Graduate Programs

Graduate Students

The University of Washington Bothell offers graduate degrees in a wide array of programs.

School of Business

Leadership MBA (LMBA)

The UW Bothell Leadership MBA is a one-of-a-kind dynamic program that attracts a diverse student population eager to develop as leaders. The students are passionate about their goals and like to challenge one another to achieve ever greater heights. The Leadership MBA is offered at the Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Technology MBA (TMBA)

The UW Bothell Technology MBA is a rigorous program attracting students who are passionate about technology. Many of these students are engineers and scientists. Others are non-technical, but have a great enthusiasm for managing technology-driven corporations. Classes are held on the UW Bothell campus.

MS Accounting Program

The UW Bothell MS Accounting program is a professional graduate accounting program that prepares students for a seamless transition into the complex world of professional accounting at an advanced level. The program allows enough flexibility to allow successful integration to the world of corporate accounting. Courses offer a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to accountants, which aims to build human capital for short and long term. The program satisfies the fifth year requirement that is needed to successfully sit for the national Uniform CPA Examination. Required core classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue.

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Cultural Studies

The Master of Arts in Cultural Studies is designed for a small cohort of students who seek to transform their communities through applied forms of cultural work that engage diverse populations. Through the development of a learning and professional portfolio, cultural studies graduates integrate work completed in core courses, elective courses, and a capstone project.

Master of Arts in Policy Studies

The Master of Arts in Policy Studies is designed for a small cohort of students who seek to become agents of change through policy analysis, research, and implementation. The policy studies curriculum enables students to develop foundational skills in policy analysis and to apply those skills in policy arenas ranging from health care and the environment to labor and human rights.

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics (MFA) is designed to help students develop their creative work through a course of study that encourages exploration and discovery. The MFA degree prepares students for various teaching positions as well as careers in fields that required advanced critical, creative, and writing abilities.

Nursing and Health Studies

Master of Nursing

The Master of Nursing program is for nurses with a BSN who desire to continue their education. The core curriculum includes nursing research, analysis of health systems, health policy, health disparities, ethics and aesthetics. Students pursue scholarly inquiry by completing a project. The curriculum has a strong emphasis on mentoring with faculty and in fieldwork placements. Nurses with an RN and a Bachelor's degree in another discipline are also eligible to apply.

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Master of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering

The Master of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering couples theoretical computing concepts with real-world problems, helping students develop the breadth of skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive software profession. The degree is designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Enrollment is either part-time or full-time, with courses meeting in the evening two or three times a week.

Certificate in Software Design & Development

The graduate certificate in Software Design & Development builds upon students’ knowledge from introductory programming classes and covers essential concept areas within computer science including: data structures and algorithms, systems programming, and software engineering life cycle and modeling. The Graduate Certificate consists of a total of 18 credits taken over the course of a complete academic year. The completed graduate certificate can be used as the admission prerequisites for the MSCSSE or MSCS degree for applicants whose Bachelor degree is in a field other than computer science.

Master of Science in Cyber Security

The  Master of Science degree in Cyber Security Engineering (MS CSE) offers a comprehensive approach to the Secure Development Lifecycle.  Curriculum within the program focuses on three primary facets of cybersecurity: protection, detection and correction. Graduates will be ready for careers within industry such as Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Engineer, and many other career paths within the field of software engineering that require secure development lifecycle training.  Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals. The curriculum of the MS in Cyber Security Engineering is designed to prepare students for Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) is a coursework-based or thesis-based degree offering students the opportunity to acquire advanced skills and conceptual understanding of topics beyond the scope of a traditional BSEE degree. Graduates will be able to apply these concepts directly to applications in many diverse fields, but also with special emphasis towards focused areas in biomedical devices and sensors, renewable energy, and embedded system design and characterization.

Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations

The Foundations in Electrical Engineering certificate provides a pathway for students trained in other STEM disciplines to earn an EE certificate, and thus be academically prepared to enroll in our MSEE program.


Master of Education Leadership Development for Educators (LEDE)

The LEDE program is a new principal preparation program offered by UW Bothell in partnership with several school districts, the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, and the Center for Educational Leadership. The program supports teacher instructional leaders and helps them document their learning so that it contributes to requirements for a masters degree and state residency principal certification.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education program is designed to provide the academic foundations and depth students need to advance in their career within the education community, take on leadership roles within the profession, and make significant contributions to the future of children, youth, and families.

Master of Education (Secondary/Middle Level Endorsement)

The UW Bothell Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification Master of Education Program integrates courses and structured field experiences. Students will  be challenged to apply and extend the lessons learned in class to work with youth in several school settings. Endorsements are available in Biology, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, History, Social Studies and General Science (pending).

For program information or to schedule an advising session, please contact

School of Business

Vicki Tolbert at or call 425-352-3277

MS Accounting Program

Jana Davis , Manager MS Accounting Program at or call 425-352-3278

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Kate Osmond at or call 425-352-3406

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

STEM graduate programs at or call 425-352-5490


Erica Lind at or call 425-352-3680

Master of Education (Secondary/Middle Level Endorsement)

Erica Lind, education program advisor at elind@uwb.eduor call 425-352-5274

Nursing and Health Studies

Linda Bale, program advisor, at or call 425-352-3238