Application Requirements (Graduate)

Program Specific Application Requirements

Master of Business Administration

Standard Application

  • Online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores (Optional)
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement of educational and professional goals
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (for international applicants only)

Fast Track Application (for students and alumni from PLU, any AACSB accredited school, or any Bachelor of Applied Science program at a community or technical college in Washington State): Fast Track application and maintenance of Fast Track requirements as outlined by the Business department, contact the program director.

Master of Science in Marketing Analytics

Standard Application

  • Online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores (Optional)
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement of professional goals and quantitative skills
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (for international applicants only)

Fast Track Application (for students and alumni from PLU, any AACSB accredited school, or any Bachelor of Applied Science program at a community or technical college in Washington State): Fast Track application and maintenance of Fast Track requirements as outlined by the Business department, contact the program director.

Master of Education Residency Certification and M.A.E. Alternative Routes

Standard Application

  • Online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which speaks to the applicant’s work with youth
  • Résumé
  • Application essay
  • Score reports on the WEST-B or equivalent
  • Interview, if invited
  • Post-admission requirements (if admitted):
    • A passing score (240) on the WEST-E and (220) on the NES (or equivalent)
    • Completion of all content coursework
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (for international applicants only)

Master of Fine Arts - Low Residency Creative Writing

  • Online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • A creative writing sample
  • A 500-word literary critique
  • Note: Official transcript(s) of the highest previous degree earned do not need to be sent with the application. Transcripts will be requested of a student upon notification of pending acceptance.

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Interview, if invited
  • Completion of admission prerequisites (see program website for requirements)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (for international applicants only)

Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate

  • Online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Completion of admission prerequisites (see program website for requirements)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (for international applicants only)

Master of Science in Kinesiology

  • Online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (for international applicants only)

All records become part of the applicant’s official file and can be neither returned nor duplicated for any purpose.

An offer of admission is good for one term in all graduate programs. Admitted students who have not enrolled in any coursework for the admitted term must reapply for another term or request permission for deferral. Approval for deferral is subject to the discretion of each program.