About WAGS

The primary purpose of the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) is “the consideration of mutual problems among the member institutions, relating to graduate studies and research.” WAGS cooperates with other institutions, agencies, and businesses for this purpose by dissemination of information, improvement of standards, encouragement of research, and assistance to institutions embarking on graduate programs.

The members of WAGS are accredited institutions of higher education in the western United States, Canada and Pacific Rim that offer Master’s and/or Doctoral degrees. WAGS is a regional association affiliated with the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools.