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Graduate School Catalog

2015-2017 Graduate School Catalog (PDF)

 

View or download the most current WSU Graduate School academic catalog, which contains information about WSU’s doctoral, master’s, global, specialized, and certificate programs, as well as a complete and updated list of graduate courses. This document is searchable; click on Control/F to pull up the search function. The table of contents of the document is also hyperlinked to enable a quick find to the information about the programs and courses; just press control and click on the line item you wish to view. The catalog contains the following information:

1. Academic Calendar
2. WSU Administration
3. Admission and Registration
4. Academic regulations
5. Tuition, fees, and financial aid
6. Degree programs

Tuition and Finances


Tuition and Finances

Tuition and Cost of Living

Graduate Student Assistantships

Assistantship appointments provide financial support to a graduate student who engages in teaching, research, and/or service. Most assistantships include a tuition waiver, health insurance, and monthly stipend. Graduate assistants are required to work 20 hours per week during the semester in which they receive the assistantship.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) may assist faculty in teaching undergraduate courses and labs, grading examinations, problem sets, or lab assignments, setting up displays for lectures and labs, or preparing or maintaining laboratory equipment.
  • Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) conducts academically significant research under the direction of a faculty member who is generally a principal investigator on a grant or contract.
  • Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) provides academic and administrative program support such as academic advising, program planning, and assisting with the administration of student services offices.

Graduate Assistant Medical Insurance

Managing Your Finances

Assistantship Check Distribution, Deposit,  and Tax Information

Payments are issued on the 5th of each month. We recommend students use direct deposit to ensure fast arrival of funds. You may sign up for direct deposit through Payroll Services.

Payroll Deduction

Graduate students on half-time (20 hrs. /wk.) assistantship appointment may pay their mandatory fees through payroll deduction during the fall and spring semesters. To be eligible for this program, students must sign up each semester in which they wish to take advantage of this opportunity. Students may enroll in the program only after their assistantship appointment has been entered on the payroll system by the hiring department. Students can verify the projected fee amount and projected semi-monthly deduction amount by viewing their Online Earnings Statement.

Tax Implications

WSU does not withhold federal income taxes on fellowships and traineeships, and will not report it on an annual 1099 IRS Form. Graduate fellows who are US citizens and resident aliens are responsible for paying all income taxes that may become due as a consequence of receiving graduate fellowship stipend payments. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the federal and state income tax implications of receiving a fellowship.

The IRS provides general information to assist students in determining tax liability and reporting obligations. Tax liability depends on a student’s particular circumstances, and students are advised to contact a personal tax advisor or the IRS with any questions or concerns. IRS Live Telephone Assistance is Toll-free: 1-800-829-1040. Instructions for 1099-MISC Form: Instructions for the Form 1099-MISC. To find your Local IRS Office, visit: www.irs.gov/localcontacts/index.html.

International students can find more information regarding their tax liability within the Office of International Students and Scholar Information website.

FAQs


FAQs

If you can’t find the answer to your question after exploring the Graduate School website and referring to the list below, please contact us at 509-335-6424, or email gradschool@wsu.edu.

 

QuestionAnswerWebsite resource
Application Materials?We only need one set of all application materials and once these are received we scan these into our imaging system electronically. If you apply to two departments, both departments will have access to your one electronic file. Please send your materials AFTER you apply, as you will receive a WSU ID number once we receive your application. This number will be assigned to your materials to ensure they are added to the correct file. If you have sent your materials before you applied please let us know so we can attach your ID number to those documents.
What are the deadlines to apply?For most departments the application priority deadline is January 10 for fall and July 1 for spring. However, some departments have an earlier deadline. Refer to your degree program factsheet (https://gradschool.wsu.edu/degrees/) for more information. If you are applying after January 10 or July 1, you will want to contact the department to see if they is still accepting applications.Apply

What is WSU’s GRE Institutional Code?WSU’s GRE Institutional Code is 4705. The GRE test is required by some departments, so check with them to see what scores they require. For more information on this test, locate your Degree Programs Fact Sheet, or contact your prospective department.

Note: Required tests will show the TOEFL, which is only for international applicants. The institutional code for TOEFL scores is also 4705.
Degree Programs
Letters of Recommendation?Once you submit your application, your references will be contacted automatically through the online application system and will be asked to submit electronically a recommendation form. You will receive a confirmation email after each letter of recommendation is submitted you’re your recommender did not receive the email, or you would like to change recommenders, follow these directions:
• Log in to your account
• Click on Edit or send reminders to your online recommender’s link.
• Login with userid and password.
• Choose “Take Action” from the dropdown menu (next to each name)
• Edit recommender (allows them to change recommenders)
• Send a reminder (will send a duplicate e-mail)
Mailing Address?
For all mail services (USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc):
Graduate School Admissions
Stadium Way
French Administration, Room 324
PO Box 641030
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-1030
Submitting Transcripts?Domestic Students: If you have a copy of your transcript from your previous schools Registrar’s office you can scan copies of these transcripts and upload them via our online application. These will be marked Unofficial, but will be used for the application process. If you do not have a copy of your transcript from your previous schools in your possession you should order an official one to be sent to us. Official transcripts need to be sent directly from the Registrar’s office to WSU. If you are admitted to WSU for Graduate School we will need Official Transcripts for our records. All transcripts sent to the Graduate School as part of the application process become part of the official Graduate School application file and cannot be returned or transferred.

