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. If you’re interested in pursuing a graduate degree under the advisement of one of our faculty members, start by visiting their website and contact them directly.
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:
- Environmental Science, M.S.
- Biology and Plant Biology, M.S. and Ph.D.
- Mathematics, M.S. and Ph.D.
- Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Ph.D.
- Neuroscience, Ph.D.
Students in Vancouver may also participate in activities on the university’s main campus in Pullman.
- View a directory of current graduate students to see what others are working on
- View our program booklet: Graduate Study in the Natural Sciences (PDF)
Instructions for applications to WSU Vancouver science graduate programs.