We know that at the heart of a great professional is a great person. Our evening graduate programs offer a caring environment while providing theoretically based practical knowledge and skill development.

Important Information

Deadlines, requirements, how to apply

Applications for all graduate programs require:

  1. Completion of the graduate application
  2. A $50 application fee
  3. Official transcripts

However, each program has unique priority deadlines, admission requirements and supplemental materials.

To ensure that you are completing your application in full, please review the detailed application information below for your desired program.

Submitting application materials

Many of your application materials are completed online or can be delivered via email to the Office of Graduate Studies at gradstudies@stmartin.edu.

For all remaining supplemental materials, please send to:

Saint Martin's University
Office of Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

International applicants

In addition to the materials listed under each program, international applicants must also submit:

  • A $100 non-refundable deposit to cover the cost of international application administration.
  • Official English translations for any transcripts not in English
  • Proof of English proficiency*
  • Proof of finances (official bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the total cost of the program and completed Declaration of Finances form - see below)
  • A copy of passport

International applicants: information detail

*Proof of English proficiency may be submitted in either of two ways:

  • An undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution (instruction in English), or
  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score report (les than two years old) sent directly from reporting institution. For full admission we require: 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.

Declaration of finances

The following programs requires a unique Declaration of Finances form.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) »
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MAC) »
Master in Teaching (MIT) »
Master of Education (MED) »
Engineering programs (MCE, MEM, MME) »

Detailed application information for each program

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MAC)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDeadline
    Summer priorityApril 1
    Fall priorityApril 1
    FallJune 1
    SpringNovember 1
    FAFSA priorityMarch 1

    Admission requirements

    Admission to the MAC program is solely the function of five factors:

    Academic background

    A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required of candidates for admission into the MAC Program. More specifically, an undergraduate major in psychology is highly desirable. However, a psychology major is not essential. A minor in psychology is usually expected as the minimum academic background.

    Note: Lack of undergraduate coursework in psychology does not automatically exclude you from consideration. You may be able to demonstrate equivalent academic training (such as majors or minors in social work, family studies, or other fields related to psychology) and excellence in other criteria for admission (experience, mastery over personal issues, letters of reference, GPA, etc.).

    The MAC faculty reserves the right to offer especially promising students who have not completed all of the desired undergraduate coursework in psychology a conditional acceptance into the program. If in doubt, contact us and ask! In addition to academic course content, your previous GPA will be taken as a predictor of your ability to succeed in the MAC Program. We understand that poor grades can result from many factors, such as stress, work, or family obligations.

    The MAC Program does not require GRE or MAT scores for admission; in the absence of such scores, prior grades are one of the best indicators of academic potential. If your previous grades were modest (mainly B's and C's), you may wish to address this in your goal statement and/or ask your references to address it.

    Documentation of academic background and grades are taken from official transcripts. Official transcripts are required from each and every college and university you have attended, even those where you took only one or two classes. "Official transcripts" are usually defined as any sealed transcript that comes directly from the degree-granting institution, bearing the institution’s seal and the official signature of the registrar. Unsealed transcripts (i.e., transcripts opened by the student) or photocopies of official transcripts are not acceptable.

    Students with no classes in any of the social sciences may be required to enroll in an undergraduate Introduction to Psychology or Human Development course prior to acceptance into the program, and then will be accepted on a conditional basis.

    International students must submit proof of English proficiency in one of two ways:

    An undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution where English is the language of instruction, or
    An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report (less than 2 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.

    Clinical experience

    Clinical experience in a reputable counseling facility (either voluntary or as a paid position) is typically expected as a minimum requirement for admission into the MAC Program.

    Clinical experience may have been obtained from a variety of sources including, but not limited to: experience as a staff member in counseling facilities; work in community mental health agencies; and employment as a case worker in the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) programs (such as Child Protective Services or Family Reconciliation Services), other governmental agencies or programs (such as adoption agencies or detention centers), school counseling programs (such as a school counselor, interventionist, Head Start teacher, etc.), religious counseling facilities, or ministries.

    We are generally looking for experience beyond an undergraduate internship, counseling connected to commercial services or products (such as diet counseling or smoking cessation counseling), and personal therapy — although those activities are recognized as valuable and helpful experiences.