International Students: Transcripts and degree certificates are required for the application review process. A copy of the unofficial transcript and degree certificate (and its English translation) for every college and university that you attended is acceptable for the application review process. Applicants may upload copies of unofficial transcripts and translations via the online application. If you are admitted to WSU for Graduate School we will need Official Transcripts for our records. All transcripts sent to the Graduate School as part of the application process become part of the official Graduate School application file and cannot be returned or transferred.

Chinese Students: You have the option of using the CHESICC option on the CollegeNet application to order your official Chinese transcripts after accepting your admission offer at Washington State University. Follow THIS LINK for more information:
What Email address is used as official correspondence between student and the Graduate School?The email that is listed on your application is valid until you are recommended for admission and accept. Once the prospective student accepts the offer of admission, and then upon matriculation your WSU email is the only email we conduct business with. Until that time the WSU email address assigned to you will not work.
Are International Students eligible for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)?No. International Students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.
Is there a general orientation for graduate students?Orientation is held only in the Fall Semester. If you are a new student for Spring Semester, you may review the orientation videos here: OrientationOrientation
When will I be able to access myWSU?Approximately 2-5 days after you successfully submit your graduate application to Washington State University, you will receive an e-mail from the Graduate School including a unique WSU ID number. You must use this number each time you interact with the Graduate Admissions office at Washington State University. This number will also allow you to create a Network ID (NID) to access your account. Once you have created your NID and password, please keep that information because the Graduate School staff does not have access to that information if you lose or forget it.
My recommender indicated that they completed the Letter of Recommendation Form on CollegeNet. How do I confirm that they submitted the form?You will need to log into Your WSU Account with the email address and password you used when applying. You can check the status of the letters there. The status should show completed. If not, then you can send a reminder email that will have a link for the recommenders to log in and submit.Your WSU Account
I have issues with the online application. Who do I contact for help?The online application is hosted by an outside vendor, CollegeNet. You should navigate to their FAQs.
If you don’t see your question, at the bottom of the page, there is a submission form to CollegeNet that you can complete.
FAQs
What do I need to do to apply as an International Student?Please click on this link for International RequirementsInternational Requirements
What are the department or program requirements?Each program/department will have separate requirements from the Graduate School. You may view them here: Degree ProgramsDegree Programs
Does the Graduate School offer conditional admission to International Students?The Graduate School does not offer conditional admission. However, if the student is on a scholarship, is recommended for admission by the department, but does not have the English requirement satisfied, the student may work with the department in updating the application to a future semester to satisfy the requirement.
Can the English requirement be waived?All international applicants must demonstrate a basic proficiency in English by submitting official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) test scores. Scores must be less than two years old at the time of expected semester enrollment and sent directly to the Graduate School from the Educational Testing Service. The Educational Testing Service reporting code for Washington State University is 4705 (for the TOEFL only). Please note exceptions to the English proficiency requirement:

• Applicants from Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Guyana, Kenya, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago are exempt from the English proficiency requirement.

• International students who have or will have graduated with a baccalaureate -level or higher degree from an accredited four-year U.S. or Canadian college or university within two years of the expected semester of enrollment at the WSU Graduate School are not required to submit English proficiency test scores TOEFL scores.

Student copies of scores, or photocopies, are not official and will not be used in the final admission process. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7. For more information, please phone the Educational Testing Service at (609) 921-9000. For more information about the Intensive American Language Center program and language requirements, visit Intensive American Language Center.
How do I know if all my application materials have been received?If you have uploaded your unofficial transcript with your application, the Graduate School will use those documents to review your application. Your letters of recommendation will be received as your recommenders submit them. You may contact your program or department to verify if they have all the materials needed to review your application.
Payment issues on the CollegeNet application?If you are having payment issues with the CollegeNet application, the most common issue is that the address listed on the application does not match the address listed for the credit card billing information. If this is not the case, you will need to contact CollegeNet regarding payment issues. There is also a help page for CollegeNet: HERE
What should my sponsor letter, or affidavit of support say? We have an example affidavit of support for you. Feel free to use this one and fill in the information to fit your situation.Affidavit of SupportAffidavit of Support (PDF)
How should I submit all of my supporting documents?When emailing or mailing any supporting documents, be sure to include your student ID#, your name used on your application, and your date of birth.

 

 

Establishing Residency


Establishing Residency

Because tuition is considerably less expensive for Washington residents than out-of-state students, you should establish residency right away after you arrive in Washington State. Residency policies are set by the State of Washington (RCW 28B.15) and applied uniformly throughout Washington’s public colleges and universities. For questions or assistance, contact Jenny Saligumba-Graham, saligum@wsu.edu.

Some of the required documentation will need to be acquired a year in advance of your residency application! It’s important to begin the process NOW.

Deadline

The Questionnaire and supporting documentation must be received by the Graduate School by the 30th day of classes of the term for which you are seeking residency. If you are seeking residency for the fall term, for example, your deadline would be the 30th day of classes for the fall semester. You can find the deadline on the WSU Academic Calendar.  Ensure you are viewing the calendar for the correct term. For summer, the deadline is the Monday following the 5th day of classes.

You will need to submit the Residency Questionnaire and supporting documentation (see below) to the Graduate School. Documentation may be mailed or submitted in person. We do not accept faxed questionnaires or documentation.

