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Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) makes high-quality, distinctive graduate programs and healthcare-related programs available to students of the West at the resident tuition rate.

For more information please visit the WRGP website.

  • 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.
  • Residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, 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 demonstrate financial need.
  • To be included in WRGP, programs must meet the criteria of distinctiveness (if they are not related to healthcare) and quality. Programs are nominated by their institutions, peer-reviewed by other graduate institutions in the West, and then researched and reviewed by WICHE staff for final approval. At this time, some 250 programs from more than 45 Western institutions participate. A full list of WRGP programs is on the WRGP website.
  • To be considered for the WRGP tuition rate, students simply apply directly to the department of the enrolling institution and identify themselves as WICHE WRGP applicants. Contact information for each participating program is listed in the WRGP online directory. WRGP students must fulfill all the usual requirements of the department and institution concerned, and meet all admission deadlines.

  • English and Philosophy
    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English and the Teaching of English
    Master of Arts (M.A.) in English
  • History
    Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
  • Political Science
    Doctor of Arts (D.A.) in Political Science
  • Psychology
    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology
    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Experimental Psychology

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Rehabilitation and Communication Science
    Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
    Master of Science (MS) in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Counseling
    Master of Counseling (MCoun) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    Master of Counseling (MCoun) in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
    Master of Counseling (MCoun) in School Counseling
    Master of Counseling (MCoun) in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Medical Laboratory Science
    Master of Science (MS) in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Public Health
    Master of Public Health (MPH)
    Public Health Certificate
  • Nutrition and Dietetics 
    Master of Science in Nutrition
  • Health Informatics
    Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Athletic Training
    Master of Science in Athletic Training

Students: Discuss with your program director your WRGP eligibility.
Graduate Program Director/Chair: Collect the names of all students enrolled in your WRGP-eligible program. Submit the list of names to Weston Whitworth by July (Fall), November (Spring), April (Summer), or as soon as possible for students to receive the correct tuition invoice. Please include the student's name, student ID, state of residency, and degree program. If you need a report for the state of residency, the graduate admission office can provide one for you.