Management
  • Human Resources Management & Procurement and Acquisition Management
  • Information and Technology Management & Procurement and Acquisition Management

 The following policies apply to dual majors:

  • Dual majors may require more than 36 credit hours for completion of the degree if requisite courses are not waived.*
  • The dual majors must be declared before the student has completed 6 credit hours of coursework.
  • A student who has declared dual majors may transfer into the degree program only courses that are equivalent to required courses.
  • A student who earns two grades of C in a major will not meet dual major requirements in that major, unless one of the C grades is repeated with a grade of B- or better.

Note: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs requires special approval for students utilizing veterans' educational benefits to enroll in more than 36 credit hours. Students should request approval on the Program Option Request form.

Where is Webster University on 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, 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?

Tuition for all Webster University graduate programs can be found on the Graduate Tuition Rates page.

Who are Webster’s faculty?

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 accept all FAFSA financial aid options, as well Veterans Assistance- GI Bill/ Post 911, and Tuition Assistance. 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.

Webster participates in the Yellow Ribbon Programs and MyCAA for military spouse career advancement program.

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.

Can I get discounts on software and hardware, including cell phones and services as a student at Webster University?

Yes, Webster University students are eligible for discounts on hardware and services through several vendors: Apple, Dell, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. And University Bookstore has deep Software discounts available.

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 the Library and the Career Planning and Development Center 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 Planning and Development Center 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 Planning and Development Center's helpful handouts or eCareer Services for all the details.

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 CollegesWebster University maintains a decade-long record of First-Tier Ranking in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges.
Military FriendlyG.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 VetsMilitary Times named Webster University to its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” list, based on a survey of several hundred schools. The survey recognizes schools' efforts to accommodate veterans and active-duty service members.
Military FriendlyMilitary Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Webster University the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.
ConsortiumWebster University is a charter member of the Service-members Opportunity College (SOC) Consortium.
US Veterans Magazine Best of the BestWebster University is named as US Veterans Magazine's "Best of the Best" list for 2014.
CCMECCME is an active proponent for the professional development of those serving in the military education community by providing a forum for the exchange of information on educational programs, strategies and innovation among its members and associated partners.

 

** Military Affiliate: Federal and DoD contract employees of the installation, and dependents of active duty military, reserve and guard also qualify for a reduced tuition rate in