Saint Martin's University

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Academic Excellence

We educate the whole person, meaning holistic, collaborative and experiential learning.

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Supportive Community

Saints recognize that we become who we are by our relationships with others.

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Transformative Outcomes

Saints make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

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Living and Learning in the PNW

See our amazing natural setting as well as the people, cultures and sectors that thrive here.

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For Every Saint

Since 1895, Saint Martin’s has aspired to be an inclusive community of learners, rooted in tradition and inspired toward progress. Informed by the Catholic intellectual tradition and guided by our Benedictine values, we educate future leaders to be mindful citizens of the world who exhibit wisdom and compassion in thought and through action.

Saints live with heart.
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Take a tour of campus, meet faculty, and get to know what it means be a Saint!

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Academic Excellence

Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its undergraduate and graduate programs and certificate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, engineering, nursing and leadership.

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Our admissions team is devoted to making your journey as helpful, straightforward, and transparent as possible for you.

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Patty Lemon
Dean of Enrollment and Admissions

Undergraduate programs

We offer undergraduate programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Counseling, the School of Business, and the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering.

Our admissions team is devoted to making your journey as helpful, straightforward, and transparent as possible for you.

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Patty Lemon
Dean of Enrollment and Admissions
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Maya Angelou once said, “every person is born with talent.” The Office of Graduate Admissions welcomes the opportunity to help you take the first step toward beginning your graduate program and cultivating your talent. Let’s get started!

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Roger Douglas
Interim Director of Graduate Admissions

Graduate programs

Our graduate programs in accounting, business, computer science, counseling, engineering and leadership studies provide flexibility and supportive faculty with real-world experience.

Maya Angelou once said, “every person is born with talent.” The Office of Graduate Admissions welcomes the opportunity to help you take the first step toward beginning your graduate program and cultivating your talent. Let’s get started!

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Roger Douglas
Interim Director of Graduate Admissions

More academic offerings

Certificate programs

Saint Martin's offers several non-degree and certificate programs in such high-demand areas as accounting, business and education to advance your career.

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

This interdisciplinary doctoral program is designed to empower the next generation of researchers and scholars while addressing the pressing need for leadership in today’s world.

Washington Vets to Tech

Washington Vets to Tech (WaV2T) is a 16-week intensive program offered at Lacey and JBLM campuses that prepares active military and veterans for new careers in computer science and IT.

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A Community that Cares

Community is a Benedictine value and core theme at Saint Martin's. We build community inside and outside the classroom, sharing our diverse lived experiences and creating new shared memories and missions with one another.

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Once a Saint, always a Saint

During their time at Saint Martin's, students, faculty and staff grow intellectually, personally and spiritually. Together, as Saints, we support one another as we each find and follow our purpose, always striving to think, act, and lead with heart.

Saint Stories

Celebrate First-Gen: Michael Otter-Johnson '19, MBA '22
When you’re a first-generation college student, it feels like your whole family is going to college with you because it is such a new and unique experience for everyone.
Michael Otter-Johnson '19, MBA '22
Annual Giving Manager
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Michael Otter-Johnson '19, MBA '22
Annual Giving Manager
Humans of Saint Martin's: Deborah Long '77
I incorporate the responsibilities and values I hold as a mother into the way I work with students because I want them to feel empowered and confident enough to take control of some of the more complicated things in life, like finances, that may seem out of their control.  
Deborah "Debbie" Long '77
Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Hospitality
To offer warmth, acceptance and joy in welcoming others. “Let all...be received as Christ.” — Rule of Benedict 53
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Deborah "Debbie" Long '77
Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services
Celebrate First-Gen: Jaskaran Dhatt '23
I am the first of my family to go to college, which means that I get the honor of blazing a trail for my younger siblings and cousins.
Jaskaran Dhatt '23
A.S.S.M.U President
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Jaskaran Dhatt '23
A.S.S.M.U President
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It gives the whole region which is comprised of 30+ institutions an opportunity to learn about the Saint Martin's community and also learn about our small but mighty chapter.
Cheyenne Yap '23
National Residence Hall Honorary President
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Community Living
To become who we are by our relationships with others. “Let all things be common to all.” — Rule of Benedict 33
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Cheyenne Yap '23
National Residence Hall Honorary President

The Beautiful Pacific Northwest

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Diversity, innovation and sustainability

These are the qualities of the Pacific Northwest that inspire us and are reflected in our community and programs.

News & Events

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Record-Breaking $3 million Raised for Student Scholarships at the Saint Martin’s Gala with Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell

LACEY, Wash. - A record-breaking $3 million was raised for student scholarships at the annual Saint Martin’s University Gala on November 5. More than 600 alumni and friends came to the Lacey campus to see Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell demo on stage the exquisite Italian five-course, wine-paired menu, along with a lively and generous live auction, and an after party with the Seattle-based band, Mr. Pink.

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Saint Martin’s University awarded Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success Grant from the U.S. Department of Education

LACEY, Wash. — Saint Martin’s University received a three-year grant, totaling more than $580,000, from the U.S. Department of Education to increase support and programming for veterans. At Saint Martin's, veterans represent 9 percent of the student population. The Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS) Program Grant will help serve veterans through holistic support, intentionally designed programs, and career and professional development resources.

Event

Nature & Nurture Concert

Join us for performances by SMU Wind Ensemble and conductor, Joseph P. Scott. 

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