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Graduate Students in the News

  • Nancy Carvajal Medina
    Working to break stereotypes around homelessness and build more empathetic communities across the Palouse.

     

    By Kakali Chakrabarti

    Nancy Medina smilingHomelessness is a monumental, worldwide problem. According to the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 549,928 people experienced homelessness in the United States on a single night in 2016. The majority (68%) stayed in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, or safe havens, and 32% in unsheltered locations. More than one-fifth (22%) of homeless people were children … » More …

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  • Ruby Siegel
    Doctoral student Ruby Siegel jumps ahead to a new career opportunity later in life

    By Ruth Williams

    Spokane native Ruby Siegel is not your average Washington State University Ph.D. student: she spent 17 years working in a clinical laboratory and raising a son between earning her degrees. At 43, she’s older than most of the other students in her research program in pharmaceutical sciences in the WSU College of Pharmacy. One of the youngest of her fellow students is only 20, and Ruby jokes that her son is older than that.

    Returning to school … » More …

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  • Nicole Kelp
    Finding Your Graduate School Niche

     

    By Ruth Williams

    Earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees from one institution is more common now than ever before for a variety of reasons. While it does depend upon the student and the student’s research and connection with faculty, sometimes completing all degrees at the same institution has major advantages. Washington State University graduate Nicole Kelp is a good example.

    Nicole is a recent graduate of WSU’s Molecular Bioscience Ph.D. program, and currently works as an instructor for the university. Her doctoral research focused on uterine biology, specifically tracking one particular protein and linking it to miscarriage, infertility, and … » More …

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  • Sylvia Omulo
    Seeking Solutions to Antibiotic-resistant Bacterial Infections

    Recent doctoral graduate Sylvia Omulo is working with a team of WSU scientists to stop the spread of untreatable infections.

    By Cheryl Reed

    sylvia omulo in laboratory

    Recent news reports have focused public attention on the alarming threat of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in U.S. hospitals. But the threat is truly global. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a focus of research at the Paul. G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University, and … » More …

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  • The Calculus of Grace

    By Brian Charles Clark

    For Valerie Cheathon, it all adds up. She plans to earn a master’s degree in applied math so she can make movies. Sitting in the Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus of Washington State University one morning, she clearly sees the world as a weave of numbers—and stories.

    “I like applied math. You can help people with math. You can solve problems. Like, how much air conditioning is needed,” gesturing at the expanse of the CUB, “that’s a math problem. The doors are nodes and the connecting hallways get different values … » More …

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  • McNair Scholars Program Grant Renewed

    Washington State University has been awarded a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Education grant for the McNair Achievement Program for five years, according to Raymond Herrera, director of the program. Read More

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  • Artificial Intelligence and Society

    Back in the 1980s, Antonie Bodley was a youngster with a new friend. Teddy Ruxpin was a robotic, storytelling teddy bear that never grew cranky or impatient. Its eyes blinked. Its mouth moved. And the bestselling toy of 1985 engaged kids with stories, songs, and comforting pronouncements about friendship and camaraderie. Bodley, now 34 and a WSU IIDP  graduate, knows that’s where her fascination with robotics and artificial intelligence began to take root. Read More

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  • The Doctoral Program of Endless Possibility

    2017 Ph.D. graduate Mason Burley finds ways to improve mental health treatment

    By Amir Gilmore

    Imagine the endless research possibilities and complex problems you could solve in a flexible graduate program tailored to your individual interests. Spokane native and 2017 Ph.D. graduate Mason Burley realized the possibilities in WSU’s individual interdisciplinary doctoral degree program (IIDP), where he researched mental health treatment through the lens of epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration and policy, and public health.

    “The IIDP allows students to draw upon the strengths and resources from three different departments,” says Mason. “We can ultimately address critical problems that may not be unique to a single … » More …

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  • 2016 Annual Report Available

    The Graduate School 2016 Annual Report is now available. To read enrollment, degrees awarded, graduate school diversity, scholarships and assistantships as well as Graduate School initiatives and student success, download the PDF HERE.

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  • 2017 Evening of Excellence

    The Graduate School hosted the third annual Evening of Excellence on April 13, 2017 at Banyans on the Ridge to honor 53 graduate student scholarship recipients.  In addition to the student scholarships, the Graduate School  also awarded the second Graduate School Mentor Academy Award for Excellence. Read More.

