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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

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.

Key application & program dates  
Priority deadline February 28
Applicant interviews March-April
Orientation and summer academy mid-June

Application steps

Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission.

For certification-only, select STAR program as your campus, and post-bac certification as your program. For MIT and STAR, select STAR as your campus and MIT as your program.
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: Copy of WEST-B results (reading, writing and math AND for MIT program: (GRE or MAT) sent directly from the testing agency.  Detailed information on these tests can be found on our Admission resources PDF. For the WEST-B tests, qualifying SAT/ACT scores can supplant WEST-B tests. Any combination of tests below will suffice; official documentation required.
    Subject WEST-B SAT ACT
    Math 240 515 22
    Reading 240 500 22
    Writing 240 490 8
  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. Personal Goal Statement. Submit a one or two page goal statement describing your educational career pathway, your motivation to become a teacher, and your goals as an education leader. Email your statement in PDF format to
  7. Proof of fingerprinting and clearance through OSPI. Two parts:
    1. WSP fingerprint background check form.
    2. Fingerprinting done at an Educational School District (ESD) office. Detailed information on fingerprinting procedures and payments can be found on our Admission resources PDF. Turn in your receipt.
  8. Complete your Pre-Residency Clearance Application online. Click here for directions.
  9. Schedule program advising appointment / interview
Step 3: Once admitted, students are 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 (a list of local class providers can be found on our Admission resources PDF).
  3. Photo (can be electronic)

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