    In the past, some applicants to the MAC Program have been accepted despite limited clinical experience. This is a rare situation, usually allowed only when the applicant demonstrates rich life and/or cultural experiences, maturity, and excellence in other important areas. In other words, weakness in one area can be made up by excellence in other areas. Please note that such an exception is not a right of the applicant, but is a judgment call on the part of the MAC faculty. In such cases, students may be asked to obtain some experience in the field or to complete some volunteer work prior to and/or concurrent with the first few semesters of the MAC Program.

    Appropriateness of goals

    All applicants need to write a goal statement of three to five pages (typed, double-spaced). In this statement, you should describe:

    1. your academic and professional preparation for graduate study in psychology,
    2. your specific reasons for desiring entrance into the MAC Program, and
    3. your short-term and long-term career goals and objectives.

    There is no problem with your having honest questions about your future academic or employment goals. However, you should show thought and planning, tentative though they may be at this point in time.

    The statement is intended to be an introspective, autobiographical description. It should be specific enough to provide the reader with a concrete sense of your personal, professional, and intellectual development as it pertains to work and study in psychology. When writing your statement, it is appropriate to address personal issues and challenges as well as personal experiences with therapy (for more information, review factor 4).

    Be sure to present your statement in a professional manner. Statements that contain spelling, grammatical and/or typographical errors, and that consist of less than three to five pages (double-spaced) reflect poorly on your potential for success in graduate work. Your statement should be representative of the writing abilities you would offer as a graduate student.

    Ability to resolve issues

    All therapists and counselors are human and, as such, have personal issues that threaten to impact the quality of the services they provide to their clients. The presence of such issues is not usually seen as a problem indicating non-acceptance of your application to the MAC Program. Indeed, it is often the presence of issues that provides the motivation for people to seek careers in the helping professions. Involvement as a consumer of therapy may, in some cases, be viewed as an advantage and a source of experience in the therapy process.

    The major concern surrounding personal issues is that you are able to:

    1. Recognize and be aware of the existence of those personal issues, and
    2. Possess the ability to move toward resolution of those issues rather than projecting those issues onto your clients and/or your coworkers ("counter transference").

    For these reasons, a paragraph addressing personal issues is appropriate to include in your goal statement (see factor 3). If you have particularly strong personal challenges, you may wish to encourage your references to address this area of concern in their letters of support. In considering your personal issues, both you and your references should discuss the potential risks of your personal issues interfering with the educational and/or therapy process.

    The MAC faculty recognizes that participating as a client in individual or group therapy can be both a growth experience for the graduate student and a significant aspect of the program to prepare mental health professionals. Experience as a client in personal therapy is, therefore, one of the program requirements. All MAC students are required to obtain a minimum of 10 sessions of individual or group therapy conducted by a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed clinical psychologist, an M.D. psychiatrist, or a mental health therapist of equivalent status (the therapist's qualifications will need to be approved prior to beginning therapy); for more information on the therapy requirement, please see the MAC Student Handbook, chapters 2 and 3.

    The goal of the therapy is three-fold:

    1. An experience in personal counseling helps crystallize a student's goals to study counseling psychology.
    2. Personal therapy affords one kind of direct experience in the counseling process (from the recipient's end). It is hypocritical for students to provide therapy to clients without experiencing what it is like to be in the role of a client.
    3. Personal therapy helps students resolve personal or growth issues. Some students are attracted to a counseling program so that they can work out unresolved mental health issues such as hidden addictions, approval-seeking, family-of-origin struggles, or personality disorders. Students need to be aware of personal issues if they are to avoid having their problems interfere with their effectiveness as therapists.

    We find that most students have received some therapy prior to coming to Saint Martin's University. This is highly desirable. Regardless of personal therapy received prior to admittance into the program, however, all students are expected to receive at least 10 additional hours of individual, family, and/or group therapy while in the program. Students are encouraged to either continue on with successful prior therapy or to seek a new modality they have not previously experienced.

    Verification of completion of therapy will consist of a letter written by the therapist on office stationery and completion of the Verification of Therapy Form, due in the MAC office (Old Main 412) no later than completion of your second semester of work; this form is generally submitted with application for degree candidate status. The therapist will not be asked to divulge specific information regarding the nature of the student’s personal issues.

