Degree Offerings

Rigorous and Relevant

The strength of an institution lies in the quality of the faculty and academic programs. At WSU Tri-Cities you are invited to engage in rigorous experiential learning that focuses on hands-on, relevant, team-based problem solving.

Here, you will work closely with a world-class group of faculty who will know you personally and are committed to your success from the day you enter the classroom to when your name is called at graduation.

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And remember, if you’re interested in more than one discipline, you can always double-major or expand your skill-set by earning a minor or certificate.

Viticulture & Enology (Wine Science)

Major: Viticulture and Enology (Wine Science)

The Viticulture and Enology major in Integrated Plant Sciences is for students interested in wine grape-growing and winemaking, as well as contributing to critical research and development opportunities in the wine industry.

You’ll engage in research in the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center and the Albert Ravenholt research and teaching vineyard.

Biological and Agricultural Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.

The Tri-Cities campus has signature research programs in bioenergy and bioproducts engineering. Graduate students work with faculty to develop engineering processes to produce useful, high-value products from the byproducts of agricultural operations and other sources of plant biomass.

The master’s and doctoral programs are officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete most of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested in this programs must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

Food Science, M.S., Ph.D.

Food Science is a multidisciplinary science that applies biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, nutrition, and other sciences to improve the safety and quality of food products; develop new food products; and design new, safer, and more energy-efficient food preservation methods. Curriculum emphasizes courses in food processing, food chemistry, food microbiology, sensory evaluation, and other specialized areas.

Departmental faculty and adjunct/affiliate faculty may all serve as student advisors. Faculty are housed at WSU and UI campuses, the WSU Tri-Cities campus, and the research station in Prosser, WA. Each student’s program of study is individualized based on their research interests, prior academic experience, and collaboration with their major advisor.

The master’s and doctoral programs are officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete most of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested in this programs must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

Horticulture, M.S., Ph.D.

This is a research-based degree, involving a formal, major research project. The objectives are to train students in the experimental method and to prepare students for handling major projects after graduation or for entering a doctoral program.

The master’s and doctoral programs are officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete most of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested in this programs must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

Biology, B.S.

Major: Biology- General Option

Biology is the science of life. The study of biology encompasses molecular, cellular, and physiological processes, evolutionary diversity, ecological relationships, and global systems. Biologists study life from prehistoric times to organisms alive today and model how life may change in the future.

Courses cover a wide range of subjects in biology, including molecular and cell biology, physiology and development of animals and plants, conservation biology, disease biology, genetics and genomics, taxonomy and systematics, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

Digital Technology & Culture, B.A.

Major: Digital Technology and Culture

Digital technology and culture, an interdisciplinary degree program administered by the Department of English, combines studies in language and society, cognition and learning, design and visual communication, rhetoric, fine arts, and information science to prepare you for careers in a wide range of fields.

Earth & Environmental Science, B.S.

Major: Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences

Environmental science is the study of natural and modified environments and their interactions with biological (including human) systems. It is a multifaceted field that combines aspects of chemistry, biology, ecology, physics, statistics, and human behavior. The environmental and ecosystem sciences major at WSU provides a comprehensive understanding of environmental science in an ecological context.

English, B.A.

Majors: Literary Studies, Rhetoric and Professional Writing

The English major provides a general liberal arts education emphasizing literature, critical thinking, and writing. Many courses provide direct experience and training in computer and other electronic tools and multi-media modes for research, writing, and publication.

The program of study is flexible and allows you to pursue electives, minors, and second majors in other departments, to focus on areas of special interest within the major, and to tailor your studies according to personal and professional interests.

Fine Arts, B.F.A.

Major: Fine Arts

The bachelor of fine arts is a professionally oriented degree program. Certified B.F.A. majors select art courses in a major area of emphasis, broadly defined and allowing for interdisciplinary combinations within additional elective opportunities. At least 52 of the minimum 70 credit hours in fine arts must be in upper-division courses. Each student also prepares a written B.F.A. thesis and participates in a B.F.A. degree exhibition during the final semester of study.

History, B.A.

Major: History

History is the study of civilizations and events from a variety of perspectives. Studying history illuminates the human condition and develops historical understanding, enabling you to extend your experience, fortify your judgment, and develop a broad appreciation of your cultural heritage.

The study of history prepares you to understand the world in which you live, its historical development and inter-relatedness. It also helps you appreciate your place within the world. History majors learn to think broadly and historically, thereby gaining meaningful insights into human development over time.

Humanities, B.A.

Major: Humanities General Studies

Humanities courses introduce you to the record of human creativity and provide a basis for assessing its value and significance in human development. Your studies will allow you to learn about human culture through a variety of discipline, which improves your critical thinking and program solving skills.

