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Prospective Students


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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Faculty and Staff


Resources and Deadlines

Resources for you

 

Register Now for the upcoming Graduate Recruitment Summit on October 9, 2018

Advising

Assistantship information, processing, forms, & guidelines

Student Deadlines

Graduate Student FORMS

Student Review Guidelines

TOEFL scores

Policies for Graduate Mentors

 

Finance

Finance information

PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program

RADS Nominations

Student Scholarships

Other Tools

Degree Program Database Editing instructions (for http://gradschool.wsu.edu/degrees)

Program Bylaws

Join graduate coordinator listserv:  email cheryl.reed@wsu.edu to join

Recruitment Tools and Resources

 

Resources for your Students

Current Students


Navigating your degree

Graduating This Semester?

Make sure you follow all the instructions on this website: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/graduating-this-semester/


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.

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    Connecting graduate education to underserved populations

     

    Creating a national model to connect graduate education in the humanities to rural and underserved populations is the aim of a new Washington State University effort being funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more

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