Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until cohort has been filled. Early submission by the priority deadline is encouraged to ensure consideration for the upcoming cohort. Please note that cohort coursework officially begins every Summer Quarter.

Students accepted prior to March 1 qualify for enrollment in Spring Quarter.  

Applications for the Post-Master's Certification program are accepted for Summer Quarter only. Students may apply early and begin taking core College of Education courses prior to the cohort start.

Deadlines for international students are available on the Graduate Admissions website.

Application Deadlines
Application Deadline Dates Application Review Period Tentative Interview Date
for Invited Applicants
December 1, 2022 December 2 - January 4 Week of January 18 - 21
January 31, 2023 February 1 - 11 Week of February 22 - 26
April 15, 2023 April 16 - 26 Week of April 30 - May 14

Application Requirements

Online Application 

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

  • Statement of Purpose (500 words - see application)
  • Résumé        
    • Reflecting at least three years of successful relevant work experience (for Principal specialization your experience must be classroom-based).
  • Two Letters of Recommendation Forms 
    • From supervisors within past five years
  • College of Education Self-Evaluation Form
  • Official transcripts
    • Sent electronically directly from all colleges previously attended. If your prior college mails paper copies, please send them directly to:
      • Seattle University
        Office of Graduate Admission
        901 12th Avenue
        P.O. Box 222000
        Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Calculated from the last 90 quarter/60 semester of the bachelor's degree and any post-baccalaureate course work. 
    • Applicants with less than a 3.00 GPA and applications from non-graded bachelor's degree programs must submit GRE or MAT scores earned within the last 5 years by the application deadline. 

International Students

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