The Humanities program is ideal if you want the flexibility to design your own program of study that will meet your academic and career goals.

Psychology, B.S.

Major: Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and the mental processes that determine behavior. Psychology also applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems. Psychology can help you better understand themselves and others. Knowledge and application-based experimental and clinical methods are powerful tools offered at WSU Tri-Cities that are useful in a variety of career choices.

The field of psychology is both science-driven and practice-oriented and our department offers hands-on experience in both areas.

Science, B.S. and Pre-Health Sciences

Majors: General Biological Sciences, General Mathematics, General Physical Sciences

Pre-Health Sciences: Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

This division of the General Studies Program is for students who are interested in interdisciplinary programs in science or mathematics which offer broader options in course selections than are possible within single departments.

This degree also allows for specialization for professional programs in the health sciences, as well as medical school.

First-year students who are interested in pharmacy can sign up for the Save-A-Seat program, which will guarantee a seat in WSU’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Social Sciences, B.A.

Major: Social Sciences General Studies

This division of the General Studies Program is ideal for you if your primary interest is in social sciences. The program requires interdisciplinary programs and course selections, emphasizing the social, political, economic, and religious institutions of human society.

Social sciences courses introduce you to data used by various disciplines to test, explain, or create the concepts, theories, principles, and laws underlying those institutions. These courses may focus upon how social sciences use these constructs to evaluate issues and how such knowledge enhances the understanding of human behavior with society’s institutions.

Biology, M.S., Ph.D.

The School of Biological Sciences offers an M.S. degree program in biology and plant biology with a non-thesis M.S. option in biology. We provide research specialties in ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics, and molecular biology of plant and animal systems.

Chemistry, M.S.

This master’s program is based on research carried out in the laboratories on campus and allows students to gain experience in modern experimental techniques and to familiarize themselves with the daily workings of a laboratory. Master’s Degree students (on either the thesis or non-thesis track) must carry out a research project under the supervision of a member of the Chemistry Department faculty. Master’s students are expected to participate fully in the scientific life of the Department and to attend the various meetings and seminars that take place.

Environmental Science, M.S.

This M.S. degree is an interdisciplinary program with the flexibility for elective classes in the student’s own area of specialization. In consultation with their advisor, students may select classes from a wide variety of areas (i.e., ecosystem science and management, ecological planning, land and water conservation, air quality management, water quality management, energy and carbon policy, etc.). Most students conclude their M.S. studies with a thesis, where the goal is a publishable contribution. The requirements are given below and are subject to completion after entering the master’s program.

Environmental & Natural Resource Science, Ph.D.*

Environmental and natural resource sciences comprise an association of several areas of study at WSU.  These sciences focus on factors related to the understanding and management of the environment and therefore have a commonality of interest.  The Ph.D. program provides opportunities for doctoral study that involve integration and interaction among these various fields of science.  The cooperation of WSU’s faculties in environmental and natural resource sciences in this program fosters important exchanges of knowledge that greatly enhance interdisciplinary education.

The doctoral program is officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete all of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested in this Ph.D. programs must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

Business Administration, B.A.

Major: Business Administration, Management

Business administration is a wide-ranging field that touches virtually all parts of life, from work to home and leisure. Because business is conducted in so many settings — person-to-person, in large corporations, over the Internet — the business major covers not only the basics of finance and accounting, but also marketing, business management, and current technology.

You will make internship and career connections through professors as well as WSU Tri-Cities’ involved advisory boards of alumni and established professionals. Outstanding professors take a personal interest in your goals and provide advice about career opportunities. Industry professionals and alumni are frequent guest speakers on contemporary business and economics topics.

Hospitality Business Management, B.A.

Majors: Hospitality Business Management, Wine Business Management

As a student in the hospitality business management program, you will focus on management operations in the hospitality field, lodging, tourism, and food and beverage businesses. You will learn theoretical and applied methods, interpersonal skills, leadership aptitude, and teamwork strategies.

The hospitality business management bachelor’s degree prepares you to succeed as a business manager in the hospitality industry. By the time you graduate with a hospital degree, you will have achieved the following:

  • Worked 1,000 hours in the hospitality industry, earning employer evaluation scores of 80% or higher.
  • Applied hospitality business leadership skills to solve problems.
  • Identified service issues and proposed solutions, considering the interests of stakeholders.
  • Worked with a team to evaluate a hospitality operation, present findings, and propose solutions to perceived problems, considering implications for stakeholders.
  • Deepened your understanding of different cultures and their associated business operations, preferably through studying abroad.
Business Administration, MBA

The MBA program in the Carson College of Business bridges disciplines, cultures, and national boundaries. Working alongside nationally recognized faculty, students conduct scholarly research that helps mobilize positive change in businesses throughout the world. They acquire the knowledge they need to successfully lead enterprises in many industries.

