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We are accepting applications for fall term 01 and 02 - term 1 starts August 10, 2015. Term 02 starts October 19, 2015.

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Now accepting applications
For fall 01, 2015, priority deadline: July 1
For fall 02 2015, priority deadline: September 1

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.

Fall session 1 (August - October) July 1
Fall session 2 (October - December) September 1
Spring session 1 (January - March) December 15
Spring session 2 (March - May) February 1
Summer session (May - July) May 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. Check for $50 application fee made out to "Saint Martin's University" or use our online payment system.
  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. Current resume. Send in PDF format to
  4. Admissions essay. Send in PDF format to

    Essay guidelines: Your personal essay should be typed, double spaced and describe in detail (about 200 words per area) some special interest, significant experience, or achievement in each of the following areas:

    1. Faith- Describe a significant personal or professional challenge you faced and the steps you took to address this challenge. Include whether you turned to anyone in facing the challenge, the role that person played, and what you learned about yourself.
    2. Reason- Describe any of your special interests and how you have developed knowledge in these areas. This may include examples of your creativity; the ability to see alternatives; take diverse perspectives; come up with many, varied, or original ideas; or a willingness to try new things.
    3. Service- Describe what you have done to serve those around you. Give examples of specific programs, projects, or activities in which you have been involved.
    4. Community- Describe the way or ways in which you engage your community. This may include how you connect with colleagues, members of your community, members of your family, or other communities. Describe why this connection is important to you.
  5. International students must also submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score report and a completed declaration of finances form along with supporting financial documentation - an official bank statement or letter. Additionally, international students should submit a copy of their passport,  as well as an $100 deposit to cover the cost of international application administration. This deposit is non-refundable. You can pay the $100 deposit using our online payment system.

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