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Phone: 509-963-2381

Graduate Programs Overview

Information about graduate studies at CWU is available at the School of Graduate Studies and Research.  Information about graduate courses, programs, and Master's degree guidelines is available at the online graduate catalog (use the drop-down menu at this link to select the graduate catalog).   

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The Department of Psychology has three graduate programs.  For general information, please see our Graduate Students in Psychology Handbook for 2022-2023.  For information about the specific programs, click on the desired program below. 

All our graduate programs are currently waiving GRE requirements for applications for admissions for Fall 2022.

  • Experimental Psychology: This degree is research oriented.  Graduates will often work in colleges, universities, research centers, government, and private businesses. Many will continue on for doctoral programs.
  • School Psychology: This degree leads to state and national certification as a school psychologist in K-12 schools. School psychologists focus on improving academic, developmental, and social/emotional outcomes for students in the school environment. Candidates are trained to provide assessment, intervention, and consultation services while serving students from the preschool through high school level.
  • Mental Health Counseling (Not accepting student applications for 2023-24): This is an applied degree where students use research to counsel clients in need. Graduates work with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients in community mental health, schools, and in private practice.

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