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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Programs


Program Objectives

Graduate students are screened and admitted into the various programs, each of which has admissions standards and designated graduate faculty. Campus wide standards for admissions, selection of faculty, curricular revisions, operating policies and final examinations are established in accordance with recommendations of the Graduate Programs Committee.

The graduate faculty consists of the president and vice president of academic affairs of WOU, the academic deans, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, the colleges’ graduate faculty coordinators and members of the faculty who have been named by their divisions and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

Each graduate student at WOU is expected to meet the following objectives pertinent to their specific graduate program:

  • Demonstrate the advanced competence and skill in the mastery of concepts, principles, systems and practices which are in the context of the student’s specialty.
  • Demonstrate advanced competence and skill in reading, interpreting and applying the research and literature of the professional studies component of the student’s graduate program.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of ethical, philosophical and cultural issues that apply to the professional component of the student’s graduate program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize and apply program skills and knowledge through the program’s exit requirement.


Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Science

Master of Science in Education

Graduate License

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Non-Degree

Other Programs