MBA How to Apply

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Deadline for autumn 2019 admission: August 10, 2019

How to Apply



1. Create a Profile & Complete Application

Create a "new applicant profile" by providing your contact and other personal information at the University of Washington Graduate School application website.

Next, please select the Graduate application type and then choose one of the UW Tacoma Program: Business, Milgard School of (Tacoma) MBA

Follow directions on the online application to create your applicant profile.

2. Provide Supporting Documentation

Complete each section of the online application:

  • Upload your Resume
  • Upload Unofficial Transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Upload Personal Statements
  • Employment History
  • Applicant Survey
  • Designate professional references to receive the online reference form. Note: After you enter and submit the reference’s email address they will receive an email—even if you haven’t paid your application fee yet!
  • Optional: Complete the MBA Applicant Scholarship Application *see scholarship webpage for deadline.

3. Submit official GMAT Scores

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are required for admission. If you have not taken the GMAT, please schedule an appointment by clicking here.   

Official GMAT scores usually arrive 2 weeks after the test date.  Please plan your test accordingly keeping deadlines in mind.

To report your scores, select the options below:

Program Name MBA, Part Time
GMAT Program Code ZRZ-NM-95
ETS DI Code 4749

We will accept GRE if completed in the last 5 years as an alternative if you are unable to provide GMAT scores.

Click here to learn about situations where an applicant may submit a request to waive the GMAT or GRE requirement.  Contact the program if you have questions.

4. Acknowledgment

Login to the UW Graduate School Application and verify that your application is complete.  Please note that all required materials must be received before your application can be evaluated. You may be contacted by the Milgard MBA Program Office requesting additional material as needed.

5. Decisions

The MBA Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis.

6. Post Admission Follow Up

If you are admitted to the Milgard School of Business MBA and choose to attend, then log back into your application page and follow the steps online.

Required Supplemental Application Materials & Resume

Your resume, submitted online in plain text, or uploaded in Word or PDF, should include the following:

  • All managerial and professional work experience since graduating from high school
  • Any relevant community and/or extracurricular activities
  • Any awards, honors, or other forms of recognition (academic, community, military, etc.) earned

Unofficial Transcripts

Upload unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. If you aren't able to upload the document, then please mail copies of your unofficial transcripts to the Milgard School of Business, ATTN: MBA Program Advisor.

Admission Essays

All applicants must submit the 2 required short essays online in plain text, or upload in Word or PDF in one paginated document using a minimum font size of 11. An opportunity is provided to include an optional essay.

The required essays (750 words per essay maximum) address the following topics:

Essay 1: What are your career goals?
Essay 2: How will the UWT MBA program help you accomplish your career goals, given your current professional and educational background? If you are interested in the Health Care concentration, please highlight that in this essay.

Optional Essay

Use this essay to include any other information you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee in considering your application (250 words maximum) and uploaded in Word or PDF in one paginated document using a minimum font size of 11.

Apply for the Milgard School of Business MBA Scholarship

Applicants interested in being considered for a scholarship from the Milgard School of Business must complete the online scholarship application. See the scholarship webpage for deadline.


For any questions about the application process or help in completing your application, please contact the Milgard School of Business at (253) 692-5630 or email the MBA program.