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Why is Graduate School a good choice?

  • Research: At Washington State University, graduate students collaborate closely with world-renowned faculty on research projects that help solve the world’s most critical problems. You can have an impact on the world.
  • Earning Potential: Your chance for financial success grows exponentially with a graduate degree.
  • Job Security: Washington state has a shortage of people holding graduate degrees. Your chances of building a satisfying career are significantly improved.
  • Financial Assistance: The majority of WSU graduate students have 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

WSU is committed to providing a high-quality graduate education in a family-friendly environment. Discover some of the resources and benefits of attending graduate school in a quiet, safe community at any of our campuses.

Explore Your Options

Begin planning for graduate school early in your undergraduate career. Explore the specifics of courses that interest you, or check out all of WSU’s graduate degrees, professional degrees, and graduate certificates. 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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Resources and Deadlines

Current Students


Navigating your degree

Graduating This Semester?

Follow these step-by-step instructions

Doctoral Degree Deadlines and Procedures

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 Deadlines and Procedures

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 Deadlines and Procedures

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Jobs and Student Resources

Training and Information

Tools

Deadlines and Procedures

Find out more about Graduate School deadlines and procedures. For questions, contact gradschool@wsu.edu.

Graduate School Leave Policies

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

 

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A Bear in Your Sight is Worth Two in the Bush
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Doctoral Candidate Researches Persuasive Power of Communication Technologies

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Graduate Student Andrew Raub Earns BAEF Fellowship

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Grad Student in Civil Engineering Detects Damage Inside Concrete

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Pharm D candidate selected as ASPET Washington Fellow

 

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Grad student’s research replacing cement with fly ash greatly improves concrete

 

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MFA Student’s Art Reveals Deeper Truths Through Humor 

 

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  • A Bear in Your Sight is Worth Two in the Bush

    By Carla De Lira and Cynthia Hollenbeck

    If you’ve ever hiked in the wilderness and seen a large object nearby, you may have asked yourself, “Was that a bear or a bush?” To master’s student in natural resource sciences at Washington State University, Cullen Anderson, the question is an important component of his research. Cullen studies how the black bear population data from North Cascades National Park in Washington state can provide important information for park management decision making. Cullen Anderson with Bear Decoy at North Cascades National ParkCullen Anderson carrying one of his bear decoys for his
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  • Doctoral Student Researches Language and Technology to Help Others

    By Elle Ciaciuch O’Neill and Cynthia Hollenbeck

    Jose Riera, Ph.D. candidate in Washington State University’s College of Education, focuses his research on developing computer applications to help foreign language learners, immigrants, and individuals with communicative disabilities to improve their pronunciation skills. According to Jose, there are 1 billion foreign language learners, 275 million immigrants, and 550 million individuals with communicative disabilities worldwide. With these numbers, Jose hopes this research will make a notable impact on the language-learning world.

    One of the main challenges for second language learners is understanding and articulating unfamiliar new sounds in their target language. Jose believes that by providing these learners … » More …

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  • Horticulturist Explores Genetics of Resistance to Fire Blight in Apples

    By Cynthia Hollenbeck and Elle Ciaciuch O’Neill

    Sarah Kostick, Ph.D., is making great strides in the world of apple breeding at Washington State University. By investigating resistance/susceptibility to fire blight in apples to enable more efficient development of apple varieties with resistance to fire blight, she has found that specific genomic regions (also called genetic loci) are associated with resistance, and much more.

    Fire blight is a devastating bacterial disease that affects a range of apple cultivars (varieties). This disease has the potential to cause tree death and, depending on the year, can destroy entire orchards. Fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, can infect … » More …

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6 Campuses, including online

39 Extension Offices

4 Research and Extension Centers