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Coronavirus COVID-19

The V&E Program is following CDC, state, and university recommendations to practice social distancing in order to slow the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus. We have temporarily modified our operations to include teleworking options for our faculty, staff and graduate students, but remain available to serve you during regular business hours though email, phone and videoconference. Visit WSU’s source of updates and information about COVID-19 at

A graduate student receiving her diploma standing with professor


Graduate studies in viticulture and enology provide students an opportunity to focus their passion in a specific research area. Working closely with expert faculty and conducting research in state-of-the-art facilities, V&E graduate students play a pivotal role in moving the Washington wine industry forward. Whether you’re interested in wine chemistry, economics, soil quality, or integrated pest management, we’ve got a program for you.

With a statewide focus, WSU’s commitment to the wine industry is reflected in our multiple locations for research, innovation, and outreach. Research vineyards, support facilities, and high-tech laboratories are available to post-secondary students pursuing research projects at the Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center in Prosser. The Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center in Tri-Cities is among the most technologically advanced wine research facilities in the world.