The state of Washington has a shortage of people with graduate degrees. Your chances of getting a good-paying job with your graduate degree are high and chances for financial success grow exponentially with a graduate degree.
Master’s graduates average more than $67,000 a year compared to bachelor’s graduates at about $56,000 per year. Doctoral graduates earn on average about $92,000 a year and professional degree-holders can earn about $100,000 per year.
And graduate school is affordable. There are many resources available for graduate students. Because of all the financial assistance available, including tuition reimbursement programs from local businesses and contractors, many graduate students at WSU Tri-Cities graduate with absolutely no debt.
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.
As Cybersecurity is intimately connected to Computer Science, the cybersecurity focus in these programs is achieved through a selection of related courses that complete students’ computer science education.