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Application Deadlines

For admission to the Autumn 2025 cohort.

Application Opens: September 1
Priority Deadline: January 15
Final Deadline: May 1

Admissions Questions?

Contact the Student Recruitment manager at

Admission Requirements

Minimum UW Admission Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • 3.00 GPA in the last 90 quarter credits or 60 semester credits of graded upper-division coursework
  • Be proficient in English: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The ways in which proficiency can be demonstrated are outlined in Policy 3.2: Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Application Checklist

How to Apply

1. Application & Fee

Complete the application to the UW Graduate School. Be sure to select “Education-Bothell-MED” as your program. 

The application fee is $90 payable by credit or debit card. All applications must be completed online.

2. Transcripts

Scanned copies of all college and university transcripts must be uploaded as part of the application. Unofficial transcripts are accepted for initial application. 

Official transcripts are required if admitted to the M.Ed. program and will be submitted directly to the UW Graduate School. Instructions will be included in your offer of admission.

3. Admission Essay

All applicants should compose an essay that includes the following: 

  1. Indicate your intended M.Ed. Concentration Area: English to Speakers of Other Languages 
  2. Discuss your understanding of why/how social injustice exists and persists.  As part of your response, discuss a personal and/or professional experience with injustice that has led you to seek out the M.Ed. program at UW Bothell, and your chosen concentration. Be sure to note your own thoughts and/or actions in that moment.  
  3. How do you envision this program will influence your impact on addressing the areas of social injustice and inequity? 

Essay Format:

  • Indicate your intended M.Ed. concentration in the first paragraph of your essay. 
  • Essays should be approximately 3-4 pages, up to 1000 words, double spaced.
  • Upload into your application as a Word, PDF, or RTF document.

4. Resume

This can be uploaded as a Word, PDF, or RTF document. 

5. Two Recommendations

Applicants will need two letters of recommendation. Recommendations should be from either a colleague, administrator, or community member. All recommendations are submitted electronically as part of the application process. Once a recommender has been designated in the application, recommenders will automatically be sent an email from the UW Graduate School with instructions on how to submit their letter of recommendation. 

Information for International Students

  • International applicants are those who currently hold or expect temporary U.S. Visas, including holders of F1, H1-B, H-4 or any other non-immigrant classifications. 
  • U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders or immigrants) are NOT considered international applicants. 
  • International applicants may be required to submit additional documentation, including a statement of financial ability. View more details on additional requirements for International applicants.  

Graduate Non-Matriculated Student Enrollment

The Master of Education program accepts Graduate and Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) students. The application process and requirements will vary depending on your interest. If you are interested in applying as a Graduate Non-Matriculated student, please check requirements here.