“We are very excited to have our graduate programs included in the Western Regional Graduate Program through WICHE,” said Amy Schweinle, associate dean of research and graduate studies at the School of Education. “This allows us to extend a more affordable option for these high-quality, distinctive programs to students across a wider geographic range. I believe this will be a strong benefit both to the students and to the graduate programs.”

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has approved several graduate education degrees as part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). This approval and tuition reciprocity arrangement allows graduate degree seekers who are residents of the WICHE member states to enroll and pay resident tuition and potentially save thousands of dollars.

The USD School of Education programs that were approved include Counseling and Psychology in Education, Human Development and Educational Psychology, and School Psychology. Several business school programs were approved as well.

"WICHE and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region's social, economic, and civic life."

To learn more, visit the WICHE Exchange Program website.

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