Graduate Studies is the key to mastery of a profession or a discipline that can contribute to your own personal and career goals, but also to the revitalization of Guam for the next several decades. As higher education increasingly turns online venues, local Universities are more and more critical to the process of mentoring, personalizing, and maintaining the human factor. Graduate Faculty at the University of Guam are within a broad network of colleagues, co-workers, friends, and family who will be part of your cohort for the rest of your working life.
The role of the Office of Graduate Admission is to administer graduate admissions and maintain academic records of graduate students. Graduate Program Coordinators or major professors provide students with advice and assistance with special problems. Graduate student appeals, petitions, and requests for special consideration are handled via the respective Dean to the Director of Graduate Studies.
The Director shall coordinate graduate matters between college and school academic programs, Graduate Admissions Office, and RFK Library, which handles thesis and special project publication and archival.
Graduate Admissions Office
University of Guam
303 University Drive
Mangilao, Guam 96913
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is a regional organization created by the Western Regional Education Compact and adopted in the 1950s by Western states. WICHE was created to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of the West. Helping students gain affordable access to higher education is one of its objectives.
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is coordinated by WICHE. Students enrolled through WUE pay up to 150% of the enrolling institution's resident undergraduate tuition. To qualify, applicant's must demonstrate residency in a WICHE member state and must be admitted to a WUE-eligible major at UOG.
WICHE's member states include 15 Western states and member U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States (currently, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam). WICHE’s 15 member states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Students must demonstrate one (1) year of residency in a member WICHE state. Proof of residency can be demonstrated by providing one of the following:
Online programs are not eligible for the WRGP tuition rate at UOG.
Students should contact the academic unit directly for questions about their major. The admissions staff can help direct you to the correct person for your major.
Yes, Click here for the application form. You must submit this with proof of eligibility.
Applications received after will be considered for the future term.
Late applications will be considered for the following term.
We will notify applicants of UOG’s admissions decision within 2 to 3 days after receipt of their application. Shortly thereafter, we will notify the applicant as to whether or not they were awarded the WRGP tuition rate.
The two universities formed an arrangement in 2012 to give UOG's Bachelor of Social Work graduates the opportunity to earn their master's online.
Seven student, faculty, and staff awardees were nominated and selected based on excellence in their areas.
View the complete schedule of thesis defenses for Fañomnåkan graduation here.
Leilani Sablan, who will be pursuing a master's in biology at the University of Guam, is the recipient of a 2020-2021 U.S. Pacific Territories Fishery Capacity Building Scholarship.
With the passage and signing into law of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES ) Act, the University of Guam will receive $4.5 million — with an initial direct distribution to students of approximately $2.3 million for emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.