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Undergraduate students

Incoming freshmen

Transfer students

Graduate students

Graduate students must apply to both the WSU Graduate School (university) and The College of Education’s Office of Graduate Education (that’s us).

Even though we’re not in charge of this process, as a service, we’ll let you know that you’ll need the following:

—Official transcripts showing all previous college or university coursework

—Three letters of recommendation

—Current resume documenting previous educational, work, volunteer, or research experiences that are relevant to the degree program to which you are applying.

—A brief statement of your professional objectives and how you believe they will be promoted by admission to program to which you are applying. Do not exceed two typed single-spaced pages.

—Some programs require an academic writing sample. Check the program supplemental application for specifics.

—Some programs require examinations such as the GRE, WEST-B and WEST-E/NES. Check the program supplemental application for specifics.

International Students. You must also be prepared to submit the following prior to the deadline:

—Applicants must have an official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores submitted directly to the Graduate School (school code 4705) from testing services.

—Financial Verification. You may submit your application materials without the financial verification but before final admission may be offered you must submit official documentation.

Please see the Graduate School’s International Requirements page for more information.

The following information is for those planning to attend WSU’s Pullman campus. For information about applying for education programs on other campuses, please check with that campus.

  •  Our Office of Graduate Education supplemental application. You must also do this.

Supplemental application for the program to which you are applying

We have multiple programs with different application deadlines including the Master in Teaching program of November 15th each year and a priority deadline for doctoral programs in the College of Education of December 1 for fall admission.  All other master’s degree applicants the priority deadline is January 10th each year. Applications received prior to the deadline will have first priority for full consideration into the programs, as well as for consideration for assistantships and funding. Applications received after the deadlines may be reviewed on a space available basis.


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