Admissions

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To be considered for admission into a master’s or doctoral program, you must apply online. Find the help you need with the admissions process of the program of your choice through Graduate Admissions

If you are an international student, also refer to International Graduate Students information about additional admission requirements. 

Application deadlines

Deadlines for applying to master’s and doctoral programs at Seattle Pacific University vary by school and program. Some feature yearly cutoffs, while other deadlines are quarterly. Find your program’s deadline available through Graduate Admissions.

General admission requirements

To be admitted to a master’s degree program at SPU, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or its equivalent.
  2. Submit at least two letters of recommendation. The letters submitted must come from individuals not related to you who are familiar with your intended field of study.
  3. Submit official transcript(s) from the college or university that granted your bachelor’s degree and any institution attended since that time.
  4. Present a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 = A) in the last 45 quarter credits (30 semester credits) of coursework completed before applying for admission or in all undergraduate work, whichever is higher.
  5. Present an acceptable score on the appropriate entrance examination as required by the particular program of study.
  6. Meet the specific entrance requirements given for your intended field of study.
  7. Pay the appropriate application fee of $50 or $75, depending on the program.

While the master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs share several admissions requirements, you should refer to your program of choice for any unique admissions requirements. 

Admission requirements for doctoral programs

Seattle Pacific University offers six doctoral programs. Refer to the specific doctoral program for admission and program requirements.

Re-admission to a graduate program

If you would like to re-enroll in any SPU graduate program after an absence of four quarters (one year) have passed, you must reapply to your program. Graduate Admissions will inform you if additional materials need to be submitted.

SPU campus

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions is where you can come for specific program information, guidance through the admissions process, and other relevant help to get you going on this journey.

gradadmissions@spu.edu

206-281-2091

800-601-0603

4 West Nickerson Street