Graduate Programs at Western

 Western State Colorado University offers the following master's degree programs: 

Apply online to Western's graduate programs now.

Masters Program in High Altitude Exercise Physiology

Master in Environmental Management (MEM)

  • MEM in one of two tracks: Integrative Land Management or Sustainable Resilient Communities
  • Residential and distance options available
  • 46 semester credits of graduate course work
  • 23 semester credit Graduate Certificate available
  • Center for Environmental Studies webpage

Master of Arts in Education

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Initial teacher licensure
  • Add an endorsement
  • Principal licensure

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

  • MFA in one of three tracks: Popular Genre Fiction/Nonfiction, Poetry with a Focus on Versecraft or Screenwriting for Feature Film and Television.
  • Online program
  • 60 credits
  • Program includes two-week, on-campus seminars during three consecutive summers

Writing the Rockies, July 24-27, 2014
Writing workshops for fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting

Summer Screenwriting Boot Camp
(Boot Camp open to anyone; MFA admission not required)

Summer Poetry Intensive
(Intensive open to anyone; MFA admission not required)

Publishing Certificate

  • 18-credit course of studies
  • Online program
  • Includes two-week, on-campus seminars during two consecutive summer
  • Participation on an editorial board that prepares a book for publication with Western's press

Graduate Catalogs

Graduate Student Information
Links to student resources including admissions requirements, application, financial aid, and student expectations.

2015 Commencement for Master of Arts in Education and Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing

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High Altitude Exercise Physiology Director
BA, Mt. Holyoke College, MS, PhD, Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 943-2027
Office Location: Wright Gym 224
Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Science
BA, Western State Colorado University; MS, Colorado State University; PhD, University of New Mexico
Phone: (970) 943-7132
Office Location: Wright Gym 227
Chair, Department of Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science
BA, Grand Valley State University; MS, PhD, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Phone: (970) 943-7133
Office Location: Wright Gym 229