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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. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

How to apply

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Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, it is in your interest to meet the following priority dates. This is especially true if you are applying for financial aid, assistantships or scholarships.

Deadlines for main campus  
Summer semester (May - July)  May 1
Fall semester (late August - December) June 1
Spring semester (January - May) November 1
Deadlines for JBLM campus  
Summer session (May - July) May 1
Fall session I (August - October) June 1
Fall session I (October - December) September 1
Spring session I (January - March November 1
Spring session II (March - May) February 1

Application steps

Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
Step 2: Send all supplemental and supporting documents below to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
  1. Online payment or check for $50 application fee made out to "Saint Martin's University"
  2. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS. International students must also submit official English translations for any transcripts not in English.
  3. Test scores: (GRE or MAT) sent directly from the testing agency and a copy of WEST-B results (reading, writing and math).  Detailed information on these tests can be found on our Admission resources PDF.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
    Have each recommender send their signed form directly to the Saint Martin’s University Office of Graduate Studies. Letter writers are encouraged to attach a letter further detailing qualifications.
  5. Curriculum vitae outlining your professional or work experience details
  6. Proof of fingerprinting and clearance through OSPI
  7. Character and Fitness form
  8. Program advising appointment
  9. International students must also submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score report and a completed declaration of finances form along with financial documentation.
Step 3: On-site essay. Applicants must come to the College of Education to write a brief personal statement of approximately 300-400 words. To schedule your appointment, please email the College of Education and Counseling Psychology:
Step 4: Once admitted, students will be required to submit the following pre-enrollment materials.

We encourage applicants to get these materials in as soon as possible (even during the application process) as they are needed before students can register.
  1. Pre-program observation form
  2. Proof of valid CPR /First Aid card or course registration
  3. Photo (can be electronic)

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