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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Frequently Asked Questions (Graduate Program)

Can I visit WSU and meet with someone to find out more about the program?

Yes! You can schedule an organized visit or a visit by appointment online. Time may be set aside to meet with faculty members of your chosen major during your visit but contact the department early to be sure the faculty member is available. You can also learn more about Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering by visiting the Career Cornerstone website.

Where is WSU?

Washington State University is located in Pullman, Washington. The region is called “The Palouse”. You can find more information about the area on our Pullman Community page which lists a few interesting facts about Pullman and has a couple of useful links. You can also find some interesting facts at Why WSU?

How do I apply for Graduate School?

You can apply online or request application materials via the Graduate School website. Choose either an online application OR a paper application. Not both.

What TOEFL score do you accept?

TOEFL scores must be at least 550 paper–based, 213 computer–based, or 80 internet–based. TOEFL scores must be sent via ETS to be considered OFFICIAL. We also accept IELTS scores, but you must receive a 7.0 or higher. Scores must be sent directly from IELTS to be official.

Do I need to send my GRE scores?

No, the GRE scores are not required.

What is the ETS code for Washington State University?

The ETS code for Washington State University is 4705.

How many students do you admit?

The number of students admitted depends on the availability of funds.

What is the application deadline?

All students are required to submit their application by January 10 for the fall semester. For more information, see the ChE Graduate Student Handbooks, Bylaws, & Deadlines page

Where do I send my application documents?

You need to send your documents ONLY to the Graduate School.

Graduate School Contact Information

Washington State University
Graduate School
PO Box 641030
324 French Ad Grimes Way
Pullman, WA 99164-1030

List of Required Documents:

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Official TOEFL Scores or IELTS Scores (for International Students only)
  • GRE Scores (Recommended but not required)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Financial Information in the amount of $37,375 US dollars (See most current amount from the WSU Graduate SchoolFor International Students only, and only if funding is not offered at the time of admission)

When will I know if I have been admitted or denied?

There is no deadline for notification. The VSCEB Graduate Studies Committee will only review your application once it is complete. Applicants will usually know a decision by April. Once a decision has been made by the Graduate Committee, we will inform you and the Graduate School of our recommendation. The Graduate School will then send you a letter with the final decision.

Why wasn’t I told that my application was incomplete?

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their application file is complete with the Graduate School. The Graduate School is not responsible for items lost in the mail or otherwise not received. Please make sure that you fulfill all of the requirements.

Can I apply to more than one degree program?

There is no limit on how many degree programs you can apply to. However, be aware if a student is applying to more than three degree programs, our department will question whether the student is really interested in our programs.

What kind of a computer/laptop do I need?

Please see the Computer Requirement page in the Undergraduate section of our site for recommendations.