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Professional Degrees at WSU

A professional degree is designed to prepare you to work in a particular profession, often meeting the academic requirements for licensure or accreditation. Prerequisites and admissions requirements may differ from other graduate-level degrees.

Professional degrees at WSU are managed by their respective departments. To find out how to apply for these degrees, visit the links below associated with each degree.


DVM:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

A veterinarian is trained in the science of prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease and injury in animals. Admission to the WSU veterinary medical education program is competitive and requires a broad undergraduate experience. For more information about this degree, visit

MBA:  Master of Business Administration

WSU’s top-ranked online MBA program delivers high-level management skills and strategies to students. Degree concentrations include marketing, finance, hospitality business management, international business, or general. Students graduate in as few as 22-29 months with the skills to become business leaders across cultures and borders. The MBA and Executive MBA programs are offered on our Tri-Cities campus, or online. Find out more about the MBA and the Executive MBA programs at

PharmD:  Doctor of Pharmacy

The WSU College of Pharmacy, located at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, WA,  is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. With its proximity to the Spokane health care community, students have unique opportunities for teaching, collaborative research, and scholarship. For more information about this professional degree, visit

MD: Medical Doctor

The MD program in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine trains you to be more than a physician. It equips you with a rich breadth and depth of experience that fast-forwards your understanding of the practice of medicine. In addition to preparing you to care for individual patients, it readies you to take the lead in addressing community health care issues. You learn to recognize problems in health care delivery, innovate solutions, and mobilize change that improves the health of entire populations.