Technology Management Certificate

While earning an MBA, students are able to earn a graduate certificate in Technology Management. The certificate course requirements are offered in addition to the MBA core coursework and students work with the Graduate School to apply for each certificate once admitted to the MBA program with an approved program of study on file.

Education, B.A.

Major: Elementary Education

The education curriculum provides the skills and knowledge to teach and guide school children in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Students who successfully complete WSU Tri-Cities’ teacher preparation program and pass the WEST-E test are eligible to receive a Residency Teaching Certificate from the state of Washington.

The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the State Board of Education accredit the WSU Tri-Cities bachelor’s degree in education.

Add-On Endorsements

Endorsements:

In addition to being certified, teachers must hold an endorsement in a teaching subject approved by Washington state.

Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.M.

The Curriculum and Instruction specialization offers students rigorous and individually tailored programs of study. The Ed.M. degree program is designed for students with bachelor degrees who have an interest in deepening their knowledge in a specific content area (in or outside the College of Education) as well as educational research in curriculum and instruction. The master’s degree programs also emphasize applying research, theory, and evidence-based practices to improve education. This specialization is designed especially for teachers who wish to take courses in their teaching field as well as advanced coursework in teaching and learning.

The required coursework emphasizes both theoretical and practical issues in K-12 curriculum and instruction. The specialization in Curriculum and Instruction does not lead to an endorsement.

Educational Leadership, Ed.D. and Ph.D.*

The Statewide Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program is designed as a modified cohort-based program, offered through all WSU campuses. Students in all regions of the state follow the same application process for admission; once admitted, students may access course offerings and advisement through any of WSU’s campuses. Courses are sequenced to allow students at all campuses to complete program requirements within a four-year time frame (contingent upon successful completion of dissertation research).

In addition to program offerings at the regional campuses, students attend two-week summer institutes at the Pullman campus for two consecutive summers. The purpose of the summer institutes is to build a learning community and support network among the statewide cohort, and to form inquiry groups that will focus dissertation research on common problems of leadership for school improvement.

* The Ed.D. program is officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete all of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted.

* The Ph.D. program is officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete most of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

Literacy Education, Ed.M.

The Ed.M. degree with a specialization in Literacy Education is an innovative program for teachers seeking to add a reading endorsement to their certificate or to deepen their research-based knowledge to inform their teaching. Teachers can choose a broad program that focuses on the breadth of the language arts with courses in reading, writing, and children’s and young adult literature; or they can choose a narrower focus with courses primarily in reading or children’s and young adult literature.

Mathematics and Science Education, Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education is designed to develop scholars capable of making important contributions to the research base, professional context, and learning environments related to mathematics and/or science education. Areas of emphases can include student learning, teacher education, professional development, curriculum, and technology throughout the PK-16 grade spectrum.

Teaching, Elementary Education, MIT - Coming Soon!

The Masters in Teaching with Certification in Elementary Education will be available soon.It has been approved through the University and is awaiting final approval from the State.

For more information about MIT-E, please contact:

Teaching, Secondary, MIT

The Master’s in Teaching is intended for those who possess a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and is designed to prepare students to become effective elementary or secondary education teachers. This program of study leads to a master’s degree and a State of Washington elementary or secondary education teaching certificate.

All of the MIT programs are cohort-based, forming a supportive network. The program consists of a wide range of pedagogy course work. Depending on the student’s focus (elementary or secondary education), these courses may include literacy, social studies, science, math, reading, health, fitness, or fine arts methods. Students also study diversity in schools and society, educational technology, the social context of education, and research-based effective practices. When successfully completed, the MIT program results in a master’s degree and teacher certification. Therefore all MIT students complete both certification and graduate research courses.

All MIT students complete a research project and present the project results at the culmination of their program. The research projects are usually aimed at examining teaching and educational issues, with the focus on understanding the positive impact of education on student learning.

Students successfully completing the Master in Teaching Secondary Certification (MIT-S) program and meeting state requirements will receive a Washington State Residency Teacher Certificate with a Secondary (5-12) Endorsement and a Master’s degree. The overarching goal of the program is to create a collaborative environment that supports all students and offers a strong foundation for professional growth. The Master in Teaching Secondary Certification program is housed in the Department of Teaching and Learning (T&L) of the WSU Tri-Cities’ College of Education (COE).

