Graduate Assistantships at Washington State University Vancouver

Vancouver, Washington State
Positions are funded with teaching and/or research assistantships that include tuition waivers
Oct 16, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
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Graduate Assistantships at Washington State University Vancouver

Graduate student positions are available for MS and PhD programs in Environmental Science, Biology, Mathematics, and Statistics at Washington State University Vancouver. Priority applications are due January 10, 2021. Positions are funded with teaching and/or research assistantships that include tuition waivers. WSU Vancouver’s strategic plan includes a commitment to equity; one of its goals in that area is to increase the success of historically minoritized students. WSU Vancouver highly encourages scholars from underrepresented populations to apply and offers fellowship opportunities for students who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander and women in STEM.

In addition, the program awards one incoming PhD student a Research Fellowship for their first academic year based on academic excellence.

Faculty research areas include

- Aquatic Ecology

- Biological Oceanography

- Climate Change and Climate Impacts

- Climate Science

- Community Ecology

- Conservation Biology

- Disease Ecology

- Disturbance Ecology

- Ecohydrology

- Ecosystem Ecology

- Environmental Chemistry

- Environmental Hydrology

- Environmental Geophysics

- Evolutionary Ecology

- Global Change Biology

- Landscape Ecology

- Marine & Freshwater Plankton Ecology

- Microbial Ecology

- Mathematical Biology

- Physical Oceanography

- Restoration Ecology

- Statistical Ecology

- Successional Dynamics

- Watershed Biogeochemistry

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. When contacting faculty, please provide a resume or CV, educational transcripts and information about your research background and interests.

 WSU Vancouver is an inclusive, innovative, non-residential research university dedicated to offering premier undergraduate and graduate educational and research experiences. Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homeland of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. WSU Vancouver is located in Vancouver, Washington in the southwest region of Washington state. A part of the Portland, Oregon metro area, Vancouver offers a wealth of social justice, cultural and recreational interests including identity-specific community events, visual and performing arts, professional sports teams, farmers’ markets and nature trails.  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. 

Learn more about the WSU Vancouver community and our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion by visiting these links:

  • Diversity Research:
  • First Generation Faculty and Staff:
  • WSU Vancouver Research Now!
  • Diversity in Action:
  • WSUV Student Affairs:
  • WSUV Access Center:
  • Información en español:
  • The Office of Equity and Diversity:

Recognized by Insight Into Diversity Magazine as a top college for diversity, WSU Vancouver commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. WSU Vancouver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and individuals who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our strategic goal of creating an equitable and inclusive community. The state of Washington prohibits discrimination in employment based on Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Creed, Disability, Age, Marital Status, Sexual Orientation, and honorably discharged Veteran or Military status.

For more information on the Natural Sciences Graduate Programs at WSU Vancouver, please email or contact:

Cheryl Schultz, Professor

Program Leader for Natural Sciences Graduate Programs

Washington State University Vancouver

14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave.

Vancouver, WA 98686