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Admissions


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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]

View Archived Meetings by Academic Year:

Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

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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Finances


Finances

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. Departments and programs generally make assistantship offers during the admissions process; however, current students may be eligible for an assistantship in their program if funding is available. Students should contact their department chair and/or program director for more information.

More information about graduate student assistantships.

Sponsored Student Tuition & Non-Resident Waiver Form

Note: Beginning August 10, we are accepting Sponsored Student Tuition & Non-Resident Waiver forms via myWSU only. Read below for instructions.

Students eligible for Graduate Student Health Insurance and/or applicable non-resident waiver include:

  • Graduates fully supported by a fellowship who are receiving a stipend of at least  $800 per month; engaged in research activity similar to that of a Research Assistant; registered for at least 10 credits or
  • Students in their final semester (defending by enrolled in 2-9 credits) and previously  funded on an assistantship or
  • Students who have completed/submitted the Internship Leave form to the Graduate School

Instructions for submitting forms through myWSU: In myWSU Main Menu, click on WSU: Graduate School: Support Memo

  1. Guarantee Only Instructions: You would submit a guarantee only memo if your department/area is wanting to pay for the students insurance, tuition and/or mandatory fees. You can only use accounts that are 11-14 or 17A. View the Guarantee only instructions (PDF)
  2. Expenditure authority instructions (PDF)
  3. Commitment Only Instructions: Commitment only memo is to be used only when you are seeking waivers that have been committed to your department/area from the Graduate School. These waivers are typically waivers that cannot be received from assistantships. Please be sure to have your Commitment # available.  View the Commitment only instructions (PDF).
  4. Guarantee Commitment Instructions: You would submit this memo if you want to do both: Pay for some fees associated with the student and seek a Graduate School waiver based on a commitment from the Graduate School. View the Guarantee commitment instructions (PDF).
  5. How to print or save to a PDF

Ph.D. Fellowship Tuition Support Program

Some fellowship awards fall short of meeting a graduate fellow’s educational expenses. The Ph.D. Fellowship Tuition Support Program (pdf) allows eligible students to receive support from the Graduate School to augment their fellowship award by providing a supplemental tuition waiver support.

Non-service Payment Form

The Non-service Payment Form authorizes disbursements to individuals who are not obligated to provide services to WSU in exchange for the payments. Please see the Business Policies & Procedures Manual 30.30 for more information.

Non-service payments are processed through AP. The recipient needs to sign up for direct deposit on the travel/AP website.

Fellowship and Grant Funding

Fellowships and grants are available from a number of outside agencies, including private foundations, nonprofits, and state and federal sources. A variety of support is offered, from one-time awards to multi-year support for living expenses, educational fees, conference travel and/or research for beginning to advanced graduate student and postdoctoral levels. Aside from the obvious financial benefit, receipt of external funding exemplifies excellence in research, writing and scholarship. Applying for external fellowships and grants is an excellent professional development experience for many students who will be seeking academic career placement where grant funding is a necessity. For more information about grants, visit the Office of Research Support and Operations Informer website.

Internships

Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify potential internship opportunities that fit within their program of study. Students who wish to participate in a fall or spring internship are required to meet the University’s continuous enrollment policy by either enrolling in a minimum of two graduate credits, be in continuous doctoral status, or be approved for official internship leave. Please see the complete Internship leave policy.

Deposit and Tax Information for Students

Check distribution & direct deposit

We recommend students use direct deposit to ensure fast arrival of funds. They may sign up for direct deposit through Payroll Services.

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.

Graduate School Policies & Procedures


Policies & Procedures

Graduate School Policies and Procedures

All graduate students are required to abide by and meet the regulations and policies set forth in the most current and revised Graduate School Policies and Procedures. Any exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing by the student through the major professor and chair of the major graduate program to the Dean of the Graduate School, who may then consider such an exception.

Policies & Procedures Manual [PDF]
Policies & Procedures Manual [Online]
Policies and Procedures Change Summary [PDF]

Policies and Procedures Manual Archives

For Policies & Procedures revisions or archives, please contact the Graduate School Admissions staff at gradsch@wsu.edu

Additional Policies and Policy Updates

Graduate School Forms


Graduate School Forms

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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

 

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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.

 

 

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

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