    The "Person of the therapist"

    The selection of students from the pool of applicants to the MAC Program is a demanding task presenting numerous challenges. Some evaluation criteria are relatively simple to observe, such as GPA, specific experience in the field, and writing ability. However, there are other less objective issues which must be evaluated as well. It is this attention to what we call the "person of the therapist" and the student’s suitability to the field of counseling in training that makes our program distinct.

    The MAC Program is known for training people to become true therapists, not just for providing a body of knowledge and a bag of techniques. The MAC Program has a clear psychotherapeutic focus, supporting students to become clinicians as well as scholars. For these reasons, during the selection process, considerable attention is placed on admittedly subjective qualifications of the applicants. These intangibles include (in no particular order):

    • Ability to work with abstractions and applications of theory.
    • Ability (or potential) to move fluidly between theory and practice.
    • Capacity for compassion and ability to be warm, enthusiastic, and nurturing.
    • Acceptance of others, appropriate social skills, and excellent people skills.
    • A tendency toward, and desire for, personal growth and enrichment.
    • Psychological self-awareness and emotional groundedness.
    • Clarity of purpose and ability to be self-directed and self-motivated.
    • Non-discriminatory and non-ethnocentric attitudes and behavior.
    • Emotional maturity and readiness (this is not the same as "age").

    It is our opinion that while much of what it means to become a therapist can be taught, there are subtle qualities that make some people effective healers and others not. In fact, in our profession, we deal with the reality that some highly trained practitioners are nevertheless ineffective, or worse, harmful as therapists. This danger is most often related to lack of self-awareness, which can result in unethical practices and poor therapeutic presence.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Complete the MAC program supplemental application
    Step 4: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • A minimum of two letters of recommendation
      SENT DIRECTLY TO OGS from previous teachers, supervisors or colleagues who can comment on your potential for success in graduate level work and future effectiveness as a mental health therapist. These can be sent via email or post.
    • Written statement of three to five pages (typed, double-spaced) in which you describe your academic and professional preparation for the program, reasons for desiring entrance, career objectives and examples of experience, interventions, case studies and/or specific situations that you were involved with. Important: before you write this, carefully review our admissions requirements. Send in PDF format to gradstudies@stmartin.edu
    Step 5: Interviews

    Following the successful completion of steps one through four, applicants may be invited to group and/or individual interviews with MAC faculty.

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDeadline
    Fall session 1 (August - October)July 1
    Fall session 2 (October - December)September 1
    Spring session 1 (January - March)December 15
    Spring session 2 (March - May)February 1
    Summer session (May - July)May 1

    Admission requirements

    In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the MBA program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with sufficient coursework in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and management to be successful in MBA coursework.
    • Overall 2.75 undergraduate GPA.
    • Demonstration of strong analytic, problem solving and writing skills as evidenced by previous coursework, resume and admissions essay.

     

    *Students not meeting these requirements 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.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Write an admissions essay that describes in detail some special interest, significant experience, or achievement in each of the following areas:
    • Faith-Describe a significant personal or professional challenge you faced and the steps you took to address this challenge. Include whether you turned to anyone in facing the challenge, the role that person played, and what you learned about yourself.
    • Reason-Describe any of your special interests and how you have developed knowledge in these areas. This may include examples of your creativity; the ability to see alternatives; take diverse perspectives; come up with many, varied, or original ideas; or a willingness to try new things.
    • Service-Describe what you have done to serve those around you. Give examples of specific programs, projects, or activities in which you have been involved.
    • Community-Describe the way or ways in which you engage your community. This may include how you connect with colleagues, members of your community, members of your family, or other communities. Describe why this connection is important to you.

    Essay guidelines: Your personal essay should be typed, double spaced and about 200 words per area.

    Step 4: Send all remaining supplemental and supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
  • Master of Civil Engineering (MCE)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDate
    Fall semesterJuly 1
    Spring semesterDecember 1
    Summer semesterMay 1

    Admission requirements

    In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the MCE program, applicants must meet one of the following three lists of criteria:

    1. A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in civil engineering with:
      1. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for undergraduate work, or
      2. A 3.0 average for all upper-division engineering courses, or
      3. A passing score on the national Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.
    2. A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in another engineering field or the sciences and:
      1. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for all undergraduate work, and
      2. Completion of calculus (one year), differential equations, physics (one year), chemistry (one-half year), statics, mechanics of materials and dynamics.
    3. A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in any field, plus current registration as a professional engineer (PE) in civil engineering.