Certificates and Add-On Endorsements

Add-On Endorsements:

  • Bilingual Education
  • English Language Learners
  • Middle Level Mathematics
  • Special Education

Certificates:

  • Principal and Program Certificate
  • Teacher Professional Certificate
Civil Engineering, B.S.

Major: Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering degree expands upon a foundation in mathematics, science, and the fundamentals of engineering design and analysis. Faculty members bring real-world experience into the classroom and you will apply your knowledge – as well as your critical thinking and communication skills – to solve problems using state-of-the-art technology.

Computer Science, B.A. or B.S.

Major: Computer Science

Computer science is a discipline that provides a scientific foundation for a variety of practical skills including software engineering, computer system design, software system design, database design and applications, distributed computing, network design and applications, computer graphics, scientific computation, and the use of specialized computer applications. Technology continues to have a dramatic effect on many aspects of contemporary society, and the demand for people who are trained to use computers and software systems will only increase in the foreseeable future.

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Major: Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a diverse field of engineering study encompassing much of the underlying technology of our modern world. Electrical engineers lead the design of microelectronics, computers, communication networks, control systems and power generation and distribution. Aerospace and military systems include major subsystems conceived and designed by electrical engineers.

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering program provides a broad education in mechanical engineering that prepares our students for successful professional practice and advanced studies.

Mechanical engineering is concerned with the use and economic conversion of energy from natural sources into other useful energy to provide power, light, heat, cooling, and transportation. In addition, design and production of machines to lighten the burden of human work; the creative planning, development, and operation of systems for using energy, machines, and resources; and the processing of materials into useful products are key elements in the major.

Chemical Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.

Faculty research is broadly focused in three areas: sustainable energy systems, biomolecular engineering, and biomechanics. Within these areas projects are focused on chemical and biological catalysis and kinetics; chemical and biological fuel cells; biofilm engineering; novel sensor technologies; cardiac and reproductive molecular engineering; and molecular, cellular, and musculoskeletal mechanics. The graduate programs are flexible, allowing students to develop a program that fits individual needs. A Master of Science is typically completed in 1-2 years.

Please contact Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at WSU Pullman.

Civil & Environmental Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.

The graduate programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of engineering and science combined with technical expertise in specialized areas of the field.

The faculty members in the CEE program are leading experts in their respective disciplines. Our faculty members lead academic instruction and research activities in concrete materials, including ultra-high performance concrete and engineered cementitious composites, understanding of surface and subsurface hydrology and their sustainability through innovative use of modeling and experimental data, and reaction kinetics.

The doctoral program is officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete all of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested in this Ph.D. program must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

Computer Science, M.S., Ph.D.

The computer science graduate programs systematically build a body of knowledge of theories and models and show how this body of knowledge can be used to produce solutions to real-world computational problems. Today’s information technologies, such as e-mail, the Internet, mobile apps, and e-commerce, are all the result of the work by computer scientists and engineers.

The doctoral program is officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete all of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested in this Ph.D. program must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

Electrical Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.

The electrical engineering graduate program plays pivotal roles in the economy of the region, leading initiatives in technology and preparing a new generation of innovators.

Graduate students play an essential part in carrying out the School’s mission to conduct research that will make a difference to industry, government, and society.

The doctoral program is officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete all of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested in this Ph.D. program must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

Mechanical Engineering, M.S., Ph.D.

The mechanical engineering graduate program plays pivotal roles in the economy of the region, leading initiatives in technology and preparing a new generation of innovators. The educational programs are all capped off with industry sponsored real world design problems, resulting in working prototypes designed and constructed by interdisciplinary teams of student engineers. Students also have the opportunity to work on leading edge research, presenting and publishing research results along with our world-class research faculty.

The doctoral program is officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete all of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested in this Ph.D. program must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

Nursing, B.S.N or R.N – B.S.N

Major: Nursing

The BSN program at the College of Nursing prepares students to deliver quality patient care and practice in all health care settings including acute care, critical care, outpatient care, public health, and mental health. Our graduates are highly qualified and prepared to meet the practice demands of evolving and complex health care systems.

The RN – B.S.N. program builds on the RN background and includes essential course work in assessment, research, leadership and management, ethics, and community health. Advanced practicum experiences bridge course work and theory with clinical practice.

Nurse Educator, M.N.

The MN Nursing Education program will prepare you to be a nurse educator. You will take the core master’s course work and additional course work in education. Enter the MN program with a BSN or the RN-MN program as an RN with a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Graduates work as faculty in ADN or BSN higher education programs, or as nurse educators in a number of settings including acute care, public health, outpatient clinics, home healthcare, and more.

Nurse Leader, M.N.

