We are accepting applications for Fall 2021 until June 15, 2021.

New: Seattle University is waiving the $55 fee for new applications for Fall 2021

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.
  • 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
  • Two recommendation form completed by individuals who have evaluated the applicant's academic work or supervised practical experience and are able to assess the 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.
  • A statement that describes career objectives and discusses how participation in the program will help achieve your goals. This statement should be single-spaced and should not exceed 2 pages.
  • International students that completed their undergraduate work abroad must have their transcripts evaluated by ECE or EP. 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 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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