    *Students not meeting these requirements 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.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Two letters of recommendation
      SENT DIRECTLY TO OGS. Preferably from professors, registered engineers or supervisors.
    • Current resume sent in PDF format to gradstudies@stmartin.edu
    • Personal statement -- maximum of three pages, double-spaced, sent in PDF format to gradstudies@stmartin.edu
      The personal essay should include the following:
      • Describe a challenge you have faced as an engineer (either as a student or on the job). Outline how you addressed this challenge and the outcome.
      • Discuss your immediate educational and long-range career objectives in relation to your chosen field.
      • Describe a time when you had to work as a part of a team to solve a problem. What role did you take, and what did you learn from the experience?
  • Master of Education (MED)

    Priority deadlines

    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)September 1
    Spring session I (January - March)November 1
    Spring session II (March - May)February 1

    Admission requirements

    In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the MED program applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) college or university
    • Applicants (except those applying to the guidance and counseling strand) must have at least one year of relevant work experience in the field of education, usually under contract in a state-accredited school. Other work experience involving students is considered on an individual basis. (For a master's program in order to become certified teacher, consider our Master in Teaching program. For certification-only, consider our post-baccalaureate teacher certification program).
    • Completed a teacher certification program acceptable to the state of Washington, or have the intention to complete the school counselor ESA certificate. (Note: the ESA school counseling certificate does not require teacher certification in the state of Washington). Limited exceptions to the existing certificate and work experience requirements may be made on a case by case basis.
    • Overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate coursework GPA (those not meeting these criteria may be admitted conditionally)
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) combined verbal and quantitative score of at least 291 (new version) or 850 (old version) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of at least 386. Scores must be less than five years old.

     

    *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.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission

    For certification-only, select STAR program as your campus, and post-bac certification as your program.
    For MIT and STAR, select STAR as your campus and MIT as your program.

    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents† to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Test scores: (GRE or MAT) sent directly from the testing agency -- review our admissions resources for detailed information
    Step 4: Schedule a program advising appointment
    Step 5: Submit pre-enrollment materials

    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.

  • Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDate
    Fall semesterJuly 1
    Spring semesterDecember 1
    Summer semesterMay 1

    Admission requirements

    In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the MEM program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

    A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in civil engineering with:

    1. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for undergraduate work, or
    2. A 3.0 average for all upper-division engineering courses, or
    3. A passing score on the national Fundamentals of Engineering examination

    *Students not meeting these requirements 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.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents† to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Two letters of recommendation
      SENT DIRECTLY TO OGS. Preferably from professors, registered engineers or supervisors.
    • Current resume sent in PDF format to gradstudies@stmartin.edu
  • Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDate
    Fall semesterJuly 1
    Spring semesterDecember 1
    Summer semesterMay 1

    Admission requirements

    In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the MME program, applicants must meet one of the following three lists of criteria:

    1. A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in civil engineering with:
      1. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for undergraduate work, or
      2. A 3.0 average for all upper-division engineering courses, or
      3. A passing score on the national Fundamentals of Engineering examination
    2. A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in another engineering field or the sciences and:
      1. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for all undergraduate work, and
      2. Completion of calculus (one year), multivariable calculus, differential equations, physics (one year), chemistry (one half year), statics, mechanics of materials, dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. Some remedial undergraduate courses may be required.
    3. A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in any field, plus current registration as a professional engineer (PE) in mechanical engineering.

    *Students not meeting these requirements 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.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents† to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Three professional references
      Contact information, including name, phone number and email address for references that can speak to your preparedness for graduate school
    • Current resume sent in PDF format to gradstudies@stmartin.edu
    • Personal statement -- one page, discussing your immediate educational and long-range career objectives in relation to your chosen field, sent in PDF format to gradstudies@stmartin.edu
  • Master in Teaching (MIT)

    Priority deadlines

    Students must apply for formal admission to the MIT program before or during the semester in which they complete the pre-professional sequence of courses required for program admission.