The MN Nursing Leadership program prepares you for an advanced practice leadership role in acute and outpatient settings. You will take the master’s core course work and additional course work in organizational leadership. You may enter the MN program with a BSN or the RN-MN program as an RN with a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Note: This is NOT a clinical nurse leader (CNL) program.

With this degree, you will be prepared to work as a nurse administrator or in a leadership role in a number of healthcare settings including acute care, public health, outpatient clinics, home healthcare, and more.

Individualized Study, M.N.

The MN Individualized Study track is for students who want to earn their MN degree and focus on a chosen area of study. With this option you will take the master’s program core course work, plus 3, 3-credit (9 credit total) elective courses specific to your area of interest. Advisors can assist you with identifying appropriate courses.

RN-MN

The RN-Master of Nursing program allows RNs with a bachelor’s degree in any field to pursue an advanced nursing degree while maintaining life’s commitments. Master’s prepared nurses are in high demand and needed to assume existing and emerging roles in a number of healthcare settings including management, administration, education, research, policy, and consulting to name a few. Full and part-time programs of study are available.

Prior to applying to the graduate school and selecting a master’s track option, you will be advised on the completion of the following 2 courses, which will help bridge your current bachelor’s degree to graduate-level course work in nursing.

  • NURS 360 Professional Nursing Concepts & Issues (2 credits)
  • NURS 440 Community Health Nursing Concepts (3 credits)

RN-MN students will choose from one of the following tracks:

Nursing Leadership
Nursing Education
Individualized Study

If you attend full-time, you can expect to finish the program in approximately 2 years. If you attend part-time, you will likely complete the program in 3-3.5 years.

Family Nurse Practioner, D.N.P.

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is designed to prepare the student for a career in primary care settings, providing care across the lifespan to children, adolescents, child-bearing women, adults, and elders. Population health and epidemiology, management of information systems, and interprofessional collaboration are all emphasized. Students learn laboratory analysis, clinical procedures, and advanced assessment. Pharmacology and pathophysiology prepare students for diagnosis and prescriptive authority.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, DNP

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program prepares students to provide psychiatric and mental health services to individuals of all ages and to groups and populations. A strong background in assessment, pharmacology, diagnostic, and treatment modalities is provided. Students have clinical experiences with psychiatric mental health practitioners in the community and are supervised by faculty who maintain active practices themselves.

Population Health, DNP

The DNP Population Health (DNP-PH) focuses on the health of populations across the lifespan while providing a background in assessment, pharmacology, and pathophysiology. Health policy, epidemiology, and health promotion concepts are integrated into the curriculum. Graduates of this program will gain enhanced skills in interprofessional collaboration, application of evidence-based practice, health information systems, organizational systems, and leadership.

Post Master's DNP

Do you already have a master’s degree but want to earn your DNP in your current area of specialty?

Two pathways are available:

Focused on evidence-based practice, leadership, and research, the post-master’s general plan is for nurses wanting to advance their knowledge by earning their DNP. This program is for the following advanced practice nurses:

  • An RN with an MN or equivalent degree
  • An RN with an ARNP certification and a MN or equivalent degree
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with a MN or equivalent degree

View course work.

Do you already have a master’s degree and want to change specialties to become a Nurse Practitioner or a DNP-prepared Population Health nurse? Choose from one of the following track options:

Bachelor’s Degree

Advanced Degree

Explore Your Options

Not sure what you want to study yet? Don’t worry – one of the benefits of attending a university is that it’s an environment that encourages you to choose from a wide variety of courses that will introduce you to new ideas about the world and yourself.

And you’re not alone. Many students think they know what they want to study when they go to college only to be introduced to a new concept that makes them re-evaluate their interests, strengths, and career goals.

The most important thing to know is that WSU Tri-Cities has resources to help you explore your options and discover the academic program that’s the best fit for you.

Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree, Ph.D.

The individual interdisciplinary doctoral degree at WSU Tri-Cities is a unique program, designed by you, to meet your individual interests. While many universities offer interdisciplinary degrees, very few offer one that is individually designed and able to meet the distinct needs, interests, talents, and career goals of each person.

IIDP students work on a broad range of topics, bridging many disciplines. In their Ph.D. studies, IIDP scholars have addressed many important problems facing society—problems that are too complicated for a single discipline, and must be tackled by successfully integrating the perspectives of multiple disciplines.

The doctoral program is officially offered through the Pullman campus, although students may complete all of their degree requirements on the Tri-Cities campus. Students interested in this Ph.D. programs must apply to WSU Pullman to be accepted. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the department about the availability of coursework, research, and faculty advisors at the Tri-Cities campus.

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