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Graduate Studies



Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M, W, F

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tu, Th

About the Office of Graduate Studies

Faculty and staff

Steve Siera
Associate dean for graduate studies, associate dean for education, associate professor, MIT director
B.S. Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1970; M.S. University of Tennessee, 1974; Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1984. Siera's expertise is in traditional and alternative assessment, evaluation, statistics and educational reform. He is associate dean and the director of the MIT program.  

Office: OM 470

Marie Boisvert
Director, office of graduate studies
B.A. State University of New York, Oswego, 1999; M.A. Sacramento State University, 2008. Boisvert's interests include the understanding of graduate study by undergraduates and international education.  

Office: OM 438

Suzanne Templin
Administrative assistant, office of graduate studies
B.S.B.M. University of Phoenix, 2000; M.B.A. Agrosy, 2013. Templin's interests include business administration and human resource management.  

Office: OM 438

Mission and goals


The mission of the Office of Graduate Studies is to support the overall mission of Saint Martin’s University by supporting graduate programs in recruiting, admitting, enrolling, and serving qualified graduate students. We do this through providing services to students and by ensuring high quality programs characterized by intellectual engagement and academic rigor.


  • To attract a sufficient number of applicants each year to ensure strong, viable programs.
  • To attract an applicant pool and subsequent enrollments whose personal and academic backgrounds will support their success at the University academically, socially, spiritually, and in certain cases athletically.
  • To provide clear, concise information about degree majors, online programs, financial aid (FINAID), admission/ institutional policies, and procedures.
  • To provide leadership to the Graduate Council in the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure the viability and quality of programs.

The Office of Graduate Studies

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