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2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Studies and Research

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The University provides quality graduate programs in selected fields, taught by a faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research. A hallmark of this University is to offer our graduate students:

  • Small classes
  • Opportunities to work closely with professors
  • An excellent learning environment
  • Low tuition
  • Hands-on research experience
  • An attractive setting in a friendly community

Administration and Organization


The Office of Graduate Studies and Research welcomes visits and inquiries from graduate students and prospective graduate students. Our staff is here to assist the academic community, both in the area of graduate studies as well as in the sphere of grants and sponsored research.

Dean: TBA
Director of Sponsored Research: Roger Fouts
Research and Sponsored Programs Administrator: Julie Guggino
Fiscal Technician III: Peggy Hill

Graduate Studies

Admissions Program Coordinator: Justine Eason
Post Admission Program Coordinator: Dawn Muzzall
Program Assistant: Diane Houser

Barge Hall, room 305
509-963-1799 Fax

Business hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday (Pacific Time), except holidays. If you call during non-business hours, be sure to let us know when and where to reach you and we will return your call as soon as possible.

General Information


The graduate experience at CWU is challenging, rewarding, and exciting. But, like every quality experience, it is subject to certain rules and policies to insure that high academic standards are maintained. Below, we present information about CWU’s graduate programs. We seek to ensure that graduate students are fully apprised of the policies and procedures governing student progress. It is the responsibility of graduate students to familiarize themselves with these and the policies of the programs in which they are enrolled.

Central believes in equal educational and employment opportunity for all without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any sensory, physical, or mental handicap.

Additional information concerning university policies and regulations applicable to graduate programs, including accreditation, institutional memberships, grading practices, mission and roles, and tuition and fees, will be found in various sections of this catalog. Consult the Table of Contents or index for further information.

Definition of a Graduate Student


A graduate student is anyone duly admitted to graduate study at CWU, and who is officially enrolled in a graduate program here. Graduate programs offered include master’s degree programs, fifth year and other certification programs, and non-degree study as a resident or visiting graduate student.

Programs of Graduate Study


Graduate Degrees. Central Washington University offers the following graduate degrees:

Master of Arts
English: Literature
English: TESOL
Individual Studies
Theatre Production

Master of Arts for Teachers

Master of Education
School Administration
Individual Studies
Master Teacher
Reading Specialist
School Counseling
School Psychology
Special Education

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Music

Master of Professional Accountancy

Master of Science
Mental Health Counseling
Engineering Technology
Experimental Psychology
Exercise Science
Family and Consumer Sciences
Individual Studies
Health and Physical Education
Resource Management

Graduate Certificate Programs


In addition to the degree programs available, CWU offers the following graduate certificate programs. See Graduate Certificate Programs below for details.

Renewal of Initial or Residency Certificate
Fifth-year of Study for Continuing or Professional Certificate
Endorsement-Only Program
Residency Principal’s Certificate
Continuing Principal’s Certificate
Continuing Program Administrator
Educational Staff Associate Certificate

School Counselor
School Psychologist