Graduate School Graduate School

 Navigating Your Degree

  • Download your 2014-15 Student Survival Guide [PDF]
  • Find all the FORMS you need here.

Doctoral Degree

Earning a doctorate? Find all you need to know about establishing residency, selecting a dissertation committee, filing a doctoral Program of Study, and submitting your dissertation.

Find out about the Deadlines and Procedures for Doctoral Degrees.

Master’s Degree

Get information for all four semesters–from how to select an advisor, to establishing ties in Washington, what you need to file a Program of Study, as well as ordering cap and gown.

Find out about the Deadlines and Procedures for Master’s Degrees.

Establishing Washington State Residency (View Detailed Information Here)

Because tuition is considerably less expensive for Washington residents than out-of-state students, you should establish residency right away.  Detailed information about this process is available through the Office of the Registrar’s website.

Students should review this detailed information as soon as possible after acceptance to a graduate program at WSU and begin action to establish residency soon after arrival in Washington state. For questions or assistance, contact Jenny Saligumba-Graham, 509-335-1446,

Finances and Funding Opportunities


Financing Your Education

Graduate School Scholarships


Rights and Responsibilities

Find out about your rights and responsibilities as a graduate student. [PDF]

Graduate School Leave Policies



Graduate School Scholarships

Financing and Funding Opportunities

WSU Awards and Opportunities


Assistantship Resources

Research Assistants

Responsible Research

Research Assistantship for Diverse Scholars (RADS)

Teaching Assistants

Comprehensive Website for Teaching Assistants

Other Helpful Resources

Graduate and Professional Writing CenterThe GPWC assists students with their writing during one-on-one sessions. Drop-ins are welcome in Smith CUE 414, or schedule an appointment at

Leadership Development Program

Professional Development Opportunities

Graduate and Professional Student Association