Students enter the Bridge MBA program once a year in fall quarter. The deadline to apply for fall quarter 2020 is July 1, 2020.

Preparing to Apply

  1. Attend an information session. Monthly information sessions (in Seattle and Bellevue) 
  2. Complete the application. (online)
  3. Research financial aid options. Go to Financing Your Education for more information.

The GRE and GMAT testing requirements are optional for anyone applying to a non-law graduate program at Seattle University in the 2020-21 academic year. Applicants to the Albers School of Business and Economics are still encouraged to submit a GMAT or GRE when possible. Choosing to include a GMAT or GRE score can make your application more competitive and give the admissions team more information about you. If you would like to submit a GMAT or GRE score with your Bridge MBA application, please visit the Admissions FAQ for more information.

Application Requirements

  1. Application Form and $55 fee. (Application fee is waived for SU students and alumni.)
  2. Resume. Please reference any work, internship, or volunteer experiences.
  3. Essay outlining why you wish to join the Bridge MBA program, and how you expect the Bridge to aid your future job search (500 words or less)
  4. Official Transcripts from undergraduate and any post-baccalaureate work
  5. Official GMAT or GRE test scores sent from testing agency (optional for 2020-21)
  6. Official English language proficiency test scores, if required. TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE accepted. 
  7. Interview with an Albers advisor. Selected candidates will be invited to be interviewed.

Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or an English-speaking country, or immigration status. However, graduate and post baccalaureate applicants who received a baccalaureate degree or higher from Seattle University or a recognized college or university in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia who remain in a country where English is the primary language for two years will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores. 

Please send official transcripts and documents to:

Graduate Admissions
Seattle University
901 12th Ave
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Application Process

Albers School of Business and Economics Bridge MBA applicants are accepted into the program on the basis of their entire history (GPA, GMAT score if submitted, essay, interview, and TOEFL scores, if required), considering each factor individually, and in combination, as part of the admissions process. When your application is entered into our computer system, a letter is sent indicating what is needed to complete your application file. Completed applications generally take three to four weeks to be evaluated and reviewed by the department. An admissions decision is issued via mail soon after that. Check your application status on the Graduate Admissions website.

Applicants admitted to Seattle University will receive information regarding course registration at orientation.

Admission Timeline

  • July 1st, application deadline
  • July 15th, admission decisions sent
  • August 1st, response memorandum/prerequisite worksheet due

*Application, GMAT/GRE score, essay, transcripts, TOEFL or IELT scores

Tuition, Fees, and Financing


$10,740 per quarter for 4 quarters


  • $55 application fee (waived for SU student or alumni)
  • $150 one time matriculation fee
  • $100 technology fee per quarter
  • $100 recreation fee per quarter
  • $50 per course late registration fee

Financing for Domestic students

Federal student loans are available to U.S. citizens and certain eligible noncitizens, regardless of income. Complete the FAFSA online at, have your information sent to Seattle University, and, upon admission to a graduate program, the Graduate Admissions department will work with you to develop an aid package.

Next Step

Talk with a program representative!