The Graduate School
French Administration Building, Room 324
PO Box 641030
Washington State University
Pullman, WA  99164-1030

Requirements if you are financially independent

(not claimed as a dependent by either parent on income tax returns and you pay at least 51% of the cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies and transportation as published by the WSU Office of Financial Aid)

1. Fill out both sides of the Questionnaire completely
2. Provide the following required items:

  1. Copies of lease(s), rental agreement, letter from landlord, rent receipts, canceled rent checks or home purchase agreement verifying domicile in Washington for the 12 months prior to beginning of semester. You must account for the entire 12 month period.
  2. Copy of State of Washington voter’s registration card or statement from county auditor with date registered, if you are registered to vote. (Must have obtained 12 months prior to beginning of semester)
  3. Copy of State of Washington vehicle registration, if you own or use a vehicle in the state of Washington. If you use (but do not own) a vehicle, it must be registered in the state of Washington. (Must have registered vehicle 12 months prior to beginning of semester)
  4. Copy of State of Washington driver’s license or State of Washington identification card (if you do not drive or do not have a previous driver’s license from another state).  Residents of the State of Washington are required to surrender their previous state’s driver’s license and obtain a State of Washington driver’s license or state identification card within 30 days of moving to and establishing a domicile in the state.  More information on obtaining a State of Washington driver’s license or identification card can be found here.
  5. Any other documents you may have with dates showing that you have established a “home” in Washington (bank accounts).
  6. Copy of your federal tax return and W-2 forms for the most recent tax year. If you have not filed a tax return, please provide copies of W-2 forms, if any.
  7. If you are 24 or younger, you must also provide a copy of your parents’ return(s) (first page listing dependents and the signature block are required).
  8. If 24 or younger, submit documents verifying your financially independent status for the current calendar year and the prior calendar year. To be considered financially independent, a student must demonstrate by evidence satisfactory to the institution that he or she has met, through his or her income, the expenses associated with college tuition and living for the current calendar year and the calendar year immediately prior to the year in which application is made.

-Financial aid grants, scholarships and loans authorized by the Financial Aid Office in the student’s name may be considered as personal income.

-A trust or other account available to the student may be considered evidence of financial independence if the account was created before the student entered high school. You must submit documentation of the date account was established and proof the account was used to pay for expenses associated with college tuition and living for the current calendar year and the calendar year immediately prior to the year in which application is made.

-Personal loans, PLUS loans, checking & savings accounts, gifts, and cash earnings SHALL NOT be counted as income in this calculation. Receipt of the Federal Parent PLUS loan will contradict financial independent status.

3. Sign Section 2 and the back of the Questionnaire form.

Requirements if you are financially dependent (supported by a parent/guardian)

1. Fill out Section 1 and Section 2 of the questionnaire. If you are not a U. S. citizen, but hold permanent resident immigration status, temporary resident status, “Refugee-Parolee,” “Conditional Entrant” status, or are permanently residing in the United States under color of law, attach a copy of both sides of your Resident Alien Card

2. Your parent or court-appointed guardian completes Section 3 and provides documents verifying his/her status as a Washington State resident as stated below:

  • Copies of lease, rental agreement, letter from landlord, rent receipts, canceled checks or home purchase agreement verifying domicile in Washington for the 12 months prior to beginning of semester. You must account for the entire 12 month period.
  • Copy of State of Washington voter’s registration card or statement from county auditor with date registered, if you are registered to vote. (Must have obtained 12 months prior to beginning of semester)
  • Copy of State of Washington vehicle registration, if you own or use a vehicle in the state of Washington. If you use (but do not own) a vehicle, it must be registered in the state of Washington. (Must have registered vehicle 12 months prior to beginning of semester
  • Copy of State of Washington driver’s license or State of Washington identification card if you do not drive. (Must have obtained 12 months prior to beginning of semester)
  • Any other documents you may have with dates showing that you have established a “home” in Washington (bank accounts).

3. Provide a copy of your parent(s) federal income tax return for the most current year verifying your dependent status (only the listing of dependents and signature block are required) . If your parent or court-appointed guardian is not a U.S. citizen, but she/he holds permanent or temporary resident status, or “Refugee-Parolee,” “Conditional Entrant” status, or is permanently residing in the United States under color of law, attach a copy of both sides of his/her Resident Alien Card, Temporary Resident Card or other verification of his/her status with USCIS.

4. You and your parent must sign the back of the Residency Questionnaire form.

Requirements if you are Military Personnel/Civil Service

1. If you are active-duty military or the dependent of an active military member stationed in the state of Washington, provide a copy of your military ID and your orders to:

Veterans Affairs Office
French Administration Bldg Room 346
PO Box 641035
Pullman, WA 99164-1035

2. If you are a dependent of an active-duty military, or civil servant, who claims Washington as your residence, but who is stationed outside of the State of Washington, your parent or guardian must complete Section 3 of the questionnaire and also provide:

    • Evidence he/she is a member of the military
    • Evidence of his/her Home of Record
    • Evidence of ties maintained to the State of Washington (voter registration, driver’s license, vehicle registration) REQUIRED
    • Copy of his/her federal tax return for the most recent tax year (first page listing dependents and the signature block are required).

