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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

Frequently asked questions

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Q: What are the differences between the MED and the MIT program?
A: The MED program is designed for educators who already have a teaching credential and are looking for a master's degree to further develop their skills and knowledge. The MIT is designed for those looking to become certified as teachers who would also like to earn a master's degree.
Q: Can credits from another university be transferred to the MIT program?
A: Nine semester hours of graduate work may be taken at another institution and transferred, provided the work fits the program plan, is recommended by the program advisor and is approved by the director of master's programs in education. Students applying for admission to the program may request to have prior graduate study considered for transfer into the program.
Q: I already have a Master's degree - do I have to take the GRE or MAT?
A: No, those who have already completed a Master's degree do not have to take the GRE or MAT. Please note that the degree must have been awarded - waivers are not given to those who have not completed the degree.
Q: I have a job that required me to have a fingerprint clearance, do I still need to obtain my fingerprints?
A: If you work in a school district and you think the OSPI already has a fingerprint clearance in their database for you (they must not be older than 2 years) we would be happy to check. Just let us know.
Q: Where do I go to....get my fingerprint clearance...take my CPR class....take the GRE or MAT?
A: Our "Admission resources PDF" has detailed information to help you with these application steps.
Q: Once my application is complete, about how long does it take for an admission decision?
A: For the MIT program, once your application is complete, it goes to a faculty committee for review. We advise applicants that admission decisions can take up to one month.
Q: When are classes offered?
A: Classes for the MIT program are typically offered in the late afternoon or evenings.

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