Admissions Requirements

Student Development Administration 

Application Deadlines 

Fall Quarter: December 1
Summer Quarter: December 1

Online Application

Complete Seattle University’s Online Application, which includes the following elements:

  • $55 Application Fee*
  • Letter of Intent 
    • Two-three page autobiography showing evolution of career interests
  • Resume 
    • Professional resume documenting education, volunteer and professional experience. 
  • 2 College of Education Recommendation Forms 
    • From individuals familiar with the applicant's ability to complete graduate-level study and perform as a professional
  • College of Education Self-Evaluation Form

*Waived for SU alumni

Admission Requirements 

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university 
  • Official Transcript(s)  
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 
    • As calculated from last 90 quarter/60 semester hours of bachelor's degree work and any credits completed after the bachelor's degree. This includes transfer credits. 
    • Applicants with less than a 3.00 GPA or from non-graded bachelor's degree programs must submit GRE scores, taken within five years, directly from the scoring agency.

Application Process and Timeline 

  • December 1: Application Deadline 
    • All spaces in the program are filled in the fall quarter by students who apply by the December 1 deadline. 
  • December 1: Graduate Assistantships Deadline 
    • Applications for Graduate Assistantships must be completed by December 1 in order to be considered for a graduate assistantship for the following academic year.
  • January 16 – February 1: Notification of Admission 
    • Admission deliberations for the fall take place in mid-January. Admitted applicants will be notified first by e-mail between January 16 and February 1 with official notification from Graduate Admissions to follow.  
  • February 21-22, 2019 and February 28-March 1, 2019: Graduate Assistantship Preview Days

Admissions Tours and Appointments 

Call (206) 220-8010 if you would like to schedule an admission tour and/or an appointment with a graduate admissions counselor. Admission tours are available. 

International Students

International students are invited to visit our admissions page for a list of requirements.