Keep in Mind:

    • You will need to enter your information onto the form, however, you will need to print, sign, and submit the form to the appropriate office, along with your supporting documentation.
    • Documentation may be mailed or submitted in person.  We do not accept faxed questionnaires or documentation.
    • To speed your request, make sure the information is complete and correct.
    • Your questionnaire will not be processed until all supporting documentation is received.
    • Depending on the time of year, it may take up to two weeks to process your questionnaire and supporting documentation. Please plan accordingly.
    • If the document is listed as required,  you must submit it.
    • Decisions on resident status are based on documentary evidence submitted, which become a part of your file and are not returned.
    • Students are responsible for paying the resident portion of their fees while awaiting a determination of their residency status.  You may find the cost of attendance and tuition rates here.
    • Residency policies are set by the State of Washington (RCW 28B.15) and applied uniformly throughout Washington’s public colleges and universities.

Admissions


Apply

Apply for Admission Now

Note: To apply for any of the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs or business certificates please click here. For all other graduate degrees, continue to the general application.

Application Fees

Non-refundable application fee*

  • $75 for 1st application
  • $5 for second application
  • $75 for each application thereafter

*Participants in the McNair Scholars program, Project 1000 and IRT should contact Dr. Lori Carris (carris@wsu.edu) or Dr. Raymond Herrera (raymond@wsu.edu) regarding the application process before submitting an on-line application.

Deadlines

Please note: Academic departments may have earlier or later deadlines, so we recommend you contact them if the information is not listed on the degree programs page.

Fall Semester
Priority Application Deadline: January 10
Classes begin mid-August

Spring Semester
Priority Application Deadline: July 1
Classes begin mid-January

Departmental Information

Admission to Washington State University Graduate School is a joint decision between the Dean of the Graduate School and your prospective department or college. Many departments require additional materials or have earlier deadlines, so we recommend you contact them early in the process. Also, if you miss the priority deadline, you must contact the department to see if they are still accepting applications.

Note: Applicants may not be considered regardless of the previous institution’s credentials if their application is deemed inadequate, incomplete, or insufficient.

Requirements for Domestic Student Applications

Requirements for International Student Applications

Personal Information you will need

  • Current and permanent address
  • Social Security Number (optional)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Residency information
  • Name and location of all colleges and universities and dates of attendance
  • All degrees earned, or expected; and dates
  • Former WSU student ID# (if applicable)
  • Visa/MasterCard number and expiration date
  • Race/ethnicity and disability information (optional)
  • Names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, institution or business, and positions of three references for letters of recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

Please contact your references ahead of time to be sure they are willing to respond to your request for a recommendation. Ask them to discuss your leadership, academic standards, and skills as they pertain to your primary interest area. Your references will be contacted automatically through the online application system when you enter their information on the application. Please keep in mind that they will be notified before you complete the application and make payment. Since your references’ recommendations will come directly to the Graduate School electronically, there is no need for a paper copy of the recommendation. https://www.applyweb.com/cgi-bin/ustat?wsug

Submit Under Separate Cover

  • GRE/GMAT scores and dates (if available, and required by department)
  • Departmental information
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores and dates (international applicants)
  • Financial information (international applicants) Certificate of Financial Responsibility Memo [PDF]

Links to specific sections of the instructions are provided in the body of the application.

Current Non-Degree Students (Formerly Undecided Graduate Students)

If you are currently a WSU graduate student in a non-degree status and would like to apply for a degree-seeking status, please submit an application for admission.

Undocumented Student Policy

Washington State University protects the free exchange of ideas while encouraging dialogue that is constructive, respectful and civil. We hold diversity and global citizenship as a core value essential for success in our globally interdependent world.

WSU is also committed to providing all students with equal access to affordable higher education and to ensuring they are provided the opportunity to fulfill their potential and their dreams. In that vein, we are proud, as a university community, to offer life-changing college experiences to our undocumented students as authorized by the state. Like all of our students, our talented undocumented students have earned the opportunity to attend college.

For more information, visit http://dreamers.wsu.edu/

Questions? Email saligum@wsu.edu


Helpful Hints

  1. Start your application process as soon as possible.
  2. The application is case sensitive; enter names exactly as you would like the Graduate School to receive them. (example: McDonald, rather than mcdonald)
  3. Only abbreviate when absolutely necessary. Do not abbreviate school names.
  4. Enter your full legal name as it would appear on your passport.
  5. Fed Ex, UPS, or DHL shipping services  will not deliver to the Graduate School post office box, so you must send to the Graduate School’s physical address:

Graduate School
Washington State University
PO Box 641030
Stadium Way, 324 French Administration
Pullman, WA 99164-1030

Graduate Studies Committee Meetings


Graduate Studies Committee Meetings

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

Spring 2018

 

January 16, 2018

 

Informational Items:

School of Environment Courses and Notes

 

Action Items

Primary Reviewer (McNeal):

  • SOE 592 Advanced Topics in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences 2019 (McNeal, Dotson)
  • SOE 555 Modeling the Environment (McNeal, Jarolmased)
  • PSYCH 517 Clinical Skills (McNeal, Chermak) Updated Documents

Primary Reviewer (Jarolmased):

Primary Reviewer (Dimitrov):

Primary Reviewer (Dotson):

Primary Reviewer (Zhu):

  • POL S 505 Qualitative Methods in Political Science (Zhu, Belzer)

Primary Reviewer (Belzer):

Primary Reviewer (Umesh):

Primary Reviewer (Jacoby): 

  • SOE 556 Foraging Ecology of Herbivores (Jacoby, Umesh)
  • SOE 536 Foraging Ecology of Herbivores (Jacoby, Zhu)

