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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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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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We are a community of lifelong learners! Our graduate counselors and student ambassadors are here to answer any questions.

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Chantelle Petrone Marker
Associate Dean of Military and Graduate Programs

Graduate programs

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

We are a community of lifelong learners! Our graduate counselors and student ambassadors are here to answer any questions.

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Chantelle Petrone Marker
Associate Dean of Military and Graduate Programs

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

Saints Spotlight: Women in Engineering
The women in this story continue to elevate the representation of women in STEM. Representation is important not only for those being represented but for members of systems that are becoming more inclusive. Saint Martin’s is so proud to have played even a small role in the lives of these incredible ladies.
Dr. Jill Walsh
Civil Engineering Professor
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Dr. Jill Walsh
Civil Engineering Professor
Saints Spotlight: Christine Brenner '15
I loved Irina and Jeff's classes ... I felt like an adult did more than just hear what I had to say, but actively listen and engage with it. It made me more invested in my education.
Christine Brenner '15
Class of 2015
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Respect for Persons
To respect each person regardless of class, background or professional skill. "No one is to pursue what is judged best for oneself, but instead, what is better for someone else." — Rule of Benedict 72
Christine Brenner '15
Christine Brenner '15
Class of 2015
Engineered for Success: Grad Program prepares for career at NASA
All of my professors were invested in me and I built great relationships with them. Honestly, because of the size and culture of Saint Martin’s I loved that learning, growth, and even career advice takes place everywhere, even in the hallways!
Kelsey Buckles MSME '20
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2020
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
Engineered for Success: Grad Program Prepares for Career at NASA
Kelsey Buckles MSME '20
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2020
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"Saint Martin’s University prepared me for my internship by teaching me to provoke thoughtful and meaningful discussion."
Zakeel Gordon ‘17
Business Adminstration
Class of 2017
Zakeel Gordon ‘17
Zakeel Gordon ‘17
Business Adminstration
Class of 2017
Mastering Business, Developing People
“The MBA program and the content helped me understand that there is so much more in the leadership of organizations than managers and employees. My program of study helped me clarify that I wanted to be in a leadership role where I could be helping people, developing others, and learning from other people as well.”
John Iglesias MBA '01, Ph.D. Candidate
Master of Business Administration
Class of 2001
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Listening
To hear keenly and sensitively the voices of persons and all created beings. “Listen...with the ear of your heart.” — Rule of Benedict Prologue
Mastering Business, Developing People
John Iglesias MBA '01, Ph.D. Candidate
Master of Business Administration
Class of 2001
To travel is to begin to know
"I would like to challenge students to step out of their comfort zones and travel."
Jase Kugiya '18
Social Work
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Listening
To hear keenly and sensitively the voices of persons and all created beings. “Listen...with the ear of your heart.” — Rule of Benedict Prologue
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Jase Kugiya '18
Social Work
Learning in Public
"I would recommend the [Washington State Legislative] internship program ... In my time I got to sit firsthand and watch as our reps balanced diverse constituent interests, worked tirelessly to understand complex political issues, and engaged in bipartisanship on a regular basis."
Max Turner '22
Political Science and Gender Identity Studies
Class of 2022
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Justice
To hear keenly and sensitively the voices of persons and all created beings. “Listen...with the ear of your heart.” — Rule of Benedict Prologue
Learning in Public
Max Turner '22
Political Science and Gender Identity Studies
Class of 2022
Saints Spotlight: Francisca “Franny” Anunobi ‘23
I am so grateful to the faculty here at Saint Martin’s who have prepared me for this career-building opportunity, and I am deeply appreciative of the SOPREMA Scholarship program for their continued support in my academic and professional pursuits.
Franny Anunobi '23
Mechanical Engineering
Benedictine Scholar
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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Franny Anunobi '23
Mechanical Engineering
Benedictine Scholar

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

News

Saint Martin’s announces Stephen O’Brien as new director of athletics

LACEY, Wash. — Saint Martin’s University has announced that Stephen O’Brien will be their new director of athletics. He succeeds Bob Grisham, who served as athletic director for thirty-seven years and has played an integral role in developing the athletic programs at the university. As director of athletics, O’Brien will oversee thirteen programs and provide visionary leadership, strategic planning, and policy development for the department. He will join the Saint Martin’s community on October 8.

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Saint Martin’s University names 2022 recipients of the Trustee Scholarships

LACEY, Wash. - Saint Martin’s University chose three recipients of the 2022 Trustee Scholarship and is proud to recognize Becky Gudino, Amista Mariana Lujan, and Cody Mears with one of the most significant honors given by the university to incoming transfer students. Three scholarships are awarded every year to outstanding transfers who exemplify the university’s commitment to academic excellence, community service, and the Benedictine values that sit at the heart of the Saint Martin’s community.

Event

Presidential Inauguration

Join us as we celebrate the inauguration of President Bonds-Raacke.

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