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Washington State University Graduate School

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

All graduate programs at WSU are required to have an assessment plan with clearly identified student learning outcomes and practices for collecting, reviewing and using assessment data for program improvement. The student learning outcomes describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that graduate students are expected to learn in their degree program. Links to student learning outcomes for each graduate degree program are listed below.

Graduate ProgramDegree
AccountingPh.D.
AccountingMAcc
Agricultural EconomicsPh.D.
AgricultureM.S.
American StudiesPh.D.
American StudiesM.A.
Animal SciencesPh.D.
Animal SciencesM.S.
AnthropologyPh.D.
AnthropologyM.A.
Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and TextilesM.A.
Applied EconomicsM.S.
ArchitectureM.Arch.
Biological and Agricultural EngineeringPh.D.
Biological and Agricultural EngineeringM.S.
BiologyPh.D.
BiologyM.S.
Chemical EngineeringPh.D.
Chemical EngineeringM.S.
ChemistryPh.D.
ChemistryM.S.
Civil EngineeringPh.D.
Civil EngineeringM.S.
Combined Anatomic Pathology ResidencyPh.D.
Combined Anatomic Pathology ResidencyM.S.
Combined Clinical Microbiology ResidencyPh.D.
Combined Clinical Microbiology ResidencyM.S.
CommunicationPh.D.
CommunicationM.A.
Computer EngineeringM.S.
Computer Science - VancouverM.S.
Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition & Exercise PhysiologyM.S.
Criminal Justice and CriminologyPh.D.
Criminal Justice and CriminologyM.A.
Crop SciencePh.D.
Crop ScienceM.S.
Cultural Studies and Social Thought in EducationPh.D.
Curriculum and InstructionEdM
Curriculum and InstructionM.A.
Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
EconomicsPh.D.
Educational LeadershipPh.D.
Educational LeadershipEdD
Educational LeadershipEdM
Educational LeadershipM.A.
Educational PsychologyPh.D.
Educational PsychologyM.A.
Electrical EngineeringPh.D.
Electrical EngineeringM.S.
EngineeringM.S.
Engineering and Technology ManagementMETM
Engineering SciencePh.D.
EnglishPh.D
EnglishM.A.
English Language LearnersEdM
English Language LearnersM.A.
EntomologyPh.D.
EntomologyM.S.
Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Ph.D.
Environmental EngineeringM.S
Environmental ScienceM.S.
Family Nurse Practitioner DNP
FinancePh.D.
Fine ArtsMFA
Food SciencePh.D.
Food ScienceM.S.
Food Science and ManagementM.S.
Foreign Languages and CulutresM.A.
GeologyPh.D.
GeologyM.S.
Health Policy and AdministrationMHPA
HistoryPh.D.
HistoryM.A.
HorticulturePh.D.
HorticultureM.S.
Hospitality and TourismPh.D.
Immunology and Infectious DiseasesPh.D.
Immunology and Infectious DiseasesM.S.
Individual InterdsiciplinaryPh.D.
Information SystemsPh.D.
Integrative Psysiology and NeurosciencePh.D.
Integrative Psysiology and NeuroscienceM.S.
Interior DesignM.A.
Landscape ArchitectureM.S.
Language, Literacy and TechnologyPh.D.
Literacy EducationEdM
Literacy EducationM.A.
ManagementPh.D.
MarketingPh.D.
Master of Business AdministrationMBA
Masters in TeachingMaster
Material Science and EngineeringPh.D.
Materials Science and EngineeringM.A.
MathematicsPh.D.
MathematicsM.S.
Mathematics & Scinece EducationPh.D.
Mechanical EngineeringPh.D.
Mechanical EngineeringM.S.
Mechanical Engineering - VancouverM.S.
Molecular BiosciencesPh.D.
Molecular BiosciencesM.S.
Molecular Biosciences - ProfessionalPSM
Molecular Plant SciencesPh.D.
MusicM.A.
Natural Resource ScienceM.S.
NeurosciencePh.D.
NeuroscienceM.A.
NursingPh.D.
Operations and Management SciencePh.D.
Pharmaceutical SciencesPh.D.
PhysicsPh.D.
PhysicsM.S.
Plant BiologyPh.D.
Plant BiologyM.A.
Plant Health ManagementM.S.
Plant PathologyPh.D.
Plant PathologyM.S.
Political SciencePh.D.
Political ScienceM.A.
Population HealthDNP
Population HealthMN
Prevention SciencePh.D.
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse PractitionerDNP
Psychology-ClinicalPh.D.
Psychology-ExperimentalPh.D.
Public AffairsMPA
SociologyPh.D.
Software EngineeringM.S.
Soil SciencePh.D.
Soil ScienceM.S.
Special EducationPh.D.
Special EducationEdM
Special EducationM.A.
Speech and Hearing SciencesM.S.
Sport ManagementM.A.
StatisticsM.S.
Strategic CommunicationM.A.
Veterinary Clinical Training ProgramPh.D.
Veterinary Clinical Training ProgramM.S.