Graduate students can enjoy small class sizes and have plenty of opportunities to conduct meaningful hands-on research

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Central Washington University’s School of Graduate Studies and Research offers a diverse, nurturing environment for students from all over the world. Located 90 miles from Seattle, CWU’s residential campus in Ellensburg is a welcoming, friendly campus where graduate students can enjoy small class sizes and have plenty of opportunities to conduct meaningful hands-on research under the guidance of professors who are mentors.

At CWU, graduate students will work alongside professors who take the time to get to know them, such as:

• Marvin Bouillon, Ph.D. (Accounting), who annually teaches a class that provides free income tax return preparation for low-income taxpayers.

• Darren Olson, Ph.D. (Engineering Technology), who recently co-authored a paper on “Power Generation Using Simultaneous Capture of Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy.”

• Jackson Muhirwe, Ph.D. (Information Technology), an expert on cybersecurity, who has written and lectured on the importance of protecting personal information.

• Laila Abdalla, Ph.D. (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or TESOL), who has published extensively on issues involving language and gender.

With eight satellite campuses, including those in Des Moines and Lynnwood, and numerous online options, CWU offers more than 30 master’s degree programs within four colleges: Business; Education and Professional Studies; Sciences; and Arts and Humanities.

Exciting graduate studies options include:

Master of Professional Accountancy, available not onlyon the residential campus, but at campuses in Des Moines and Lynnwood. This degree is designed to help students increase their knowledge of accounting and business while developing critical thinking and communication skills. Graduates are able to apply ethical principles and professional standards to make informed business decisions.

Master of Science in Engineering Technology, which prepares graduates with degrees in engineering technologies, industrial technologies, and in similar fields for career advancement. In core classes, students learn how to address technological challenges in business and industry, such as improving products, services, and work processes and developing new ones.

Master of Music, designed to provide an opportunity for in-depth study in an area of specialization, to increase professional competence in teaching and performance, and to prepare for continued self-directed study or advanced graduate study.

Master of Chemistry, a flexible degree option intended to suit a wide range of student interests and backgrounds. The degree is intended for students who are in CWU’s accelerated bachelor’s program or for students who are on tight timelines.

CWU’s School of Graduate Studies and Research is committed to supporting lifelong learning. A graduate degree from CWU helps hone professional skills, earn a higher salary, and provide career advancement.

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