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

Priority deadlines for all graduate study programs:

Fall deadline: July 15
Spring deadline: December 1
Summer deadline: April 15

Applications submitted after these deadlines may still be considered at the discretion of each program.

Requirements and how to apply

Applications for all graduate programs require:

  1. Completion of the graduate application
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  3. Up-to-date CV/resume
  4. Two letters of recommendation plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference with contact information
  5. A personal statement (each graduate program outlines different requirements for this)

However, each program has unique 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.

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 English¹
  • Proof of English proficiency²
  • Proof of finances³
  • A copy of passport

Deadlines for international students:

Fall deadline: June 1
Spring deadline: November 1
Summer deadline: April 1

 

International applicants: information detail

1. Acceptable translation services include: World Evaluation Services (WES), International Education Research Foundations (IERF), International Education Evaluations (IEE), and Global Credentials Evaluators (GCE)

2. 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.

3. Declaration of finances

The following programs require a unique Declaration of Finances form.

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

Detailed application information for each program

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the director of the graduate program of your interest prior to submitting an application.

  • Master of Accountancy (M.ACC.)

    Priority deadlines

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

    Admission requirements

    In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the MAcc 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 MAcc 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

    These application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MAcc Program and must be completed before your application can be reviewed.

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: 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 3: Send all remaining supplemental and supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS):
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Up-to-date CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most recent education and work history
    • Two letters of recommendation plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference with contact information
       
  • Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDeadline
    Fall semesterJune 1
    Spring semesterNovember 1

    The MAC program currently follows a three-year cohort model. Cohorts start in the fall. There is an option to start in the spring with a single class. No new students are admitted in the summer. Note that exceptions to the above deadlines may be made at the disrection of the program chair.

    Admission requirements

    Admission to the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program is based on the following factors:

    Academic background

    A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required of candidates for admission into the MAC program. Undergraduate coursework in psychology, social work, family studies, or other related fields is desirable, though not required.

    The MAC program does not require GRE or MAT scores for admission. Documentation of academic background and grades are taken from official transcripts. Official transcripts are required from every college and university students have attended, even those where only one or two classes were completed. "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 do not meet this criterion.

    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.

    Clinical experience

    Clinical experience in a reputable counseling facility (as a volunteer 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
    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
    Work in a crisis clinic

    Experience beyond an undergraduate internship or counseling experience connected to commercial services or products (such as diet counseling or smoking cessation counseling) is preferred.

    In the past, some applicants to the MAC program have been accepted despite limited clinical experience. This is a rare situation, usually allowed when the applicant demonstrates rich life and/or cultural experiences, maturity, and excellence in other important areas. 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.

    Goal statement

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

    1. Academic and professional preparation for graduate study in counseling
    2. Specific reasons for desiring entrance into the MAC program
    3. Short-term and long-term career goals and objectives

    The goal statement is intended to be an introspective, autobiographical description. It should be specific enough to provide the reader with a concrete sense of the applicant’s personal, professional, and intellectual development as it pertains to work and study in counseling. When writing the goal statement, it is appropriate to address personal issues and challenges as well as personal experiences with counseling.

    There is no problem with applicants having honest questions about future academic or employment goals. In the goal statement it is desired that applicants demonstrate thought and planning regarding their aspirations, even if these aspirations are tentative at this time.

    Readiness for the profession

    A key element in the journey of the counselor in training is working with the deeply human “person of the counselor” as it is impacted, invoked, challenged and revealed in the engaging work of counselor education. Personal history, even deeply challenging personal history, may impact but will not necessarily preclude effective work with clients for the student who has reached a state of enough readiness around those issues. Indicators include the ability not only to be aware, but to effectively respond to personal issues, all the while being able to prioritize effective client care.

    The prospective student’s goal statement should therefore include a paragraph addressing limits and challenges, including areas of personal issue that may impact the student’s relationship with material to be covered in the coursework or potentially rising out of work with clients. Awareness of, ability to manage, and ability to receive effective support for such challenges are all part of the effective counselor’s repertoire.