Primary Reviewer (Call):

  • SPEC ED 700 Master’s Research, Thesis, and/or Examination (Call, Jacoby)

Primary Reviewer (Frederiksen):

  • SOE 444/544 Environmental Assessment (Frederiksen, Call)

Primary Reviewer (Potts):

  • SPEC ED 702  Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination (Potts, Frederiksen)

Primary Reviewer (Salsbury):

  • SOE 577 Advanced Environmental Hydrology (Salsbury, Potts)

 

Bylaws Review

Discussion Items:

 

 

Fall 2017

November 28, 2017

 

Meeting Minutes 11-28-17

Meeting Agenda 11-28-17

Meeting Minutes 11-7-17

Informational Items
  • Discussion of Template for Certificate Review Draft
Action Items

 

Primary Reviewer (McNeal):

  • PSYCH 517 Clinical Skills (McNeal, Chermak)

Primary Reviewer (Lee): 

Primary Reviewer (Jarolmased):

  •  POLS 505 Qualitative Methods in Political Science (Jarolmased, Lee)

 Primary Reviewer (Jacoby):

Primary Reviewer (Frederiksen): 

Primary Reviewer (Dimitrov):

  • KINES 536 Integrating Health and Fitness into the K-8 Curriculum (Dimitrov, Jarolmased)

Primary Reviewer (Zhu):

Primary Reviewer (Belzer):

  • SOE 548 Applied Spatial Ecology  (Belzer, Salsbury, Riddle)

Primary Reviewer (Salsbury): 

  •  MIT 509 Instruction and Assessment for Elementary Teachers (Salsbury Frederiksen)

Primary Reviewer (Potts):

  •  NEP 542 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Potts, Riddle)

 

Bylaws Review

​​M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Vancouver) Bylaws (Umesh, Dotson)

 

Discussion Items

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) Bylaws

SPEC ED 702  Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination

SPEC ED 700 Master’s Research, Thesis, and/or Examination

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication (Online Course)

POL S 505 Qualitative Methods in Political Science

SOE 541 Orogenic Systems

 

 

 

 

November 7, 2017

 

Meeting Agenda 11-7-17

Meeting Minutes 10-24-17

 

Action Items

Primary Reviewer (McNeal):

  • PSYCH 517 Clinical Skills (McNeal, Dhingra)

Primary Reviewer (Jacoby):

Primary Reviewer (Lee): 

Primary Reviewer (Jarolmased):

  • ED PSYCH 507 Introduction to Qualitative Research (Jarolmased, Jacoby)

Primary Reviewer (Call):

Primary Reviewer (Frederiksen): 

  •  PREV SCI 510 Multilevel Modeling II: Advanced Multilevel Models for Longitudinal Data (Frederikson, Chermak)
  • MIT 575 Internship and Seminar (Frederiksen, Salsbury, Riddle)

Primary Reviewer (Potts):

Primary Reviewer (Dimitrov):

  • KINES 536 Integrating Health and Fitness into the K-8 Curriculum (Dimitrov, Jarolmased)

Primary Reviewer (Zhu):

  • PSYCH 529 Occupational Health Psychology (Zhu, Lee)

Primary Reviewer (Dotson): 

  •  MIT 571 Pre-Intership and Seminar  (Dotson, Dhingra)

Primary Reviewer (Belzer):

  • SOE 548 Applied Spatial Ecology  (Belzer, Salsbury, Riddle)

 

Bylaws Review

Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program Bylaws  (Marked Notes) (Salsbury, McNeal)

​​M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Vancouver) Bylaws (Umesh, Dotson)

 

Discussion Items

MIT 509 Instruction and Assessment for Elementary Teachers

NEP 542 Medical Nutrition Therapy II

Revised PhD in Materials Science & Engineering

PSYCH 523 Health Psychology

POLS 505 Qualitative Methods in Political Science

 

 

October 24, 2017

 

Meeting Agenda 10-24-17

Meeting Minutes 10-10-17

 

Informational Items:

School of Environment Prefix Change Memo

Action Items:

 

Primary Reviewer (McNeal):

  • PSYCH 517 Clinical Skills (McNeal, Dhingra)

Primary Reviewer (Jacoby):

Primary Reviewer (Belzer):

Primary Reviewer (Salsbury):

Primary Reviewer (Lee): 

  • MIT 508 Curriculum and Instruction Methods (Lee, Dotson)
  • MIT 510 Instruction for Secondary Teachers (Lee, Zhu)

Primary Reviewer (Jarolmased):

  • ED PSYCH 507 Introduction to Qualitative Research (Jarolmased, Jacoby)

Primary Reviewer (Call):

  • PREV SCI 508 Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling (Call, Belzer)
  • MIT 504 Social Foundations of Education for Teachers (Call, Umesh)

Primary Reviewer (Frederiksen): 

  •  PREV SCI 510 Multilevel Modeling II: Advanced Multilevel Models for Longitudinal Data (Frederikson, Chermak)

Primary Reviewer (Umesh):

  • PSYCH 537 Psychology Clinic Assessment Practicum (Umesh, Call)

Primary Reviewer (Potts):

  • PREV SCI 512 Introduction to Finite and Growth Mixture Modeling (Potts, Dimitrov)
  • MIT 501 Learning and Development in School and Community Contexts (Potts, Frederiksen)

Primary Reviewer (Frederiksen): 

