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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.

Imagine Beyond … Imagine Graduate School

Learn about the Graduate School’s workshop series for undergraduate students

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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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.

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Why Washington State University?

Did you know that University means “Unity in Diversity?” We all understand that diversity is vital to learning because it opens up our minds to new ideas and cultures and ways of understanding. Here at Washington State University, we embrace diversity–not just the cultural richness that comes from our international community, but the way that we learn and come to understand our complex world. Graduate students from all corners of the globe have come here to learn and grow and return home to make their own communities better places. If you seek to do good in the world, our learning community will engage, challenge, and equip you for lifelong success. Come to WSU and find true unity in diversity.

OTHER NEWS

  • Kevin Estelle and Tyler Fouty

    Engineering Graduate Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

     

    Washington State University engineering graduate students Kevin Estelle and Tyler Fouty have been awarded 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellowships (NSF GRFP).
    The NSF GRFP supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines who are attending accredited institutions. The program received more than 12,000 applications this year, with 2,000 fellowships awarded nationwide. The award provides three years of financial support that includes a stipend and funds to cover tuition and other university fees.

    The application requires students to demonstrate their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research, and once selected are expected … » More …

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  • Martha Cottam

    Mentor Academy Award for Excellence Winner Announced

    By Ruth Williams

    The Graduate School is pleased to announce that Martha Cottam is the recipient of the 2018 Graduate School Mentor Academy Award for Excellence. Professor Cottam, who is also the Graduate Studies Director of the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, has worked at WSU for more than 25 years, and is one of the longest-serving members of the Graduate Mentor Academy.

    “I was really surprised and honored to receive the award,” says Cottam.

    The Graduate Mentor Academy (GMA) was started around 2005 for the purpose … » More …

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  • Naomi Wallace

    Three Minute Thesis Award Winner

     

    Grad Student Naomi Wallace looking at brain activityNaomi Wallace has won the 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) award for he research presentation titled, “Developing Brains and Biological Clocks.” Naomi is an ARCS PhD student in Neuroscience in the College of Veterinary Science. She earned her BS in Psychology with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Denver, and completed an undergraduate senior thesis on the relationships among socioeconomic status, sleep problems and mental health in 8- to 10-year-old … » More …

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