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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

Admission requirements

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In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the STAR program applicants must meet the following requirements. Those wishing to combine the Master's in Teaching (MIT) and STAR program must also meet the standardized test requirement for the MIT program.

  1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) college or university with an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate coursework GPA (those not meeting these criteria may be admitted conditionally).
  2. Applicants must have at least one year of professionally oriented work experience.
  3. Moral character and personal fitness qualifications as adopted in the Washington Administrative Code for teachers.
  4. Passing grade on all three tests of the West B.
  5. Additional credits for endorsement competencies may be required, based on your transcript review.   
  6. International students must submit proof of English proficiency in one of two ways:

    1. An undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution where the English is the language of instruction or
    2. An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report (less than two years old) sent directly from the testing agency. For full admission we require a 79 IBT/213 CBT/550 PBT on the TOFEL or 6.5 band score on the academic version of the IELTS.

      Those students who do not meet the minimum required English proficiency but are otherwise admissible will be conditionally admitted through our ESL program.
      Saint Martin's University is the sole judge of an applicant's English proficiency.

*Students not meeting these requirement will be considered for conditional admission. Saint Martin's University recognizes that while previous performance is a valuable indicator of potential success there are those who have demonstrated that potential in other ways than traditional academic performance.

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