  •  ED PSYCH 597 Educational Psychology Internship (Frederiksen, Potts)

Primary Reviewer (Zhu):

  • PSYCH 529 Occupational Health Psychology (Zhu, Lee)

Primary Reviewer (Dhingra):

Primary Reviewer (Dimitrov):

 

Discussion Items:


Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program Bylaws  (Marked Notes)

M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Vancouver) Bylaws

MIT 571 Pre-Intership and Seminar

SOE 548 Applied Spatial Ecology

Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics

KINES 536 Integrating Health and Fitness into the K-8 Curriculum

MIT 575 Internship and Seminar

October 10, 2017

 

Meeting Agenda 10-10-17

Meeting Minutes 9-26-17

 

Informational Items:

Actions Items:

 

Primary Reviewer (Lee): 

  • MIT 508 Curriculum and Instruction Methods (Lee, Dotson)

Primary Reviewer (Salsbury):

Primary Reviewer (Jacoby):

Primary Reviewer (Jarolmased):

Primary Reviewer (Dotson):

  • ECONS 526 Master’s Microeconomic Analysis I (Dotson, Zhu)

Primary Reviewer (Call):

  • PREV SCI 508 Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling (Call, Belzer)

Primary Reviewer (Frederiksen): 

  • PREV SCI 510 Multilevel Modeling II: Advanced Multilevel Models for Longitudinal Data (Frederikson, Chermak)

Primary Reviewer (Potts):

  • PREV SCI 512 Introduction to Finite and Growth Mixture Modeling (Potts, Dimitrov)

 

Bylaws Review  

 

Electrical Power Engineering PSM Bylaws  (Salsbury, Frederikson)

 

Discussion Items

 

PSM in Molecular Bioscience (Non-Thesis Master’s)

Applied Economics (M.S.)

MIT 501 Learning and Development in School and Community Contexts

MIT 504 Social Foundations of Education for Teachers

MIT 510 Instruction for Secondary Teachers

Graduate Certificate in Protein Biotechnology

Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Technology

 

 

September 26, 2017

Meeting Agenda 9-26-17

Meeting Meeting 9-12-17

Action Items:

 

Primary Reviewer (McNeal):

Primary Reviewer (Frederiksen): 

  • MIT 506 Integrating Technology into Classroom Teaching (Frederikson, Potts)

Primary Reviewer (Potts):

  • MBIOS 701 Master’s Independent Capstone Project and/or Examination (Potts, Umesh)

Primary Reviewer (Lee): 

  • MIT 508 Curriculum and Instruction Methods (Lee, Dotson)

Primary Reviewer (Jacoby):

Primary Reviewer (Jarolmased):

Primary Reviewer (Dotson):

  •  ECONS 526 Master’s Microeconomic Analysis I (Dotson, Zhu)

Primary Reviewer (Call):

  • NATRS 548 Applied Spatial Ecology (Call, Jacoby)

 

Bylaws Review

 

Electrical Power Engineering PSM Bylaws  (Salsbury, Frederikson)

Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs Graduate Program Bylaws (McNeal, Call)

Professional Science Master’s in Molecular Biosciences Bylaws (Potts, Jacoby)

Phd/MS Civil Engineering and MS Environmental Engineering Bylaws (Frederikson, Umesh) Updated Documents

Discussion Items:

 

Graduate Certificate in Public Health (New Proposal)

PREV SCI 508 Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling

PREV SCI 510 Multilevel Modeling II: Advanced Multilevel Models for Longitudinal Data

PREV SCI 512 Introduction to Finite and Growth Mixture Modeling

September 12, 2017

 

Meeting Agenda 9-12-2017

Meeting Minutes 4-4-2017

 

Action Items:

Primary Reviewer (McNeal):

ANTH 566 Evolutionary Psychology (McNeal, Salsbury) Updated Documents

Primary Reviewer (Jacoby):

CPT S 475-575 Data Science (Jacoby, Potts)

Primary Reviewer (Potts):

SDC 473-573 Professional Practice (Potts, Belzer)

Primary Reviewer (Frederiksen): 

KINES 702 Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study and/or Examination credits (Frederiksen, Call)

MIT 534 Elementary School Science Methods (Frederiksen, Umesh)

Primary Reviewer (Call):

NATRS 548 Applied Spatial Ecology (Call, Jacoby)

Primary Reviewer (Salsbury):

ECONS 527 Master’s Microeconomic Analysis II (Salsbury, Lee)

Primary Reviewer (Umesh): 

MIT 513 ESL Methods and Materials for Secondary Teachers (Umesh, Lee) Updated Documents Review

Primary Reviewer (Lee): 

MIT 550 Seminar in Middle Level Education (Lee, Belzer)

Primary Reviewer (Zhu):

ECONS 526 Master’s Microeconomic Analysis I (Zhu, Dotson)

Primary Reviewer (Dotson):

CSSTE 545 Critical Ethnography – Change From ED_RES 568 (Dotson, Jacoby)

MIT 570 Early Instructional Practicum (Dotson, Chermak)

Primary Reviewer (Jarolmased):

ED PSYCH 507 Introduction to Qualitative Research (Jarolmased, Jacoby)

 

Bylaws Review

 

Molecular Biosciences Updated Bylaws (Notes) (Umesh, McNeal)

Electrical Power Engineering PSM Bylaws  (Salsbury, Frederikson)

Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs Graduate Program Bylaws (McNeal, Call)

