Graduate Assistantships at Washington State University Vancouver

Vancouver, Washington State
Oct 12, 2018
Nov 12, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

Graduate student positions are currently available for MS and PhD programs at Washington State University's Vancouver campus.  Positions are funded with teaching and/or research assistantships that include tuition waivers. Faculty research areas include

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Climate Change and Climate Impacts
  • Climate Science
  • Community Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Disturbance Ecology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Environmental Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Global Change Biology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Marine & Freshwater Plankton Ecology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Plant Ecology
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Statistical Ecology
  • Successional Dynamics
  • Watershed Biogeochemistry

We expect to recruit 4-6 new graduate students into our programs next year supported on a combination of teaching assistantships and grant-based research assistantships. In addition, the program awards one incoming PhD student a Research Fellowship for their first academic year based on academic excellence.

Please see our website for more information about our graduate programs:

Because graduate students work closely with faculty in pursuing their research, you must line up a mentor before applying. Explore our Faculty Research pages to find someone whose research interests fit with your own, then contact that person to discuss applying to graduate school at WSU Vancouver.

Faculty members can be most helpful if they know a little about you. At a minimum, please provide a resume or CV, educational transcripts and information about your research background and interests.

WSU Vancouver is just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, and is close to the Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. In addition to its celebrated quality of life, the Pacific Northwest boasts a fruitful climate for scientific collaboration, with opportunities at numerous medical, environmental, research and teaching institutions throughout the region. 

Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.   WSU offers fellowship opportunities for diverse scholars and we highly encourage members of under-represented groups to apply.

Priority applications are due January 10, 2019

Please contact Cheryl Schultz for additional information. 

  • Cheryl Schultz
  • Program Leader for Natural Sciences Graduate Programs
  • Washington State University Vancouver
  • 360.546.9525