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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 located in Spokane, Washington, is full accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. With its proximity to the Spokane healthcare community, students have unique opportunities for teaching, collaborative research, and scholarship. For  more information, visit the following page:

MD: Medical Doctor

The MD program in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine trains you to be more than a physician. The College equips you with depth and breadth of experience that advances your understanding of the practice of medicine. In addition, you will be prepared to care for individual patients, ready to take the lead in addressing community healthcare issues. You will learn to recognize problems in healthcare delivery, to create innovative solutions, and to mobilize change that improves the health of populations.


METM: Master of Engineering and Technology Management

Washington State University’s Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program prepares engineering and business professionals to make strategic and operational decisions and become leaders in the management of technology. Courses provide practicing engineers with the knowledge, tools, and skills to manage projects, operations, organizations, and people. The ETM program is specifically tailored for professionals who want to advance their careers while still working full time. Live, online classes are available from anywhere and are also recorded and available on-demand.

PSM-EPE: Professional Science Master’s Degree in Electrical Power Engineering

WSU’s Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Electrical Power Engineering combines advanced technical courses with professional management training to help students achieve high-paying employment.