Professional Science Master’s in Molecular Biosciences Bylaws (Potts, Jacoby)

Phd/MS Civil Engineering and MS Environmental Engineering Bylaws (Frederikson, Umesh) Updated Documents

 Discussion Items

 

Graduate Certificate in Professional Molecular Biosciences
MBIOS 701 Master’s Independent Capstone Project and/or Examination
MIT 507 Teacher Inquiry and Praxis
MIT 508 Curriculum and Instruction Methods
MA in Political Science (New Plan)

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2018  Meeting Dates

 

 

Fall 2017

September 12
September 26
October 10
October 24
November 7 (Lighty 401)
November 28 (CUE 512)

 

Spring 2018
January 16
January 30
February 13
February 27
March 20
April 3

 

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

 

Locations
Pullman: Lighty 403, Lighty 401 11/7/17. CUE 512 11/28/17
Spokane: SAC 145A
Vancouver: ADM 301
Tri-Cities:

Conference Dial In

Video Conference: 4804305

Telephone Conference: 509-335-9445 ID Number 04305

 

Committee Members:

Tom Salsbury – (Co-Chair) College of Education, Teaching and Learning
Donna Potts – (Co-Chair) College of Arts and Sciences
Linda Frederiksen – Libraries
Doug Call – College of Veterinary Medicine
Pete Jacoby – CAHNRS
Umesh Uchila – College of Business
Yoon-Joo Lee – College of Communication
Ben Belzer – College of Engineering and Architecture
Jiyue Zhu – College of Pharmacy
Amit Dhingra – CAHNRS
Joann Dotson – College of Nursing
Gail Chermak – College of Medicine

Alex Dimitrov  – Mathematics
Sanaz Jarolmased – Graduate Student
James McNeal – Graduate Student

 


Program/ Course Approval Documents

Major Curricular Change Forms:

Proposals: Degree approval process and flow chart


 GSC Materials
  • Bylaw Review Template [PDF]
  • New Program Review Template [DOC]
  • Course Review Template [DOC]
  • GSC Reference Documents [PDF]
  • Course Planning and Syllabi Development [Link]
  • Academic Integrity Statement [Link]
  • Students with Disabilities Statement [PDF]
  • Campus Safety Statement [PDF]
  • Faculty Senate: Home [Link]
  • Faculty Senate: Graduate Studies Committee [Link]
  • Sample bylaws  [DOC]

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Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
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Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
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Prospective Students


Why WSU?

Why is Graduate School a good choice?

  • Research: At Washington State University, graduate students work closely with world-renown faculty on research projects that are solving big world problems. It’s your chance to help build a better world.
  • Earning Potential: Your chance for financial success grows exponentially with a graduate degree. Master’s graduates average more than $67,000 a year compared to bachelor’s graduates at about $56,000 per year. Doctoral graduates earn on average about $92,000 a year and professional degree-holders can earn about $100,000 per year.
  • Job Security: Washington state has a shortage of people with graduate degrees. Your chance of getting a good-paying job with your graduate degree are high.
  • Financial Assistance for School: The majority of graduate students at WSU get teaching, research, or graduate internships. Many students graduate from WSU with little or no debt.

Why Attend Washington State University?

Financial Assistance

Don’t let financial worry stop you from applying to graduate school. There are many resources available for graduate students. Because of all the financial assistance available, many graduate students at WSU graduate with absolutely no debt.

Childcare and Healthcare

We’re committed to providing a quality graduate education in a family-friendly environment. Discover some of the resources and benefits of attending graduate school in a quiet and safe community.

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Explore Your Options

Begin planning for graduate school early in your undergraduate career. Explore the specifics of courses that might interest you, or check out all of the graduate degree programs, professional degree programs, and graduate certificates available at WSU. You can request information about any of our programs and find out early what requirements you will need to fulfill.

How to Prepare for Graduate School

There are several things you can do as an undergraduate student to prepare for graduate school.

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Graduate School Forms


Graduate School Forms

Instructions

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♦ We recommend you  DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION OF ADOBE READER to view and download the PDF forms. The program is free and will allow you to utilize fillable PDF forms.

For questions, email gradsch@wsu.edu or call 509-335-6424. When emailing questions, please put “Form Question“ for the subject line and include your student ID number in your email.

Searchable Forms List

Form LinkForm DescriptionFile Type
Affidavit of SupportThis is a form for international student sponsors to fill out to certify that there is financial support.PDF
Add an Academic Program Degree LevelSubmit this form if you wish to add a degree level. Contact Graduate Admissions for additional information.PDF
All But Dissertation (ABD) WaiverIf you have passed your preliminary exam and have completed your formal program of study course work, you can apply for an ABD waiver by submitting this form.PDF
Application for AdmissionWSU's online applicationWebsite
Application for Degree and GraduationInstructions for applying for your degree and graduation in myWSU. You must have an approved program of study on file at the Graduate School.Website
Application for a Graduate Certificate


Deadlines and Procedures for Graduate Certificate
File your coursework for the certificate using this form during the semester in which you are completing the certificate requirements. You must be currently enrolled to apply for a graduate certificate.

