Apply to OSR

Be the difference you want for your world by enrolling in the OSR at Pinchot Master in Organizational Leadership program.

We are currently accepting applications for our 21st cohort of learners. Classes begin September 29th, 2014. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and application materials can be submitted in any order. Please direct any questions to admissions@pinchot.edu

DIVERSITY

Different opinions, backgrounds and life experiences create a dynamic learning community. Pinchot is committed to diversity of (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, nation of origin, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and physical ability.

 

Step 1 · Personal Information

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Masters Specification



Contact Information
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Step 2 · Application Fee

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For your application to be considered, a one-time $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Please choose from one of the following payment options.

ONLINE

Pay online through our secure online form. Choose Fees & Events.

Phone

Please call (206) 855-9559. We will be happy to process your credit card payment.

MAIL

To pay the application fee by mail, please print out our payment form and either mail it with your check or money order to:
Pinchot University
Attn: Student Accounts
220 Second Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

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Step 3 · Transcripts

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Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is a requirement for admission to Pinchot.  To complete an application for admission to the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program, Pinchot requires that you submit an official transcript from the college or university from which you earned your bachelor’s degree. Pinchot accepts official transcripts received electronically from the issuing school’s registrar.

Transcript Instructions

Pinchot must receive an official transcript from the college or university you earned your bachelor’s degree from. Although we only require an official transcript from the institution from which you earned your bachelor’s degree, should you list additional colleges or institutions on your application materials  (resume, application, etc.), then you must submit corresponding official transcripts. Please make certain your correspondence with us is in agreement regarding the institutions listed on your application materials and the transcripts you submit.

Students who have earned degrees from institutions issuing non-graded transcripts must submit official results from MAT, GMAT or GRE.

To obtain your official transcripts, you’ll need to contact each school’s registrar’s office and make a request.

Your official transcripts must document:

  • satisfactory completion of a bachelor’s degree;
  • all courses completed;
  • all grades received.

Your official transcripts must be:

  • issued and embossed by each school’s registrar;
  • sealed by each of the issuing school’s registrar or associated clearing house service (opened or tampered envelopes are not acceptable);
  • and sent directly (transcripts coming from any other source are not acceptable) to Pinchot at:

Mailing Address
Pinchot University
Attn: Admissions
220 Second Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

IMPORTANT NOTE: Opened or tampered transcript envelopes or transcripts coming from any other source other than the schools (or associated clearing house service) themselves are considered unofficial and unacceptable. Transcripts “issued to student” are not considered official transcripts and are unacceptable.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

International applicants whose baccalaureate degree was not completed in English must provide evidence of English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Minimum TOEFL iBT Total Score Requirement: 90. Minimum TOEFL PBT Total Score Requirement: 600. International applicants with extensive work experience or previous study in the U.S. may request to have the TOEFL requirement waived. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. BGI’s institution code is 1924.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: If you have studied outside of the U.S., your foreign academic credentials and official transcripts will need to be evaluated by an approved agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to determine the degree equivalent within the U.S. educational system. You will need to pay for and provide this information. Please contact the Admissions Department for more information.

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Step 4 · Recommendations

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We ask for 2 letters of recommendation from educational or professional contacts who are familiar with you and can speak to your qualifications for this program. Personal letter recommendations are also accepted. Download the Recommendation form below and give it to your Recommenders. Recommendations can be emailed directly to admissions@pinchot.edu or mailed to Pinchot at the address below. Be sure to let them know the time frame for completion.

Letters of Recommendation are kept with your application file and do not become part of your permanent academic record.

Please note: By forwarding the Pinchot Letter of Recommendation Template (in either hardcopy or electronic versions) you are waiving your right to review any Letter of Recommendation submitted by your recommenders on your behalf.

Download the Pinchot Letter of Recommendation here.

Mailing Address

Pinchot University
Attn: Admissions
220 Second Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104







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Step 5 · Application Packet

The following components make up the admissions packet and are required. Each component can be submitted separately. Email your resume and essay to admissions@pinchot.edu.

1. Resume

2. Essay

Three- to five-page double spaced, typed essay to help determine the fit between your goals and those of the OSR at Pinchot’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Include the following in your essay.

  • Describe for us your personal, professional and educational history. Tell us how your this relates to your current educational and career goals.
  • What is the difference you hope to make in the world with a degree in Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership? What are your opportunities to apply your learning in an organizational setting while you are in OSR at Pinchot? What is your experience working with organizational change?
  • Tell us about your interest in learning and collaborating in a cohort community.
  • What is your financial plan to support your participation in the OSR at Pinchot program? What personal and organizational support do you have for undertaking the OSR at Pinchot program at this time? What time commitments will you be giving up so that you can make room for Pinchot in your life?
  • Outline the personal and organizational support you have for undertaking the program at this time.