Graduate Admissions

A graduate degree can be the key to advancing your career by developing your expertise and focusing your studies. UW Tacoma offers graduate education in a variety of areas that's engaging, innovative and designed to help each student succeed.

Applicants at the graduate level must apply to both a UW Tacoma degree program as well as the UW Graduate School. Requirements vary by program. 


Prospective graduate students must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4-point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits.
  • Be proficient in English: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Graduate programs will have additional admission requirements.

Jan. 19
Graduate Program Night