Terminal Degrees

Many of the faculty positions at the University of Washington require a terminal degree. A terminal degree is the generally accepted highest degree in a field of study. While a doctorate is considered the terminal degree in most fields of study, other disciplines may consider different degrees as terminal degrees. Please check with the appropriate school/college or department to verify which degrees they consider to be terminal.

Typical Terminal Degrees:

  • Ph.D.
  • M.D.
  • D.D.S.
  • D.D.M.
  • D.V.M.
  • J.D.
  • M.F.A.
  • M.Arch