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CWU Graduate Programs

Central Washington University Graduate Programs - Alphabetical List


Athletic Administration
Computational Science
Cultural and Environmental Resource Management
English Literature
English Online Professional and Creative Writing
English TESOL
Experimental Psychology
Family and Child Life
Family and Consumer Sciences - Career and Technical Education
Fine Arts
Geological Sciences
Health and Physical Education
Higher Education
Individual Studies
Information Technology and Administrative Management
Integrative Human Physiology
Law and Justice
Master Teacher
Mental Health Counseling
Primate Behavior
Public Health
School Administration
School Psychology
Special Education (admissions on hold)
Theatre Production
Theatre Studies

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Programs (listed by College)


Art (M.F.A.)
Admissions: Fall

Specializations: Ceramics, Computer Art, Jewelry & Metal Smithing, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Sculpture

Contact info: Assistant Professor Rachel Kirk, (509) 963-2665

English (M.A.)
Admissions: Rolling

Specializations: Literature

Contact info: Dr. Christopher Schedler, (509) 963-1357

English (M.A.)
Admissions: Rolling

Specializations: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Contact Info: Dr. Charles (Xingzhong) Li; (509) 963-1598

English (M.A.)
Admissions: Fall
(Online program)

Specialization: Professional and Creative Writing

Contact info: Dr. Katharine Whitcomb; (509) 963-1865

History (M.A.)
Admissions: Fall

Specializations: Department list of 30+ fields of study

Contact info: Dr. Jason Knirck  (509) 963-2422, Mailstop: 7553

Music (M.M.)
Admissions: Fall

Music Education: Admissions: Summer

Specializations: Composition, Conducting, Performance, Pedagogy, Music Education

Contact info: Dr. Bret P. Smith (509) 963-1548 Mailstop: 7458

Theatre Arts (M.A.)
Admissions: Summer

Specialization: Theatre Production

Contact info: Christina (Tina) Barrigan (509) 963- 3292 Mailstop: 7460

Theatre Arts (M.A.)
Admissions: Fall

Specialization: Theatre Studies

Contact info: Christina (Tina) Barrigan (509) 963-1273,  Mailstop: 7460



Curriculum, Supervision and Educational Leadership (MEd) Admissions: Rolling
(Online program)

Specialization: Master Teacher

Contact info: Dr. Denise Shaw; (509) 963-2259

Curriculum, Supervision and Educational Leadership  (MEd) Admissions: Rolling
(Online program)

Specialization: School Administration

Contact info: Dr. Donald Wattam, (509) 963-3075

Applicants who are seeking Certification only who have already earned and ARE NOT SEEKING a Master's Degree please click here for  Admission Procedures
Curriculum, Supervision and Educational Leadership (MEd) Admissions: Rolling
(Online program)
Specialization: Higher Education

Contact info: Dr. Donald Wattam,  (509) 963-3075

Education, Development, Teaching and Learning  (MEd)
Admissions: Summer
(Online Program)

Specialization: Literacy

Contact info:  Dr. Sharryn Walker; (509) 963-2133

Education, Development, Teaching and Learning (MEd)
Admissions: On Hold as of spring 2018

Specialization: Special Education

This program is currently under revision and new applications are not being accepted as of spring 2018

Contact info:  Dr. Wendie Lappin Castillo; (509) 963-1104

Family and Child Life (M.S.)
Admissions: Summer and Fall

Specialization: Family and Child Life

Contact info: Dr. Amy Claridge; Amy.Claridge@cwu (509) 963-2758
Family and Consumer Sciences (M.S.)
Admissions: Summer and Fall

Specialization: Career and Technical Education 

Contact info: Dr. Kimberlee Bartel; (509) 963-1970

Health Sciences (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall

Specialization: Integrative Human Physiology

Contact info: Dr. Karen Roemer; (509) 963-2746

Health Sciences (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall

Specialization: Nutrition

Contact info: Dr. David Gee; (509) 963-2772

Health Sciences (M.P.H) Admissions: Fall

Specialization: Public Health

Contact Info: Dr Tishra Beeson; (509) 963 2494

Industrial & Engineering Technology (M.S.)
Admissions: On Hold

Specialization: Safety and Health Management coming soon

Contact info: (509) 963-1913

Information Technology and Administrative Management  (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall
(Online program/Administrative Management on campus option)
Specializations: Information Technology, Administrative Management, Cybersecurity  or Structures of Data Analytics for IT Managers                                            

Contact info: Dr. Julie Bonner; (509) 963-2630

Physical Education, School Health and Movement Students (M.S.)
Admissions: Summer
(Hybrid online program)

Specializations: Health and Physical Education

Contact info: Dr. Mark Perez; (509) 963-1919

Physical Education, School Health and Movement Students (M.S.)
Admissions: Summer

(Online program)

Specialization:  Athletic Administration
Contact info: Dr. Rory Weishaar; 509-963-2265


Biological Sciences (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall

Specialization: Biological Sciences

Contact info: Dr. Kris Ernest; (509)963-2805

Chemistry (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer

Specialization: Chemistry

Contact info: Dr. Carin Thomas, (509) 963-2815

Cultural and Environmental Resource Management  (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall
Specialization: Anthropology

Contact info: Dr. Patrick McCutcheon; (509) 963-2075
This program is part of WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program

Cultural and Environmental Resource Management  (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall
Specialization: Geography

Contact info: Dr. Jennifer Lipton; (509) 963-1164
This program is part of WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program

Computer Science (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall

Specialization: Computational Science

Contact info: Dr. Razvan Andonie; (509) 963-1430

Geology (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall

Specializations: Active & Regional Tectonics; Continental Dynamics & Seismology; Environmental Geochemistry; GeomorphologyGeomorphology & Climate Change, Paleohydrology & Volcanology

Contact info: Dr. Lisa Ely; 
(509) 963-2177

Law & Justice (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall

Specialization: Law and Justice

Contact info: Dr. Cody Stoddard;
(509) 963-3252

Primate Behavior (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall

Specialization: Primate Behavior

Contact info: Dr. Jessica Mayhew; (509) 963-3220
This program is part of WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program

Psychology (M.S.)
Admissions: Rolling

Specialization: Experimental Psychology

Contact info: Dr. Ralf Greenwald, (509)964-3630

Psychology (M.S.)
Admissions: Fall

Specialization: Mental Health Counseling

Contact info: Dr. Meaghan Nolte  (509) 963-2254

Psychology (Ed.S.)
Admissions: Fall

Specialization: School Psychology

Contact info: Dr. Heath Marrs; (509) 963-2349



Individual Studies

Individual StudiesSpecializations: MA, MEd, MS, MFA
Webpage: Individual Studies

Contact info: Dr. Kevin Archer;; (509) 963-3101


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