If you are interested in joining the next class in June 2013, you must submit two separate applications – one to North Cascades Institute, and one to Western Washington University. If all North Cascades Institute and Western Washington University Graduate School application materials are received by January 15th, student will receive a $500 residency fee discount. This demanding program requires seven consecutive quarters of enrollment. For example, if you enroll in June 2013, you would complete your degree mid-March 2015.
Apply for admission to Western Washington University's Graduate School
The Western Washington University Graduate School application is available on the web at or by contacting the University. Specify that you are applying for admission to the M.Ed. in Environmental Education, Residency Option (program code: G-NSNCI). The application requires that you submit results from Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT); schedule a test date as soon as possible.
Apply to North Cascades Institute
Send the Institute Residency Application directly to North Cascades Institute.
North Cascades Institute Graduate Program Scholarships
North Cascades Institute is proud to offer four scholarships for graduate students in our residency program. These scholarships were created to attract and reward applicants based upon diversity, financial need, merit and volunteer service. Scholarship amounts range from $500 - $2,000. To apply, download the North Cascades Institute Scholarship Application and submit it along with a one-page essay, a letter of support and a copy of your Student Aid report.
Financial aid applications must be submitted by February 15 for priority consideration. Federal financial aid applications (FAFSA) and information is available from Student Financial Resources at Western Washington University.
What happens next
The admissions committee will examine both parts of the application together. We will process your application and notify you of our decision as rapidly as possible so that you can make your plans. You will receive a letter from the Dean of the Graduate School informing you of our admissions decision.