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We are accepting applications for fall main and fall 01 & 02. JBLM term 01 classes begin August 10, and term 02 classes start October 19. Main campus classes begin August 24.

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.

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) Oct. 1
Spring session I (January - March November 1
Spring session II (March - May) February 1
FAFSA priority March 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. Detailed information on these tests can be found on our Admission resources PDF
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  5. 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.
  6. Curriculum vitae outlining your professional or work experience details
  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. Program advising appointment
  10. Personal Goal Statement. Submit a one or two page goal statement describing your educational career pathway, your motivation to obtain an MED, and your goals as an education leader.
    Email your statement in PDF format to
  11. International students must also submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score report and a completed declaration of finances form along with 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.
Step 3: 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 CPR /First Aid registration

The Office of Graduate Studies

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