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February 1st for Spring Quarter Enrollment

March 15th for Fall Quarter Enrollment

Admissions criteria

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.00 (GPA) calculated from official transcripts of all post-secondary educational institutions attended in last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credit earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate course work. In special cases, those with a GPA less than a 3.00 will be admitted on a probationary basis.

Required documents

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admission form here.
  • Nonrefundable application fee as specified by Graduate Admissions (waived for Seattle University alumni).
  • Evidence of a four-year equivalent bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants earning a bachelor’s degree from a non-graded institution must submit official GRE scores in lieu of GPA.
  • Current résumé reflecting one year of relevant professional experience in a nonprofit organization preferred
  • List of two recommenders with name, title, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address who can comment on your professional abilities and potential for fundraising leadership.
  • If English is not the applicant’s native language, official English proficiency scores meeting the university’s entrance requirements must be submitted. See policy 2008-01 in Admissions Policies for details.



Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


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Sarah Curtis-Tilton
Senior Administrative Assistant

Angela Cabatbat
Graduate Program Coordinator
JEFF 401

Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD
Director, Nonprofit Leadership Program
JEFF 401

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E Jefferson St & 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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