Requirements are explained in detail in the Graduate Catalog.
The following is a summary of that information.
Formal admission to the appropriate degree program.
Satisfactory completion of conditions of admission.
An approved Plan of Study on file in the Graduate School.
Satisfactory completion of prerequisite, tool or language courses.
- Completion of the PSIT requirement.
An Application for Degree/Exit Survey Form and fee on file with the Graduate School.
Appropriate enrollment in the semester of graduation.
Removal of all prior semester incomplete grades, including thesis hours.
Completion of all program requirements (course work, projects, comprehensive exams, thesis, dissertation, validations, etc.).
Submission of the ETD and ETD fee following approval by Graduate School.
Cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.0 for all WSU courses on the Plan of Study and for all WSU graduate work.
- Detailed deadline information is available in pdf.
Degrees are conferred at the close of summer (July), fall, (December), and spring (May) semesters, although commencement ceremonies are held only in December and May. All baccalaureate and master's degree candidates for spring graduation are eligible to participate in the May ceremony and all baccalaureate and master's degree candidates for the fall semester are eligible to participate in the December ceremony. Baccalaureate and master's degree candidates for the summer semester are eligible to participate in either the preceding May or the following December ceremony.
Doctoral degree candidates are eligible to participate in their commencement ceremony
held in the semester during which they complete their program requirements (May or
December). Doctoral candidates who complete their program during the summer semester
are eligible to participate in the following December or May ceremony, however, those
who have successfully passed their dissertation defense may be allowed to participate
in the May ceremony even if they will not graduate until the summer. Please consult
the Degree Audit Specialist if you have questions.