Graduate Study in Natural Sciences

Mt. St. Helens, student in lab and ecosystem

Explore science in the Pacific Northwest

As part of Washington State University, WSU Vancouver is a small school with big-school resources. Graduate students can work on well-funded research in state-of-the-art laboratories. Most receive multiyear stipends combining teaching and research assistantships as well as tuition waivers.

WSU Vancouver is just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, and is close to the Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. In addition to its celebrated quality of life, the Pacific Northwest boasts a fruitful climate for scientific collaboration, with opportunities at numerous medical, environmental, research and teaching institutions throughout the region.

Faculty research and graduate study

WSU Vancouver science faculty conduct research across the broad disciplines of biological sciences, environmental science, neuroscience and mathematics.

Many faculty pursue interdisciplinary projects that span these divisions, including: conservation ecology, disturbance ecology, marine ecology, molecular biology, oceanography, environmental chemistry, environmental physics, biogeochemistry, animal behavior, community ecology, microbial ecology, hydrology, statistical ecology, computational biology, and mathematical neuroscience. You may pursue the following degrees on the Vancouver campus:

Students in Vancouver may also participate in activities on the university’s main campus in Pullman.


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Instructions for applications to WSU Vancouver science graduate programs.