Washington State University

Washington State University (WSU) is a public research institution with its main campus in Pullman, Washington, USA. WSU is comprised of several other campuses in the country and offers a wide variety of master's degree programs.
  • Average Tuition USD 25,000
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • Students 24,904
  • International Students 7%
  • Intakes Fall, Spring
  • Application Deadline January 10, July 1
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Washington State University (WSU) provides master's degree students an opportunity to be innovative while still teaching them with real-life scenarios to be good candidates in prospective fields through its 76 Master's degree programs which cut across engineering, agriculture, arts, economics, sciences and so many areas of study. Students learn the value of research, the power of ideas, and the ways in which different disciplines approach and solve similar challenges, making them useful to their personal and career lives. WSU provides students with experiential learning opportunities to further hone their problem-solving skills by working closely with world-renowned faculty on research projects that are solving big world problems. WSU’s on-campus employment is made available to international students. Also, teaching, research or graduate internships are provided for master’s degree students. Various facilities are made available to enhance the college experience for students such as health insurance, health and well-being centers, libraries, volunteer programs and many more. WSU offers 600+ study abroad programs in over 70 countries around the world and the school is committed to supporting students to go abroad by enlarging opportunities, encouraging college commitment, increasing funding and eliminating barriers. Notable alumni of Washington State University include Edward R. Murrow- broadcast journalist and Gary Larson - Cartoonist.
  • 01WSU is accredited by NWCCU - the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • 02WSU is ranked among the Top 100 Public School in the U.S by U.S. News & World Report 2018.
  • 03WSU was named among universities with the “highest research activityâ€� in the Carnegie Classification 2016.

Master Programs

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    Accounting

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Agriculture

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Agriculture. The program offers courses that focus on forestry, horticulture, plant breeding, soil science, and plant nutrition.

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    Agriculture - Food Science and Management

    This innovative master’s degree option combines WSU’s world-renowned food-science graduate program with courses in organizational management. The Food Science & Management option is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of food science through courses in the food science core, as well as executive management skills gained through courses in the management core. The combination means that you will be uniquely qualified to meet the increasing demand for managers who understand both research and economics.

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    Agriculture - Plant Health Management

    WSU’s Master of Science in Agriculture degree, Plant Health Management option combines WSU’s world-renowned plant science graduate programs with business course in organizational management. The result is a high-quality MS degree to help advance your career. You will be qualified to manage commercial-scale agricultural or horticultural operations and address problems with plant pathogens, insects, and weeds, as well as environmental factors that affect plant health. You will be equipped to serve in decision-making roles and have essential skills for maximizing plant health using modern, scientifically sound methods.

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    American Studies

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

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    Animal Sciences

    Animal Sciences offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in animal science. Programs are flexible and designed to meet the needs and interests of the student and, as such, specific degree requirements are determined through individual consultation with an advisor and a special committee. The department maintains herds of dairy cattle, beef cattle, and swine for research and teaching purposes.

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    Anthropology

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Applied Economics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Architecture

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Biological and Agricultural Engineering

    The department of Biological Systems Engineering integrates the biological sciences and engineering for the development of engineering solutions to agricultural, food and natural systems.

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    Biology

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Chemical Engineering

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

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    Chemistry

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Civil Engineering

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Communication

    The M. A. in Communication at Washington State University is designed for individuals seeking higher-level and focused understanding of communication theory, processes and phenomena, whether their intent is to prepare for doctoral-level study in pursuit of an academic career or a communication-related career in business, government, education, research, or the communications industry. Successful completion of the program normally requires two academic years of full time study and results in the granting of the Master of Arts in Communication.

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    Computer Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas in analysing, designing, developing and operating computer hardware and software systems, and related equipment and facilities.

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    Computer Science

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

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    Criminal Justice and Criminology

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Crop Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Plant Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of experimental plant biology, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry, and plant cell biology.

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    Education - Curriculum & Instruction

    The Curriculum and Instruction specialization offers students rigorous and individually tailored programs of study. The M.A. and Ed.M. degree programs are designed for students with bachelor degrees who have an interest in deepening their knowledge in a specific content area (in or outside the College of Education) as well as educational research in curriculum and instruction. The master’s degree programs also emphasize applying research, theory, and evidence-based practices to improve education. This specialization is designed especially for teachers who wish to take courses in their teaching field as well as advanced coursework in teaching and learning.

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    Education - English Language Learners

    WSU offers two masters degree programs in English language learners (ELL) education. The non-thesis Ed.M. degree focuses on K-12. Its purpose is to develop teachers’ or other professionals’ knowledge and skills. The M.A. degree is designed for students who wish to focus on educational research in language and literacy and who may pursue a doctoral degree.

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    Education - Literacy Education

    WSU offers two masters degree programs in literacy education. The non-thesis Ed.M. degree focuses on K-12. Its purpose is to develop teachers’ or other professionals’ knowledge and skills. The M.A. degree is designed for students who wish to focus on educational research in literacy and who may pursue a doctoral degree.

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    Education - Sport Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Electric Power Engineering PSM

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Electrical Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    Engineering & Technology Management

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    English

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the environment, engineering thermodynamics, the fundamentals of process engineering and chemistry.

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    Environmental Science

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Fine Arts

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    Food Science

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process and production of high quality and nutritious foods.

