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Prospective Students

CWU has been an accredited institution since 1918. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). NWCCU is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the authority on the educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the Northwest region of the United States, including the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, as well as Canada.

To be considered, applicants to this graduate program must have been awarded (or about to be awarded) a 4-year bachelor’s degree. The minimum GPA is 3.00. The GRE is not required. The minimum TOEFL for international students is 79 IBT/213 computer/550 paper which can be waived if you have received a Bachelor's degree from a US university or a university where English is the main language of instruction or the student has an IELTS of 6.5.

The target audience consists primarily of computer science graduates (i.e., graduates with a Major in computer science). We also target graduates with a Minor in computer science and a Major in one of the application domains (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and geology). On a case by case basis, graduates from the application domains, without a Minor in computer science, may be also accepted, if they have enough credits from the following computer related courses: CS 301 Data Structures and Math 330 Discrete Mathematics (or their equivalents). 

General information about applying to CWU's Graduate School
Application information for out-of-state students

Application information for international students
Prospective Graduate Student Forms

Transfer of Credit

A maximum of 15 quarter credits completed before formal admission, including a maximum of 9 quarter credits transferred from other accredited institutions which offer graduate degrees, may be accepted. The credits must be approved as part of the official Course of Study filed in the Graduate Studies Office. Approval of transfer credit shall be made through Graduate Studies and Research only after an official Course of Study has been filed and only after official transcripts have been submitted directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. Transfer credit must be graded A or B. No credit earned more than 6 years before the date of the master's degree award may be counted as part of the degree credit requirements except as may be approved by formal action of the Dean of Graduate Studies.


Scholarships are available from Scholarships Central. For international students, please check the Financial Resources & Scholarships for International Students page for details.

The CWU student employment website contains information on how to find a job, and provides general information about how many hours a student may work and be enrolled in classes at the same time.

Fellowships, graduate student summer research fellowships, and student travel grants are also available (check the forms and documents page of the graduate school).

Further Questions Regarding How To Enroll:

Central Washington University
School of Graduate Studies and Research

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA  98926-7510

Phone: (509) 963-3101

Physical location: Barge 214

Any other questions

Dr. Razvan Andonie, Professor
Director of the Computational Science Master's Program
Phone: (509) 963-1430

Department of Computer Science
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7520

Physical location: Samuelson 207-B


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