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University of Washington Tacoma

UW Tacoma is one of three campuses that make up the University of Washington: the 154-year-old Seattle campus, and the Tacoma and Bothell campuses, both founded in 1990. We offer many of the same educational qualities as our sister universities — a vibrant campus setting; top-drawer faculty known for their teaching ability; a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum; and high standards of social responsibility.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (5)
Social Sciences (5)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



At UW Tacoma, students learn in small classes, getting to know their faculty while participating in research and service projects. First-year students complete an innovative core curriculum, which blends different fields of study into interdisciplinary classes. Courses might mix art and ecology, or business and social science. The result is a rich learning environment where students are encouraged to challenge themselves.

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GSSA 2019

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Student Life

Campus life

The 46-acre campus footprint is located on a hillside overlooking the Port of Tacoma and Mount Rainier, on the southern edge of downtown Tacoma, next to museums and the beautifully reconstructed Union Station. Within walking distance are an array of restaurants, attractions, businesses, shops, parks, museums and historic architecture.


The University of Washington Tacoma is accredited as a unit of the University of Washington by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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