Alumni from both institutions will enjoy streamlined admission to select graduate programs

TACOMA, Wash. – Earlier this week, officials from the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will streamline the process for both universities’ current students and alumni applying to select graduate programs at the partner institution. Most notably, the agreement waives the GRE/GMAT test requirements and application fees for eligible Lutes and Loggers.

“Just as we’re seeing nationally, PLU and Puget Sound alumni and current students are increasingly interested in pursuing graduate degrees,” said PLU Provost Joanna Gregson. “Our shared commitment to educate students for service and community impact extends to creating concrete and accessible pathways for them to enter graduate programs that build on their quality undergraduate foundations.”

The agreement will streamline the process for PLU alumni applying for admission to Puget Sound’s Master in Public Health and Master of Education in counseling programs. Likewise, the agreement will streamline the process for Puget Sound alumni applying to PLU’s Master in Business Administration, Master of Science in Marketing Analytics, and Master of Science in Kinesiology programs. 

“For more than 100 years, Puget Sound and PLU have been educating high-capacity and high-character leaders who have formed the backbone of the South Sound’s business, healthcare, and education sectors,” said Puget Sound Provost Laura Behling. “This partnership will help create new avenues for the next generation and ensure that our students have every opportunity to pursue meaningful postgraduate study and careers that will serve our community.”