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    Foreign Languages and Cultures

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Health Policy and Administration

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

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    History

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Horticulture

    This is a research-based degree, involving a formal, major research project. The objectives are to train students in the experimental method and to prepare students for handling major projects after graduation or for entering a doctoral program.

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    Interior Design

    The philosophy of the Interior Design program is based on a concern for human beings and the creation of interior settings that support human activities and values. Graduates of the program in Interior Design should be able to think clearly and creatively and to solve problems in a professionally competent manner. Above all, an interior design education will help the student to develop intellectual curiosity, which allows the graduate to continue to develop as a person and as a designer throughout life.

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    Materials Science and Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical sciences; social sciences; engineering analysis; systems design; computer applications; and evaluation methodology.

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    Mathematics

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    MBA, Executive MBA

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Molecular Biosciences

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, evolution, and microbes.

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    Music

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Natural Resource Sciences

    This degree provides an atmosphere of scholarship coupled with research opportunities that produces people capable of responding to the complicated issues of use, management, and protection of the environment and its natural resources.

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    Neuroscience

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Nursing

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Physics

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Plant Biology

    Our plant biology students generally focus on research in the broad areas of plant physiology, ecology, evolution, systematics, and molecular biology.

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    Plant Pathology

    Plant Pathology is the study of plant diseases caused by pathogens and environmental factors; it involves study in mycology, bacteriology, nematology, virology, disease physiology and biochemistry, molecular biology of host-parasite relationships, etiology, ecology and epidemiology of plant diseases, disease resistance, and integrated disease management using cultural, chemical, biological and and biotechnological approaches. Because of its broad mission, the Department of Plant Pathology has strong interrelationships with all other plant- and biology-oriented departments and commodity groups within the state and nationally and internationally. The mission of the department reflects the strategic goals of Washington State University by advancing knowledge of plant pathology through creative research and scholarship, by extending that knowledge worldwide through the training of graduate students, and by applying the knowledge to protect the quality and quantity of the local and global food supply.

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    Political Science

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Affairs

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

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    Software Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems.

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    Special Education

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Speech and Hearing Sciences

    The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ master’s program in speech-language pathology is based at WSU Spokane. A bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology is not mandatory; however, students entering the graduate program with undergraduate majors in related fields must complete a core of prerequisites including 32 hours of undergraduate courses. All students are required to complete a statistics course. This is considered a prerequisite, and not part of the graduate program, although the course may be taken at graduate level.

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    Sport Management

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation leadership.

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    Statistics

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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    Strategic Communication

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    Washington State University’s online MA in Strategic Communication is designed for those who want to excel in advertising, public relations, corporate communication, and communication management. Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, the degree will advance and energize your career.

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    Teaching - Elementary

    The MIT is intended for those who possess a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and is designed to prepare students to become effective elementary or secondary education teachers. This program of study leads to a master’s degree and a State of Washington elementary or secondary education teaching certificate.

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    Teaching - Secondary

    The MIT is intended for those who possess a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and is designed to prepare students to become effective elementary or secondary education teachers. This program of study leads to a master’s degree and a State of Washington elementary or secondary education teaching certificate.

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    Veterinary Science

    USD 11,897 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Veterinary Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal behavior, and the treatment and prevention of diseases.

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    Veterinary Science - Immunology and Infectious Diseases

    The MS program in Immunology and Infectious Diseases provides education and training in immunology and host-pathogen interactions of bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections of animals and humans. The academic research environment is enriched by integration of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, the School of Molecular Biosciences, and the USDA-ARS Animal Disease Research Unit. Dissertation research is carried out under the direction of highly collaborative research faculty who are internationally recognized for their research in infectious diseases.

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    Veterinary Science - Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

    The Master’s program in Veterinary Sciences: Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) is a very flexible program ideally suited for those students interested in pursuing master’s level graduate work with a faculty member in IPN but not interested in the Neuroscience program. This often includes (but is not limited to) faculty in the muscle/biomechanical group in the department. Because of the wide range of potential thesis topics, the selection of appropriate class work for an individual student’s program is left to the discretion of the student and their mentor. Classes typically include some background courses as well as graduate seminars, professional development opportunities, and a course in proposal writing and presentation. The primary difference between the MS and PhD programs is that the depth of the thesis project for a MS degree is significantly less than that for the PhD degree. Because of the short time to completion, students pursuing a MS degree do not participate in rotations and must have an identified mentor before they enter into the program. The non-thesis option in Veterinary Sciences: IPN is no longer offered.

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    Veterinary Science - Veterinary Clinical Training Program

    The graduate program in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) at Washington State University is a plan of study leading to a master’s degree, and preparing the resident for certification in his/her area of clinical assignment. The objectives of the program are to promote high standards of scholarly creativity, proficiency in a clinical discipline and professional service, experience in teaching, and independent and critical research. Areas of service and research may include: internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, neurology, surgery, radiology, clinical pathology, theriogenology, equine exercise physiology, exotic animal medicine, epidemiology, mastitis, and production medicine.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 140
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 301
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 391
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 259
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 244

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 300
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500
  • Minimum ACT 20
  • Average SAT Score 1525

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    A number of scholarships/financial awards exist for master’s degree students such as the Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship, Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship, Anne and Russ Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship, Arnold and Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities and so many others. The scholarships and fellowships provide a valuable financial assistance to ensure outstanding students can enjoy the benefits of a superior academic experience.

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