Our admission decisions are based on a composite of criteria. We do not use absolute minimum scores ("cutoffs") to make admissions decisions. However, students with GRE scores at or above the 50th percentile and a GPA of at least 3.0 in the bachelor's degree are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants who are interested in applying for an assistantship are encouraged to complete and submit their application materials to the Graduate School prior to the February deadline. Applications submitted after this date will be actively considered if space in the program is still available.
The department accepts applicants year round.
Send your application form, application fee, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to:Office of Graduate Studies and Research
Procedure: Review of applications begins in February and continues until the available openings for the next class are filled. Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications by the February deadlines (typically February 15th), although applications received after this date will be actively considered.
Financial Aid: For Federal Financial Aid information (e.g., student loans), contact Central Washington University's Financial Aid office at 509-963-1611.
Graduate assistantships: Currently, a limited number of graduate assistantships are available for qualified students. These assistantships offer a monthly stipend and a tuition waiver. Assistantships are awarded to students who are beginning in the fall quarter only.
Catalog: The Central Washington University Catalog may be obtained from the Admissions Office (509-963-2194) or you may access the Catalog and other Graduate School documents via their web page.
Previous Graduate Work: Students seeking exemption from a departmental requirement based on completion of similar graduate work elsewhere discuss this with departmental faculty after enrolling. Where appropriate, the faculty will determine whether earlier graduate work may be substituted for Central Washington University departmental requirements.
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