Graduate Programs

Grad students in presentation, outdoors and lab

As a graduate student at WSU Vancouver, you can develop scholarship, research abilities, and disciplinary and interdisciplinary thinking. You will have opportunities for multiyear, salaried assistantships for teaching and research while working closely with faculty and peers in state-of-the-art laboratories.

The College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Vancouver offers graduate degrees in the following areas:

Mt. St. Helens view from campusIn addition, many doctoral degrees officially offered on the Pullman campus allow you to take some or all of your coursework on the Vancouver campus.

These programs include:

You must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted into graduate study for these programs. You are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research and faculty advisors at the Vancouver campus.

Students in the following doctoral programs are eligible to transfer to WSU Vancouver after the completion of some coursework on the Pullman campus:


Find your mentor

Graduate students work closely with their faculty mentors. Explore the faculty research pages to find a professor whose academic interests fit with yours. Before applying, contact the faculty member you’d like to work with or John Bishop, associate director of the college of arts and sciences, bishopj@wsu.edu, 360-546-9612.

Faculty members can be most helpful to you if they know a little about you. At a minimum, please provide a resume or CV, educational transcripts and information about your research background and interests. Once you decide which potential mentor to contact, check that person’s website for any other special requests.


Apply now

Once you have been in touch with a graduate coordinator or professor and are ready to apply, you may apply online.