Graduate Research Appointments
These Research Assistantships pay $ 1300/mo plus tuition. RA's working at Battelle are funded through the Associated Western University (AWU) fellowship program, while RA's working at WSUTC are funded through WSU.
Graduate students take 21 credits of MSE course work at the Tri-Cities campus and 9 credits of MS thesis to complete the requirements for a MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Students usually obtain a M.S. degree in two years or less. Many students go on for a Ph.D. by returning to the Pullman campus for one year to satisfy a one-year residency requirement (only for the Ph.D.) and then return to WSUTC to carry out the Ph.D. thesis work either at WSUTC or Battelle. On the other hand many Dr. Olsen's students have entered the electronics industry after obtaining their M.S. degree, and many of the Battelle M.S. students have been able to obtain full-time employment at Battelle, or at some other industrial firm.
If you are interested in graduate studies at WSU Tri-Cities, and in applying for a Research Assistantship, please contact Dr. Olsen at the address given below, or by telephone or E-mail. Please send an unofficial copy of your transcript, a resume if you have one and a letter of recommendation from one of your professors.
Dr. Larry C. Olsen