Application Requirements

Application Changes Through Fall 2022 Enrollment

Waiver of $55 application fee. 

Acceptance of unofficial transcript for initial admissions decision. Official transcripts are required before 2nd quarter registration.

Continued GRE- and GMAT-testing optional policy. Applicants can submit GRE or GMAT scores should they choose, but scores are not required for an admissions decision. *Applicants from non-graded bachelor's degree programs must submit GRE scores.

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Application Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose: depending on the program, this may take the form of Letter of Intent, Personal Statement, or Professional Autobiography.
  • Résumé
  • 2 College of Education Recommendation Forms
  • Transcript(s) - if attended a non-graded institution, then GRE scores are also required
  • $55 Application Fee
    • Fee is automatically waived for SU alumni, faculty, and staff, active military, veterans, and spouses, former Americorps staff, and graduates of Jesuit universities
    • If the fee is a hardship, waivers may be requested after submitting the application

International Students and Non-Native English Speakers

Please see our International Students page for information about admissions and English proficiency requirements for international students and anyone for whom English in a non-native language.

Program Forms and Requirements

ProgramsGRE (Code 4695)  
MAT (Code 2287)
Additional Forms and ProceduresAdditional Requirements
Doctorate in Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership (EdD) Waived if graduate GPA is 3.25 or higher
  • Group interview
  • Academic writing sample
  • TOEFL waived if graduate GPA is 3.25 or higher
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Required only for applicants from non-graded bachelor's degree programs 
  • Group interview
  • Minimum GPA
Educational Administration Waived if GPA is 3.0 or higher 
  • Interview with a writing skills sample
  • Copy of valid Washington State Teacher Certificate (for Principal program) 
  • Statement of purpose not required 
School Counseling Required only for applicants from non-graded bachelor's degree programs 
  • Group interview 
  • Minimum GPA 
School Psychology  
  • Group interview
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Student Development Administration Waived if GPA is 3.0 or higher  
  • Graduate Assistantship applicants must submit cover letter
Teacher Education (MIT), including MIT with Special Education Endorsement Waived if GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • Writing sample
  • Group interview
  • WEST-B Basic Skills Test
  • WEST-E/NES Endorsement Test
  • ACTFL Test
  • Appropriate Endorsement Verification Form(s)
  • Experience with school-age students
  • Resume not required

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Adult Education and Training (AEDT) are not currently accepting applications. For more information, contact us at