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Navigating Your Degree

Doctoral Degree

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 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,

Rights and Responsibilities

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

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