Jeremy Stringer, PhD, Program Director
Carol L. Weaver, PhD, Department Chair
This program prepares students for careers in college student development, such as administrators of student programs, college student services planners and student advisors. Themes offered across the program include understanding student clientele, fostering diversity, incorporating ethics and values, and adapting to cultures of specific educational environments.
All students are required to have a minimum of three, one-credit internships in the field, either at Seattle University or at any of several cooperating institutions in the area.
Applicants are considered for admission every term but those seeking a graduate assistantship should apply for fall quarter. Admission is selective, and candidates are evaluated on their individual merits rather than on a comparative basis.
- Applicants are considered for admission every term but those seeking a graduate assistantship should apply for fall quarter. Admission is selective, and candidates are evaluated on their individual merits rather than on a comparative basis.
- Official transcripts reflecting four-year equivalent bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university
- Minimum GPA of 3.00 calculated from transcripts of all post-secondary educational institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, including transfer credit earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate course work. Applicants without the minimum GPA or those without letter-graded transcripts must submit official GRE scores by the deadline. Scores must be from tests taken within the last five years to be considered official.
- Two recommendations using the College of Education forms
- Professional autobiography showing evolution of career interests
- Current résumé
- College of Education Self-Evaluation form
Comprehensive Examination or Portfolio
Students may choose one of two options for their culminating experience in the program, either a portfolio that documents their mastery of the program’s learning outcomes or a comprehensive examination. Students who choose the comprehensive examination must satisfactorily complete a four-hour written comprehensive examination at the conclusion of their program. The examinations are offered on a regular schedule, in accordance with established College of Education policy.