    The MAC program recognizes that many of those drawn to this work have learned firsthand the transformative power of healing from history. Students should be able to demonstrate readiness, and the ability to maintain a commitment to personal, relational and professional responsibility around those elements.

    For areas of any potentially significant concern, it is recommended that at least one letter of reference speak directly to the specific area of potential concern and affirm what is seen as that readiness, and why. For example, address of such issues through education and personal counseling or other healing work may be considered a strength in the prospective counselor.

    The person of the counselor

    The MAC program deeply values the development of the “person of the counselor.” During the admissions process, considerable attention is placed on applicants’ embodiment of the following:

    • 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")

    How to apply

    The following application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MAC program. Applications are not reviewed until all materials have been received.

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Submit all remaining supplemental / supporting documents (including MAC supplemental application) to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS):
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Up-to-date CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most recent education and work history
    • A minimum of two letters of recommendation, plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference with contact information. Letters of recommendation may be from previous teachers, supervisors or colleagues who can comment on your potential for success in graduate level work and future effectiveness as a counselor. All letters of recommendation and professional references can be sent via email or post to the Office of Graduate Studies.
    • Written statement of three to five pages (typed, double-spaced) in which applicants describe 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 applicants were involved with. Review the "Goal Statement" section of the admission requirements above for more information.
    Step 3: 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 15
    Fall session 2 (October - December)September 1
    Spring session 1 (January - March)December 1
    Spring session 2 (March - May)February 1
    Summer session (May - July)April 15

    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

    These application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MBA Program and must be completed before your application can be reviewed.

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: 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 3: Send all remaining supplemental and supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS):
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Up-to-date CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most recent education and work history
    • Two letters of recommendation plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference with contact information
       
  • Master of Civil Engineering (MCE)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDate
    Fall semesterJuly 1
    Spring semesterNovember 1
    Summer semesterApril 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

    These application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MCE Program and must be completed before your application can be reviewed.

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: 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, plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference with contact information
      SENT DIRECTLY TO OGS. Preferably from professors, registered engineers or supervisors who can comment on your potential for success in graduate-level work.
    • Up-to-date CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most up-to-date education and work history.
    • Personal statement -- maximum of three pages, double-spaced
      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)April 15
    Fall semester (August - December)July 15
    Spring semester (January - May)November 15
    Deadlines for JBLM campus
    Summer session (May - July)April 1
    Fall session 1 (August - October)July 1
    Fall session 2 (October - December)September 1
    Spring session 1 (January - March)November 1
    Spring session 2 (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).
    • 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

    These application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MED Program and must be completed before your application can be reviewed.

    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 all remaining supplemental / supporting documents† to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)

    These additional materials are required and deemed necessary by the State of Washington before work in a classroom can begin.

    Step 3: Schedule a program advising appointment
    Step 4: 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 Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs (MED-HESA)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDeadline
    Fall semesterJuly 15
    Spring semeser December 1
    Summer semesterApril 15

    Admission requirements

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

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • 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

    These application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MED-HESA Program and must be completed before your application can be reviewed.

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: Write an admissions essay following the prompt below:

    The Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program allows students to embody Benedictine values – specifically faith, reason, community, and service – in their approach to student services/student affairs on college and university campuses. Through a rigorous and challenging curriculum, the HESA program will explore in depth the domains of leadership, social justice, and theory-to-practice. Please share in a personal essay how you apply these domains in your current role and how you envision using them in the future. Your personal essay should be around two pages, double-spaced, in lengthEssay guidelines: Your personal essay should be typed, double spaced and about 200 words per area.

    Step 3: Send all remaining supplemental and supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS):
    • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS
    • Current CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most recent education and work history
    • Two letters of recommendation plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference with contact information
    • Pre-Program Advising Meeting summary; all applicants must complete a Pre-Program Advising Meeting with our Program Director, Dr. Jackie Clark. Please contact her at JClark@stmartin.edu to schedule this advising appointment, and please bring a copy of your transcripts to this appointment. Please upload a document that describes the completion of your Pre-Program Advising meeting with Dr. Clark, when it took place, and which interest you will be focusing during the program.
       
  • Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDate
    Fall semesterJuly 1
    Spring semesterNovember 1
    Summer semesterApril 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

    These application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MEM Program and must be completed before your application can be reviewed.

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: 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, plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference and contact information.
    • Up-to-date CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most recent education and work history.
    • Personal statement—maximum of three pages, double-spaced
      The personal essay should include why you think you will be successful in the MEM program and why you have selected our program.
  • Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDate
    Fall semesterJuly 1
    Spring semesterNovember 1
    Summer semesterApril 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

    These application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MME Program and must be completed before your application can be reviewed.

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: 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 plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference and contact information
      Sent directly to OGS from previous teachers, supervisors, or certified engineers who can comment on your potential for success in graduate-level work.
    • Up-to-date CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most recent education and work history.
    • Personal statement—one page, discussing your immediate educational and long-term career objectives in relation to your chosen field
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

    Priority deadlines

    SessionDate
    Fall semesterJuly 1
    Spring semesterNovember 1
    Summer semester April 1

    Admission requirements

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

    1. A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited university in computer science 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 field and:
      1. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for all undergraduate work, and
        1. Completion of mathematics for computer science, introduction to programming, operating system, and databsae fundamentals
        2. Some additional foundation classes may be required as determined by the admissions committee.

    *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

    These application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MSCS program and must be completed before your application can be reviewed.

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: 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 plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference and contact information
      Sent directly to OGS from previous teachers, supervisors, or certified engineers who can comment on your potential for success in graduate-level work.
    • Up-to-date CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most recent education and work history.
    • Personal statement—one page, discussing your immediate educational and long-term career objectives in relation to your chosen field
  • 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)April 15
    Fall semester (August - December)July 15
    Spring semester (January - May)November 15
    Deadlines for JBLM campus
    Summer session (May - July)April 1
    Fall session 1 (August - October)July 1
    Fall session 2 (October - December)September 1
    Spring session 1 (January - March)November 1
    Spring session 2 (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 (test attempt must occur at least one month prior to enrolled semester)
    • Overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate coursework GPA (those not meeting these criteria may be admitted conditionally)
    • 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

    These application materials are required for entrance into Saint Martin's University and the MIT Program and must be completed before your application can be reviewed.

    Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission
    Step 2: 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: 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
    • Two letters of recommendation, plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference with contact information
    • Up-to-date CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most recent education and work history.
    • Proof of fingerprinting and clearance through OSPI
    • Completed Pre-Residency Clearance Application (review instructions for E-Certification)
    • One or two page personal goal statement describing your educational career pathway, your motivation to become a teacher, and your goals as an education leader
    Step 3: Schedule a program advising appointment
    Step 4: 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 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 signed letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be submitted by a school principal.
    • Current resume
    • Proof of fingerprinting and clearance through OSPI
    • One or two page personal goal statement describing your educational career pathway, your motivation to become a teacher, and your goals as an education leader
    • Proof of valid CPR/First Aid card or course registration
  • Secondary Teacher Alternate Route (STAR)

    Key application and program dates

    ItemsDates
    Priority deadlineApril 15
    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
    • One attempt on WEST-E or NES in one endorsement area (test attempt must be completed 1 month prior to enrolled semester)
    • 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 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
    • Two letters of recommendation, plus either a third letter of recommendation or a professional reference with contact information
    • Up-to-date CV/resume, no more than two pages in length, representing your most recent education and work history.
    • Proof of fingerprinting and clearance through OSPI
    • Completed Pre-Residency Clearance Application (review instructions for E-Certification)
    • One or two page personal goal statement describing your educational career pathway, your motivation to become a teacher, and your goals as an education leader
    Step 3: Schedule a program advising appointment
    Step 4: 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.