Washington Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Washington that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, WA is the two-letter abbreviation of Washington.

Antioch University-Seattle
2607 Second Avenue
Seattle,WA 98121
(206) 441-5352, ext. 5201

Central Washington University
400 East Eighth
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7510
(509) 963-1211

City University
335-116th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 637-1010

Eastern Washington University
MS 12
526 5th Street
Chener, WA 99004-2496
(509) 359-2296
Website: http://www.ewu.edu

Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505
(360) 866-6000

Gonzaga University
East 502 Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0001
(509) 328-5546
http://www. gonzaga.edu

Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 281-2021

Seattle University
Broadway and Madison
Seattle, WA 98122-4460
(206) 296-5900

University of Washington
1400 N.E. Campus Parkway
Seattle,WA 98195
(206) 543-5929

Washington State University
342 French Administration Building
Pullman, WA 99164-1036
(509) 335-3535

Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9009
(360) 650 3170

Washington State Overview

Washington State is part of the Pacific region of the United States of America and was separated from the western part of the “Washington Territory” in 1846. Originally the country was to be named “Columbia Territory”, but was then given the name “State of Washington” in honor of George Washington , the first President of the United States, at the suggestion of Congressman Richard H. Stanton .

To distinguish it from the capital Washington, the state is also called “Washington State”, while the capital is usually called “Washington DC”, “The District” or just “DC”.

Before the European explorers came to the country, the region on the Pacific coast was settled by many different Indian peoples. The first Europeans to land on the Washington coast in 1775 were Spaniards under Captain Don Bruno de Heceta aboard the Santiago , which was accompanied by the Sonora . The Spaniards claimed the entire coastal areas up to “Prince William Sound” because they declared the Pacific to be the “Spanish Sea” and counted the coasts as belonging to the Spanish Empire.

Several expeditions took place between 1778 and 1792, led by explorers such as the British James Cook, Charles W. Barkley and George Vancouver and the Spaniards Manuel Quimper and Francisco de Eliza. With the British-Spanish Nootka Convention of 1790, Spanish claims to the land were abandoned and the north-west coast was also explored by other nations.

After British explorer David Thompson erected a flagpole and claimed the land for Great Britain on July 9, 1811, a North West Company trading post was established on the Snake River. The UK and US reached an agreement to settle territorial claims. Nevertheless, for several decades there was disagreement about the common settled areas.

Finally, in the “Oregon Treaty” of June 15, 1846, Great Britain gave up all claims to the land south of the 49th parallel. Washington joined the Union on November 11, 1889, becoming the 42nd state.

Already at the beginning of the settlement period, agriculture and the timber industry became important sources of income for the residents. In the eastern part of the state, the Yakima Valley became famous beyond the state borders for its apple trees. Other industries such as shipbuilding, fishing and mining were gradually added.

For a long time, Tacoma was known for the large smelters, where gold, silver, copper and lead were processed. Seattle was the main seaport for trade with Alaska. Shipbuilding was also carried out there for some time. Heavy industry gained particular importance during the two world wars in particular.

  • Countryaah.com: Provides list of counties in Washington in alphabetical order. Also covers top 10 counties by area and population.

Geographical location

Washington is located in the extreme northwest corner of the contiguous United States , i.e. the 48 contiguous states of the USA. The northern border with the Canadian province of British Columbia lies mostly along the 49th parallel. The state borders Oregon to the south and Idaho to the east. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west of the country.

Capital city: Olympia
Largest metropolis: Seattle
Nickname: The Evergreen State
Motto: Alki (Chinook Wawa: “Eventually,” or “Bye and bye”)