Follow the deadlines and procedures in this document when applying for a graduate certificate.
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Committee ChangeIf you would like to change your committee members use this form.PDF
Committee Substitution Please submit the form in a timely fashion if you need to request a substitution for one of your committee members. PDF
Continuous Enrollment Policies for Degree-SeekingGraduate School policies and procedures for maintaining continuous enrollment for degree-seeking students.Website
Deadlines and Procedures for Doctoral DegreeFall 2017 - Spring 2019 deadlines and procedures. This includes information about when to obtain an advisor and when to submit your application for degree.PDF
Deadlines and Procedures for Master's DegreeFall 2017 - Spring 2019 deadlines and procedures. This includes information about when to obtain an advisor and when to submit your application for degree.PDF
Enrollment Request for
Careers - Undergraduate taking graduate courses
Undergraduates who want to enroll in graduate courses not for graduate credits but toward an undergraduate degree or enrichment purposes. Form must be submitted by the graduate academic coordinator of the department offering the course.PDF
Graduate LeaveFor graduate students wishing to go on official graduate leave.PDF
Graduate to UndergraduateGraduate students who are no longer pursuing a graduate degree must submit this form and also apply to undergraduate admissions. PDF
Graduation ChecklistA list of tasks to be completed in the semester in which you are planning to graduate.PDF
Hold Harmless and Copyright AgreementSubmit this form with your final dissertation or thesis.PDF
Hometown News Release FormTo spread the joy of your award, scholarship, or graduation to your friends and family back home.PDF
Incomplete Grade AgreementAn agreement for instructors and students for submitting an incomplete grade and expectations for completion. Note: if an incomplete grade is not satisfied within one year, the grade will automatically convert to an ‘F’. For example, if you received an Incomplete in fall 2013, you would have until the last day of class fall 2014 to satisfy the incomplete. For details about this policy, visit the registrar’s academic regulations.PDF
Internship Leave FormFor graduate students seeking to participate in a semester internship.PDF
Graduate to MBA StatusTo change your status from graduate student to MBA student PDF
Medical LeaveRequired along with Graduate Leave Form.PDF
Petition to Add, Drop, or Withdraw from CoursesTo change your enrollment status and add, drop, or withdraw from courses.PDF
Plan and Degree Level Change FormSubmit this form if you wish to change your major or degree level. Contact Graduate Admissions for additional information.PDF
Plan and Degree - WSU INTO ProgressionWSU INTO students submit this form when completing their graduate pathway and progressing into their degree-seeking programPDF
Program of Study RequestYour program plan for completing your degreePDF
Program of Study Request: Professionally-oriented CohortFor departments approved as professionally oriented master's programs; used to create the program plan for completing the degree. PDF
Program of Study: External Committee Member RequestSubmit this form with your Committee Request if you are proposing a committee that includes a member who is not WSU facultyPDF
Program ChangeSubmit this form if your approved program of study has changed. Be aware of dates and deadlines.PDF
Program of Study for DNPDoctor of Nursing Practice program of study/completion form. Submit the completed form to the Graduate School.PDF
Re-enrollmentComplete at least one month before you return. PDF
Registrar’s Academic Regulations Graduate students must follow procedures in the Policies and Procedures ManualWebsite
Required Votes to Pass ExamsSee the minimum positive votes needed to pass an exam.PDF
Reservation of Graduate CreditForm must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the semester in which you are requesting enrollment.PDF
Residency QuestionnaireResidency Questionnaire, Requirements, and Instructions Fillable PDF
Scheduling Exam: DoctoralProcedures for scheduling exam. Must have approved doctoral program of study on file at the Graduate School before scheduling final defense or exam.PDF
Scheduling Exam: Interim Final

Scheduling Exam: Interim Preliminary
An Interim Preliminary or final Exam may be requested in extenuating circumstances. The committee chair must provide a rationale why the exam can only be scheduled during one of the periods on the form.PDF
Scheduling Exam: Master'sProcedures for scheduling exam. Must have approved master's (thesis) Program of Study on file at the Graduate School before scheduling final defense or exam.PDF
Scheduling Exam: Master's Non-thesisProcedures for scheduling exam. Must have approved master's (non-thesis) Program of Study on file at the Graduate School before scheduling final defense or exam.PDF
Scheduling Exam: Preliminary ExamYou must have an approved Program of Study on file and permission from your committee. Be aware of the deadlines.PDF
Sponsored Student Tuition & WaiverNote: The Graduate School is implementing a new procedure for fall 2016 and will not be accepting Sponsored Student Tuition & Waiver forms for the fall 2016 semester.PDF
Short-term Parental LeaveFor the birth or adoption of a child.PDF
Survey of Earned Doctorates
Click on the right to select the online submission or the pdf submission option.
Submit along with your final dissertation.Online Survey

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Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Submission RequirementsInstructions for finalizing and submitting your dissertation or thesis.PDF
Thesis and Dissertation Word TemplateDownloadable Thesis and Dissertation Template Word
Thesis/Dissertation Final Acceptance ChecklistConformance and completeness checklist. This form is due upon completion of submitting final thesis or dissertation.PDF

 

Faculty and Staff


Resources and Deadlines

Current Students


Navigating your degree

Doctoral Degree

Get information about establishing residency, selecting a dissertation committee, filing a doctoral Program of Study, and submitting your dissertation HERE. 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.

Graduate Certificate

Find out about the procedures and deadlines for graduate certificates HERE.

Find out more about Graduate School deadlines and procedures in this video. For questions, contact stormom@wsu.edu.

 

 

Understand Graduate School Leave Policies

To learn more detailed information, view the Policies and Procedures Manual, Chapter Five.