Strong candidates will have a combination of at least one year of professional work experience, a demonstrated commitment to public service, a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a 3.0 GPA. Applicants without a 3.0 GPA may be admitted on a probationary basis.
Entrance exams are typically not required unless the applicant's undergraduate degree is from a non-graded institution.
Applicants can apply at any time and begin the program at the start of any quarter.
Certificate tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $735 per credit and is subject to change annually by the Seattle University Board of Trustees. The certificate is a 12-credit program, so the total cost for the certificate based on the 2019-2020 tuition is $8,820.
For financial aid information please contact the Financial Aid office.
Gainful Employment Disclosure: Federal regulations published in October of 2010 by the Secretary of Education require institutions to disclose to prospective students particular information regarding academic programs that qualify for Title IV federal student financial aid under the "gainful employment" provision. For more information, please click here.