As a faculty member or graduate dean, I'd like to nominate one of our programs for the WRGP network. How does the process work?

If you would like to nominate a program, contact WICHE’s director of student exchange. WICHE reviews new program nominations every fall. The call for nominations is typically released in September and the review process is completed by April.

To be eligible, programs that aren’t related to healthcare must be “distinctive,” meaning they must be offered at no more than five other institutions in the WICHE region (exclusive of California). Given the tremendous needs in the healthcare workforce, healthcare-related programs are not subject to the “distinctiveness” criteria, but must be of high quality. WICHE is also seeking graduate programs in emerging fields, as well as professional science masters programs. For complete details, visit and look for the nomination procedure information and forms. Institutions must be regionally accredited.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)