How to apply to a graduate program

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Graduate program admission is a two-part process requiring application to the UW Graduate School and to a specific graduate degree program at the UW Tacoma. There is a $85 application fee.

Graduate program application instructions

Taking the GRE or GMAT

Some graduate programs at UW Tacoma require you to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) as part of your application. Read more about taking the GRE or GMAT.

Disability Support
The University of Washington Tacoma is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations in the application process, please contact Disability Resources for Students at 253-692-4522 (voice), 253-692-4413 (TTY), 253-692-4602 (FAX) or

Campus Crime Statistics
As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, applicants are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Annual Security Report of the University of Washington Tacoma. All security reports for the University of Washington Tacoma are available online.

Nondiscrimination Policy
The University of Washington Tacoma reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, and employment. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended, Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended, other federal and state statutes, regulations and University policy.