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Graduate Studies



Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday

Admission requirements

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In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the MCE program, applicants must meet one of the following three lists of criteria:

1) A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in civil engineering with:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for undergraduate work or
  • A 3.0 average for all upper-division engineering courses or
  • A passing score on the national Fundamentals of Engineering examination

2) A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in another engineering field or the sciences and:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for all undergraduate work and
  • Completion of calculus (one year), differential equations, physics (one year), chemistry (one-half year), statics, mechanics of materials and dynamics.

3) A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in any field, plus current registration as a professional engineer (PE) in civil engineering.

In addition, international students must submit proof of English proficiency in one of two ways:

  1. An undergraduate degree from a US institution where the English is the language of instruction.
  2. An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report (less than two years old) sent directly from the testing agency. For full admission we require a 79 IBT/213 CBT/550 PBT on the TOFEL or 6.5 band score on the academic version of the IELTS.

International students who do not meet the minimum required English proficiency, but are otherwise admissible, will be conditionally admitted through our ESL program. Saint Martin's University is the sole judge of an applicant's English proficiency.

*Students not meeting these requirements will be considered for conditional admission. Saint Martin's University recognizes that while previous performance is a valuable indicator of potential success, there are those who have demonstrated that potential in other ways than traditional academic performance.

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