Apply

Though our priority deadline has passed, we will accept applications on a space-available basis. Please contact Program Director, Kevin Maifeld, at maifeldk@seattleu.edu for more information.

 

Admissions Criteria

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A 3.0 GPA. Applicants with a lower GPA may be admitted on a probationary basis.
  • Official GRE results ONLY for students who have earned degrees from institutions issuing non-graded transcripts.
  • Two years cumulative experience in a nonprofit organization or comparable work or volunteer experience. If you're uncertain, feel free to contact us with your resume.
  • Applicants for whom English is not a native language must demonstrate English proficiency. For specific scoring information, visit the Graduate Admissions- International Students website.

Required Documents

Applicants are required to submit the following documents for consideration:

  • A completed Graduate Admissions application form and required fee
  • Official transcripts reflecting a four-year equivalent bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution as well as any post-baccalaureate coursework. Please have all official transcripts mailed directly to the Office of Admissions at Seattle University:
    901 12th Avenue
    P.O. Box 222000
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090
  • Current résumé reflecting at least two years management experience in a nonprofit organization or comparable work or volunteer experience
  • Two recommendation form completed by individuals who have evaluated applicant's academic work or supervised practical experience and are able to assess potential for graduate study. These letters should address the applicant's potential for academic success at the graduate level, specifically noting the fit of the applicant to the mission and goals of Seattle University and the MFAL program.
  • 2-3 page statement, single spaced, that describes career objectives and discusses how participation in the program will help achieve goal.
  • International students that completed their undergraduate work abroad must have their transcripts evaluated by ECE or EP. Details on how to do this can be found here. If you have further questions, please contact Graduate Admissions.
  • Official English proficiency scores.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Complete your application from any location, edit and save your work in one or more sessions, and submit when you're ready. Apply now.

Apply by Mail

Request a paper copy of the application and mail or fax to submit.
Email grad-admissions@seattleu.edu or call 206.296.2000 to request an application.

Seattle University Graduate Admissions
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-2000
Toll-free: 1-800-426-7123
Fax: 206-296-5656

More Information

For more information and to apply online, visit our Graduate Admissions website.

 

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Contact Us

Kevin Maifeld, MFA
Arts Leadership Programs Director
JEFF 401
206.296.5370
maifeldk@seattleu.edu 

Rosa Joshi 
Chair, Performing Arts & Arts Leadership
206.296.5367 
joshir@seattleu.edu

Graduate Admissions
206.220.8010
grad-admissions@seattleu.edu

Student Financial Services
206.220.8020
financialservices@seattleu.edu