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Though admission to Whitworth's graduate programs is competitive, the Graduate Admissions Committee dedicates itself to a thorough, holistic review of each application. Our objective is to get to know each applicant as an individual who brings particular strengths and experiences to the program. This understanding helps us determine whether you are a good fit for Whitworth – and whether Whitworth is a good fit for you.
Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university before full admission into the program. Programs may require prerequisites for particular courses; please check with the advisor.
Once you have returned all application documents, the Admissions Committee will review your application file and notify you, in writing, of your status. If an interview is required, you will be contacted to schedule that interview after the committee has reviewed your application file. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at 509.777.3222.
Come Meet Us
The Graduate Admissions Committee strongly encourages all applicants to visit Whitworth University to learn more about our programs from current students, faculty and staff. To arrange a visit, please call 509.777.3222.
Application Step by Step
Below is a step-by-step description of the application process. You may also go directly to the online application;instructions are included in each area.
- Online Application
The online application has several components, including the character-and-fitness supplement. As you complete your application, you will be prompted to submit your $35 application fee.
You may attach your essay, résumé, and teacher-certification documents to the online application or e-mail these documents directly to the Graduate Admissions Office: GraduateandCSadmissions@whitworth.edu.
- Personal Essay
Please compose a 600-900 word essay that explains how the program for which you are applying fits with your career and educational goals, why you have chosen Whitworth to further your education, and why this is the right time for you to enroll in a graduate program.
You may attach this document to your online application or e-mail it directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at GraduateandCSadmissions@whitworth.edu.
Though we review each student's GPA for the probability of academic success, we understand that undergraduate GPAs, particularly those from several years ago, may not reflect your current ability or commitment to academic success.
Order official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities previously attended and send them directly to this address:
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
- Teacher Certification
A copy of your teacher certification is required for all Graduate Studies in Education programs except Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling, Administrative Leadership and Social Emotional Learning for non-teachers.
You may attach this copy to your online application or e-mail it directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at GraduateandCSadmissions@whitworth.edu.