Graduate School

In the midst of a pandemic, Western Washington University’s total enrollment for fall quarter is higher than anticipated, and the overall percentage of students of color is the highest in the history of the university.

Total fall enrollment, at 15,194, reflects a drop of 5.9 percent from…

Western Washington University graduate student Casey Pruitt is like the alchemists of olden times -- scientists who worked to uncover the secret of turning lead into gold. Whereas their toil produced nothing but hundreds of years of failure and frustration, Pruitt is on to something that could…

Dear Western Community,

On Monday, October 12 we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a moment that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.  I am honored to have a growing community of Indigenous people at Western, including 954…

Students interested in pursuing further education are invited to participate in Western Washington University’s Virtual Graduate School Info Fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.  Individuals will have the opportunity to…

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi-- the nation's oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society-- is currently accepting applications for its Graduate Research Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Award.

Introduced in 2018 as a pilot program, the Graduate Research Grant will provide…

Each fall, the waters of Whatcom Creek fill with salmon, swimming upstream from the ocean to spawn. With the flood of salmon comes increasing numbers of seals in search of a feast, threatening the fragile salmon populations.

The complicated relationship between salmon and seals is of…

Refer to the RSP website for additional information, guidelines, and application forms.

Faculty Summer Research and Creative Activities Grants

Proposals due to chairs: Oct. 13

This program provides faculty with up to $6,000 to engage in projects that will result in significant…

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest for the 21st year in a row, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.  

Western also ranked tied for fifth among top …

Dear Western Students and Families, 

I hope you and your loved ones are well and that these summer months have afforded you a time to reconnect with family and friends even while we work to keep each other safe through this ongoing pandemic. 

Throughout…

Senior Marine Scientist Suzanne Strom of Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center has received $182,413 to buy new scientific equipment for the WWU laboratory in Anacortes.  

The grant comes from a program at the National Science…

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