How to Apply for Graduate Admission
For admissions application requirements and deadlines, please consult the department page that you are applying to.
Review Available Graduate Programs
Use the Graduate Program Explorer to see what programs you qualify for. Sort between required degrees and coursework, campus, start term, and more.
Read the Program Specific Application Requirements
Complete an Application
|Business Degrees||Winter Start 2024|
|All Other Degrees||Winter Start 2024|
|For all programs with a Spring 2024 – Fall 2024 Start, please use the EWU Graduate Application||EWU Application|
Am I Eligible for a Graduate Application Fee Wavier?
Types of Programs
Graduate Certificate: A graduate certificate has a shorter term of study in a specialized topic area. They are between 12 – 32 credits.
Graduate Degree: Results in a master’s degree. Graduate degree programs are 36 – 108 credits.
|Current Program||+ New Program||Application Fee Waiver?|
|Graduate Degree||+ Graduate Certificate||Yes|
|Graduate Degree||+ *Dual Degree||Yes|
|Graduate Certificate||+ Graduate Degree||No|
|Graduate Certificate||+ Graduate Certificate||No|
*If an approved dual degree.
Online accelerated students (MBA, Public Health, Education, Accounting, Organizational Leadership) students are ineligible for certificate programs that match their degree or concentration. Example: If a student were to obtain an MBA with a Health Services Administration concentration, they would be unable to obtain the Health Services Administration Certificate.
For dual-degree programs (Masters of Public Administration/Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, Masters of Public Administration /Masters of Social Work, Masters of Business Administration/Masters of Professional Accounting, and the (DPT) Doctorate in Physical Therapy/(MSAT) Master of Science in Athletic Training), applicants will pay the $75 application fee for the first program. The application fee will be waived for the second program.
McNair Scholars, please contact Graduate Programs for an application fee waiver.
Each graduate degree and certificate have their own separate application. Please be sure you are applying to the correct program. If you are unsure, please contact the program for assistance. If you submit an application for the wrong program, you will not be refunded the application fee.
*These programs charge an additional program application fee: Dental Hygiene ($50), and School Psychology ($25).
For Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Communication Sciences & Disorders Applicants: all official transcripts should be submitted directly to PTCAS, OTCAS, or CSDCAS.
For GradCAS and BusinessCAS System Applicants:
From your highest earned degree, whether a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree (not certificate), please submit an official degree-bearing transcript in the CAS application to the CAS application.
A degree-bearing transcript must have at least 2 years of credits on it. If it does not, please submit transcripts with your last 2 years’ worth of credits. (2 years worth of credits must equal a minimum of 58 credits for semester programs, 87 credits for quarter programs.)
Some programs will require a transcript from every university where you have earned credit. Please review the application for precise instructions. EWU alumni do not need to submit an official EWU transcript.
For more information, please review our transcript guidelines below.
Your transcripts will be delayed if you send them to the EWU Office of Admissions. Do not send your transcripts for a graduate application to the EWU Office of Admissions. This office is separate from the Graduate Programs Office and will impact the arrival of your transcript.
For EWU Applications (Spring 2024-Fall 2024 Term Starts):
- Order Your Official, Electronic Transcripts
- Most EWU graduate programs only require one transcript. A degree-bearing transcript (with a bachelor’s or master’s degree) and at least two year’s worth of credits on it is required. If not, please submit transcripts with your last 2 years’ worth of credits.
- Go to the transcript website for the prior university where you earned your highest degree (bachelor’s or master’s).
- Order an electronic, official transcript (If the prior college only has mail as an option, expect them to take 4-6 weeks for them to arrive.)
- Have it sent to Eastern Washington University
Music and EDS in School Psychology applicants must provide an official transcript from all prior colleges attended. For questions, please review the program application instructions on the program website.
Submit GRE & GMAT Test Scores
If required by your program, submit official score reports from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). When taking the test, use 4301 to have the test score sent to EWU.
GRE Scores in GradCAS
If you need to have your test scores sent to EWU through GradCAS, use 4593.
Physical Therapy and Communication Sciences & Disorders Applicants
At the time you apply, your official GRE scores should be submitted directly to PTCAS or CSDCAS rather than to EWU Graduate Programs.
Submit Program-Specific Items
Many EWU graduate programs require additional items like personal statements, references, résumés, academic writing samples, or other items. You can find these requirements on your program’s website.
Graduate Service Appointment
Some graduate programs typically offer Graduate Service Appointments (GSA)
- In the application, select Yes, you are interested in a Graduate Service Appointment
- Complete the required Sexual Misconduct Disclosure form and email it to the program