PULLMAN – A WSU graduate degree will join a program that grants admission at in-state rates to students from 15 states in the West.
 
The professional science masters degree in molecular biosciences recently received notice of acceptance into the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).
 
It is one of 40 degrees that will be added for 2011-12 enrollment. More than 200 degrees participate from 45 western institutions.
 
WRGP is part of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), established more than 55 years ago to promote the sharing of higher education resources among western states. WRGP makes high quality graduate programs available at reasonable cost, including a wide range designed around the educational, social and economic needs of the West. Students are not required to demonstrate financial need.
 
New WRGP programs are added every two years. Programs must submit a proposal, which is reviewed by faculty and academic administrators from universities throughout the West.
 
Other WSU degrees in the WRGP include American studies, archaeology, English-rhetoric and composition studies, food science, neuroscience interdisciplinary graduate program, nutrition, public history, and health & policy administration MHPA (WSU Spokane).
 
States participating in WICHE include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.