Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: 509-527-2421


Master's degree programs are offered in biology, education, counseling psychology, and social work. Graduate study is planned with reference to the student's previous academic preparation, experience, personal qualifications, and future objectives. Close cooperation between the student and adviser is essential.


Graduate programs provide an atmosphere which stimulates intellectual curiosity and independent thinking. They are designed to develop an appreciation for the value of research, to provide involvement with basic research techniques, and to strengthen professional competence in areas of specialization.


To qualify for regular admission, an applicant to a graduate program shall have met the following criteria:

  1. Graduated from an accredited four-year college or university by the time of enrollment as evidenced by a transcript showing the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Completed an appropriate undergraduate major or prerequisite credit hours as specified by the department.
  3. Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for either the total hours or for the last 96 quarter hours of the baccalaureate degree.
  4. Obtained recommendations from three individuals knowing the applicant's professional abilities and personal qualities well.
  5. Submitted a personal statement of professional goals and objectives as directed by the department concerned.
  6. Achieved a score of 550 on the written TOEFL or a score of 213 on the computer TOEFL or a score of 79 on the internet test, if English is spoken as a Second Language.
  7. Met additional admission requirements as specified by the department concerned.

When all application materials have been received, they will be sent to the respective graduate department for evaluation and a recommendation about acceptance. Admission is by official action of the Graduate Council.


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Last update on August 26, 2014