PLU Office of AdmissionGraduate Programs


As you transition to becoming a
PLU graduate student,
there are several important steps you should take:

1)    Accept your Offer of Admission
There are two steps in accepting your offer of admission:
a.    Pay your Advance Enrollment Deposit Online
      (you may also pay by check, make checks out to PLU)
b.    Sign and return the Offer of Admission
      (enclosed in your admission packet; you may sign, scan, and email it to gradadmission, or return by mail)

2)    Contact your Academic/Program Advisor
You will need to be in communication with your Academic/Program Advisor for information on:
a.    Registration
b.    Orientation
c.    Class Schedules 
d.    Books or reading lists
e.    Coursework/pre-requisites that must be complete prior to starting your graduate coursework (if applicable)
f.    Scholarship updates/information (if applicable)
g.    Portfolio/Internship information (if applicable)

3)    Contact your Student Services Counselor
You will need to be in communication with your Student Services Counselor for information on:
a.    Financial Aid/cost information/payment options
b.    Registration
c.    Signing your Payment Contract

Once you have taken these steps, you’ll be guided through the rest of the process. 

Graduate Academic/Program Advisors:

MAE and Education Certificate Program students contact: 
Bree Van Horn, Assistant  Director of Admission and Advising, School of Education and Movement Studies, 253-535-7272,

MBA students contact:
Theresa Ramos, Director of Graduate Programs, School of Business, 253-535-7330,

MSF students contact:
Michael Renfrow, Associate Director of the MSF Program, School of Business, 253-535-7224,

MFA students contact:
Rick Barot, MFA Director, 253-535-7318,

MFT students contact:
Jen Hasson, Administrative Assistant will connect you with your advisor, 253-535-7659,

MSN students contact:
Tracy Pitt, Admission Coordinator/Advisor, 253-535-7672,

Student Services Counselors:

MAE and Education Certificate Program students contact: 
Marci Pecchia (MAE Cert, MAE Principal or Leadership Programs), 253-535-7165,
Bonney Atwood (MAE Alternative Routes/StarTalk), 253-535-8712,

MBA and MSF students contact:
Lissa Hendrix, 253-535-7114,

MFA & MFT students contact:
Patty Sunderland, 253-535-8029,

MSN students contact:
Marci Pecchia, 253-535-7165,

Service Members/Spouses contact:
Neshell Henkel Chabot, 253-535-8317, 

You may also access the Student Services Graduate Student Checklist for more detailed information on the process of filling out your FAFSA, the online payment contract, registration and tuition payment deadlines, etc.

You may access all PLU offices, individuals, and academic departments by accessing the directory on the PLU home page,

Congratulations!  Welcome!