Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Online Learning

The Office of Multimodal Learning seeks to assure that Central Washington University maintains the highest standards of excellence in online learning and is recognized regionally and nationally for offering outstanding online programs that provide increased access of educational opportunities to diverse, place-bound, traditional, and non-traditional students.

Online offerings at CWU are meant to:

  • provide more flexible access to content and instruction for learners who are unable to attend traditional face-to-face offerings
  • provide greater educational course and program selection for students
  • improve time-to-degree completion by offering students greater course scheduling flexibility

More information about online learning at CWU is available on the web at: www.cwu.edu/online-learning.


Prospective students interested in entering an online program submit an application to the School of Graduate Studies and Research at www.cwu.edu/masters.

See tuition rates and fees or refer to the Registrar Services home page at www.cwu.edu/registrar.  Programs and classes funded through the Office of Continuing Education courses are offered on a self-support basis and the tuition schedule is separate from full-time tuition and fees. To find out if your prospective program is offered through the OCE, visit the Continuing Education web site at www.cwu.edu/ce. All tuition and fees are subject to change.

Student Services  
Questions regarding services that accommodate physical- and learning-disabled students can be directed towards Disability Services at DS@cwu.edu. CWU also offers career counseling through our Career Services office. They can be contacted by e-mailing career@cwu.edu. Tutoring is available for some subjects, including math and writing. Students can e-mail onlinetutoring@cwu.edu for additional information.

Financial Aid   
Students enrolled in an online program are eligible to apply for financial aid. For more information about financial aid, visit www.cwu.edu/financial-aid.

Information on veterans benefits is available through the Veterans Center on the Ellensburg campus by calling 509- 963-3028 or by e-mailing va@cwu.edu.

Access to library services is available to students enrolled in the online programs through the CWU Brooks Library, which is available by logging on to www.lib.cwu.edu. Assistance in acquiring reference materials may also be obtained by calling 800-290-3327. On-site library resource centers are also located at CWU-Ellensburg, CWU-Des Moines, and CWU-Lynnwood.

Textbooks may be purchased through the Wildcat Shop at www.wildcatshop.net.

EdS School Psychology (Hybrid)
MA English: Professional and Creative Writing
MS Athletic Administration
MS Health and Physical Education (Hybrid)
MS Information Technology and Administrative Management
MEd Higher Education
MEd Literacy
MEd Master Teacher
MEd School Administration
MEd Special Education

Out-of-State Students:
Central Washington University has authorization to deliver fully online courses and degree programs to out-of-state students under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) and individual state authorizations. Please check www.cwu.edu/online-learning/out-of-state-students for a list of authorized states and requirements.

For more information about online master’s graduate programs visit www.cwu.edu/masters/online-graduate-programs.