Prospective Students



Study areas of our graduate students span a wide spectrum of the Sciences and the Humanities, from ecosystems to fine art, and may be basic or applied. Competition for available positions in our graduate programs is intense. Before applying, you should review the information outlining the program that interests you to ensure that one or more faculty have interests that are well matched to your own. We encourage you to read and study recent publications of those faculty and to then contact them directly about possible opportunities for admission to their programs. Generally, faculty accept new graduate student Research Assistants only if they have funded grants or contracts to support thesis research.

Western Regional Graduate Exchange (WGRP)

The Western Regional Graduate Program makes high-quality, distinctive graduate programs available to students of the West at a reasonable cost. As part of the Student Exchange Program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, WRGP helps place students in a wide range of graduate programs, all designed around the educational, social, and economic needs of the West.

Through WRGP, residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible to enroll in available programs outside of their home state at resident tuition rates. Students need not meet financial aid criteria.

To receive WRGP tuition status, students simply apply directly to the institutions of their choice and identify themselves as WICHE WRGP applicants.