How to Apply-Educational Administration

Learn more about how to apply for Seattle University’s Educational Administration graduate program and Post-Master's Certificate programs.

Priority deadline for applications is January 15.

The final application deadline is May 15, pending space.

Application Review Process and Timeline

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the final deadline or until the cohort is filled. Early submission by the priority deadline is encouraged to ensure consideration for the upcoming cohort as well as consideration for institutional aid scholarships. Please note that cohort coursework officially begins every summer quarter.

Applications for the Post-Master's Certification program are accepted for summer quarter only. Students may apply early and begin taking core College of Education courses prior to the cohort start.

International students should review the international admissions page for more information on deadlines, additional requirements and more.

International Admissions Information

Application Timeline for Summer 2025 Admissions

Application Deadline Date Application Review Period
Priority deadline is January 15, 2025 January 16 - 29
International deadline is January 15, 2025 January 16 - 29
After the Jan. 15 priority deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline is May 15, 2025. May 16 - 29 (Final application review)
  1. STEP 1

    Start the Process

    1. Research the Educational Administration program to see if it’s right for you.
    2. Review Admissions Dates & Deadlines
      • The Educational Administration program offers a priority deadline and final deadline. Applying by the priority deadline ensures consideration for space in the cohort and consideration for institutional aid scholarships.
      • After the priority application deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the final deadline, pending space in the program.

    Attend An Info Session

    This is an opportunity learn about our program and gain insights into the admissions process as well as connect with our faculty/staff and get your questions answered.

  2. STEP 2

    Begin Your Application

    Once you start an application you will be able to save your progress and will not have to complete it all at once.

    The Educational Administration application includes the following elements: 

    1. Statement of Purpose
      • In the application you will be asked to write a 500-word or less response to the following prompt: Describe how your experiences, perspectives and talents have shaped your understanding of leadership and will help you to make an impact in your graduate work at Seattle University and to inspire transformational change in the communities you serve.
    2. Résumé
      • Provide a professional résumé reflecting at least three years of successful relevant work experience.
        • For Principal Specialization your experience must be classroom-based.
    3. Two College of Education Recommendation Forms 
      • Two recommendation forms are required from individuals who can speak to your skills and potential as an educational leader. One recommendation must come from your current building leader and/or potential mentor for your administrative internship.
        • Once you've started your application, you will add their email address and they will receive a link to the evaluation form. The form should only take them 15 minutes to fill out.  
    4. College of Education Self-Evaluation Form
      • In the application you will be asked to complete a self-evaluation of your skills and aptitudes as they pertain to graduate school.
    5. Bachelor’s Degree
      • From an accredited college or university in any field.
    6. Minimum of 3.00 GPA
      • As calculated from the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, or post-graduate work, including transfer credits 
      • Applicants with less than a 3.00 GPA or from non-graded bachelor's degree programs will be considered for probationary admission and be required to submit an additional academic writing sample.
    7. Official Transcripts 
      • Submit official transcripts for undergraduate coursework and all additional endorsement-related courses to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
      • Transcripts may be mailed or submitted electronically to
      • Applicants may be accepted to the program with unofficial transcripts. Once accepted to the program, students will need to submit official transcripts within their first quarter of enrollment.  
    8. For Post-Master's Certificate Applications Only. Here are the additional requirements:
      • Principal Certificate Candidates
        • Master's Degree
        • Valid Teaching Certificate issued from any US state or territory. 
      • Program Administrator Certificate Candidates
        • Master's Degree

    Start Your Application Today

    You will be able to save your progress while completing your application and will not have to complete it all at once.

  3. STEP 3

    Finish Your Application

    1. Submit your application
      • Make sure you hit “Submit” on your application. 
      • Submitted applications are only considered complete once all application materials have been received including your recommendation forms.  
    2. Interview Video Submission
      • Once you have submitted your application you will be sent a link with directions on how to record video responses to several questions regarding educational leadership and your professional goals.
      • Your application will not be reviewed unless this video is submitted. 
      • All material submitted becomes the property of Seattle University and will be maintained according to institutional records management practices. 
  4. STEP 4

    Check Your Application Status

    1. Check Your Status
      • You can login here to check the status of your application anytime.   
    2. Monitor your email 
      • Make sure to regularly check the email you listed on your application for updates, including your admission decision. 
      • Applicants should review the application timeline for information on when to expect an admission decision.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the program or application, we’re here to help!

Ashley Miller

Senior Admissions Counselor

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