Master's and Education Specialist (EDS) Degree Information

  • Checklist for Graduating Students
    1. Apply to Graduate
      Applying to graduate with the School of Graduate Studies and Research is the first step in your degree completion process. Please see instructions about how to apply.

    2. Register for Commencement
      Commencement registration will open on April 15th, 2023 and remain open through May 10th, 2023. Please check back in spring 2023 for more information!

    3. Order your Cap and Gown
      Official CWU regalia is required for participation in Commencement. You must be registered for Commencement in order to place your regalia order with the Wildcat Shop.

    4. Check Ceremony Information

      CWU’s Commencement website is home to all Commencement-related information. Make sure you check back often, as the most up-to-date ceremony information will be listed here first. Find all relevant information regarding your ceremony in the left-hand side bar.

  • Important Dates and Deadlines

    Graduation Application – Important Dates and Deadlines
    Refer to the School of Graduate Studies and Research website for graduation procedures and deadlines.

    • Commencement registration opens – April 15, 2023
    • Commencement registration closes – May 10, 2023
  • Which Ceremony am I in?

    CWU Master's/Education Specialist (EdS) students graduating from the main campus, any of the university centers, or from an online program may only attend the Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony in Ellensburg. All other ceremonies are for undergraduate students.

    Graduate Hooding and Commencement (Ellensburg Ceremony)

  • Register for Commencement

    Commencement registration will be open April 15 – May 10, 2023. Please check back then!