Central Washington University

Central Washington University

Central Washington University is a member university of Great Plains IDEA. This alliance joins together universities from across the United States to provide online degrees through shared resources and knowledge. With Central Washington University as your home university, you have access to innovative courses and faculty with an array of experiences.

Participating Programs

Through Great Plains IDEA, Central Washington University participates in the Online Family and Consumer Sciences Education Master's Degree programs. Choose from two master's degrees to expand your understanding of FCS Education and pursue your dream career. Option A and Option B provide flexibility to busy professionals who need to balance work and academic responsibilities. Our one affordable common price is the same regardless of program or state of residence.

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Main Campus Location:

Ellensburg, Washington (pop. 18,703)

Accredited By

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
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School Colors

Crimson and Black


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Central Washington University Traditions

Central Washington University is consistently a top-ranked institution for diversity and affordability.

CWU’s slogan is “Learn. Do. Live:” Learn with leading programs. Do by doing what you learn. Live, the world is waiting.

Located between the Columbia River and the Cascade Mountains, CWU Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals offers students and alumni excursions and equipment rental for sunset hikes, overnight backpacking in nearby mountains, outdoor top-rope climbing, river floating, and cross country skiing.

Earn an FCS Education Master's Degree at Central Washington University through Great Plains IDEA

With Central as your home university, you'll receive a student-centered, innovative, and highly engaging educational experience.

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