Central Washington University offers admission to applicants showing high potential for success in their chosen graduate disciplines. CWU admits students with diverse backgrounds to enhance the learning environment for all students.
Admission to CWU requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. In addition, applicants must earn a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all coursework attempted in at least the last 90 quarter (60 semester) hours of recognized academic work.
Admission decisions are based on a combination of factors. Grade point average, letters of recommendation from professors or others able to critically assess success in a graduate program, statement of purpose, standardized test scores (if applicable), academic preparation for work in the proposed field, and interests as matched with those of our faculty are all taken into consideration.
We encourage prospective students to call, write to, or visit professors with similar areas of interest. The insert lists departmental, program and contact information. Such contact provides details about the department and help in determining if your program and research interests match those of department graduate faculty members.