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Pacific Lutheran University
  • Graduate School
  • TACOMA, WA

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12180 PARK AVE SOUTH
TACOMA, WA 98447
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Pacific Lutheran University offers top-ranked graduate programs that prepare students for lives of service and innovation through rigorous, experiential study. Students develop skills with which to provide solutions to a diverse range of education, healthcare, business, family and marriage problems.

Throughout the decades, PLU has prepared thousands of graduate students for advanced careers as business owners and leaders, financial consultants, marketing analysts, music instructors, nurse administrators and practitioners, school administrators and teachers, social scientists, writers and more. They work for small businesses, city governments, school districts, nonprofit organizations, international agencies, and for some of the famous companies in the world.

Our graduate alumni — nurtured and challenged in the context of Lutheran higher education — are part of a long legacy of excellence, innovative thinking, servant leadership, and care for others and the environment around them.

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Admissions

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Graduate Schools

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

The Couple and Family Therapy Center, the program’s on-campus clinic, allows students to be trained as a student therapist with a faculty member as their supervisor. The clinic is equipped with one-way mirrors, every session is recorded, and the faculty supervisor guides students through their first cases.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
371
Part-Time Grad Students
109
Research Assistants
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Teaching Assistants
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Racial Diversity
  • White
    61.7%
  • Asian
    9.7%
  • Hispanic
    9.3%
  • Unknown
    5.9%
  • African American
    5.3%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    3.8%
  • Multiracial
    2.9%
  • Native American
    1.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.4%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Driven
    100%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 4 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    100%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
75%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 4 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 4 responses
Poll
25%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 4 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 4 responses
  • $100K+
    50%
  • $75K-$100K
    25%
  • $25K-$50K
    25%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 4 responses
  • Did not graduate yet
    100%
50%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 4 responses

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Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$55,346
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$223,400
National
$217,500

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