Graduate Programs at Western

Enrollment in Western's graduate programs has more than doubled since 2010, attracting more than 200 students from across the U.S. and the world in 2014-'15.

These growing Master’s programs serve our region, our nation and the world by educating advanced students to make substantial contributions to their professions.

Western's graduate programs make our campus a dynamic learning and research environment for all students. Residential, low-residency, and online programs bring together preeminent professors and practitioners in an academic environment dedicated to excellence.

Western offers the following master's degree programs:

Masters Program in High Altitude Exercise Physiology
Master in Environmental Management (MEM)
Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Initial teacher/principal licensure
Graduate Program in Creative Writing
  • Low-residency MA/MFA in one of three tracks: Genre Fiction, Poetry with an Emphasis on Versecraft or Screenwriting for Film and Television.
  • The program also offers a Certificate in Publishing.
  • During each July intensive, the program also presents Writing the Rockies, the region's preeminent writers' conference, which is fully open to the public.

Apply online to Western's graduate programs



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