Military and Veterans

Washington State University has a time-honored tradition of commitment to military and veteran students. Below are just some of the reasons why the Carson College of Business was ranked #8 “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report:

  • GMAT Waiver – your military leadership experience counts. Demonstrating five or more years of progressive managerial experience may allow us to waive the GMAT/GRE
  • Reduced Tuition – military and veteran students (MBA) receive a $102 per credit hour tuition reduction off of our already competitive rates
  • No Application Fee – $75 application fee is waived for all military and veteran students
  • 100% online – our program is 100% online, allowing you the flexibility you need to lead your team and complete your mission
  • Accreditation – Carson College of Business’s Online MBA is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • VA Educational Benefits – WSU Veterans Services is dedicated to timely and transparent processing of your financial benefits
  • Backpacks to Boardrooms – launched in 2018, B2B is a unique program designed to enhance your academic experience and support your continued military service or success in the corporate environment

“The WSU Online MBA program helped me transition to civilian life within three weeks of separation from the United States Air Force.”


Online MBA, Class of 2014
Business Analyst, Avista Utilities Intelligence Analyst, Washington Air National Guard

WSU is ranked #8 among the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans” for 2019.

WSU is recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2019.

The WSU Carson College of Business is recognized on Military Times’ list of “Best for Vets: Colleges 2019.”

WSU now ranks #13 among the “Best Online MBA Programs” by U.S. News & World Report, which is the top 5% nationally.