    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)September 1
    Spring session I (January - March)November 1
    Spring session II (March - May)February 1

    Admission requirements

    In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the MIT program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) college or university
    • Passing score on all three tests of the WEST-B
    • Overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate coursework GPA (those not meeting these criteria may be admitted conditionally)
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) combined verbal and quantitative score of at least 291 (new version) or 850 (old version) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of at least 386. Scores may not be more than 5 years old
    • Completion of all required pre-professional courses with a grade of C or higher in each
    Course numberCourse title
    ENG 101College writing I
    ENG 102College writing II
    SPH 106Public address
    PSY 101Introduction to psychology
    MTH 100Math course above intermediate algebra
    One course in the following areas:
    Natural science, with lab (elementary)
    U.S. history (elementary)
    World history (elementary)

    Students who preregister will be processed on the assumption that they will satisfactorily complete all coursework presently taken.

    *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.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Test scores: (GRE or MAT) sent directly from the testing agency and an official copy of WEST-B results (reading, writing and math) -- review our admissions resources for detailed information

    For the WEST-B tests, qualifying SAT/ACT scores can supplant WEST-B tests. Any combination of tests below will suffice; official documentation required.

    SubjectWEST-BSATACT
    Math24051522
    Reading24050022
    Writing2404908
    Step 4: Schedule a program advising appointment
    Step 5: Submit pre-enrollment materials

    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.

  • School Administrator Certification

    Priority deadlines

    The school administration certificate-only program is a cohort-based program that begins each summer with participation in a summer academy. Applicants interested in the MED program-administration strand should follow the application deadlines and procedure outlined under Master of Education (MED).

    Deadlines for summer academy
    May 1 - date for best consideration

    Admission requirements

    Applicants are encouraged to have had at least three years of relevant work experience in the field of education. Other work experience with students is considered on an individual basis. All applicants must meet the following qualifications*:

    • Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Those without a master's degree must enroll in the Master of Education program, school administrator strand
    • Overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate coursework GPA (those not meeting these criteria may be admitted conditionally)
    • Certification as a teacher or ESA in Washington state, or comparable certification from another state
    • Ability to obtain a letter of support from your district for internship placement

     

    *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.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents† to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Test scores: (GRE or MAT) sent directly from the testing agency -- review our admissions resources for detailed information
  • School Counselor ESA Certification

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDate
    Fall semesterJuly 1
    Spring semesterDecember 1
    Summer semesterMay 1

    Admission requirements

    All applicants should meet the following qualifications to be considered for full and unconditional admission*:

    • Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Those without a master's degree must enroll in the Master of Education program, school counseling strand.
    • Overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate coursework GPA (those not meeting these criteria may be admitted conditionally)

     

    *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.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    Step 4: Program advising appointment
    Step 5: Submit pre-enrollment materials

    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.

  • Secondary Teacher Alternate Route (STAR)

    Key application and program dates

    ItemsDates
    Priority deadlineFebruary 28
    Applicant interviewsMarch-April
    Orientation and summer academyMid-June

    Admission requirements

    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.

    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) college or university
    • Applicants must have at least one year of professionally oriented work experience
    • Moral character and personal fitness qualifications as adopted in the Washington Administrative Code for teachers
    • Passing score on all three tests of the WEST-B
    • Overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate coursework GPA (those not meeting these criteria may be admitted conditionally)
    • Additional credits for endorsement competencies may be required, based on your transcript review

     

    *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.

    How to apply

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission

    For certification-only, select STAR program as your campus, and post-bac certification as your program.
    For MIT and STAR, select STAR as your campus and MIT as your program.

    Step 2: Submit a $50 application fee using our online payment system

    Note: Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."

    Step 3: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents† to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Test scores: Copy of WEST-B results (reading, writing and math AND for MIT program: (GRE or MAT) sent directly from the testing agency -- review our admissions resources for detailed information

    For the WEST-B tests, qualifying SAT/ACT scores can supplant WEST-B tests. Any combination of tests below will suffice; official documentation required.

    SubjectWEST-BSATACT
    Math24051522
    Reading24050022
    Writing2404908
    Step 4: Schedule a program advising appointment
    Step 5: Submit pre-enrollment materials

    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.