Pacific Lutheran University

Category: Private offering Doctorate | State: WA

About Pacific Lutheran University

Challenge. Support. Success. They are the PLU experience. At PLU you will be challenged to achieve at the peak of your ability, given support to meet that challenge and resultantly find success in both college and your chosen career. Based in the suburban Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, on a 156-acre woodland campus, PLU offers approximately 3,200 students a blend of academically rigorous liberal arts and professional programs. The university offers three pathways to academic distinction: global education and service to the world; robust student-faculty collaborative research and creative projects; and helping students discern meaning and purpose in their lives.

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Why you should attend?

Pacific Lutheran University is a military supportive campus located one mile from the support and resources of Joint Base Lewis McChord and between VA medical centers in Lakewood and Seattle. Our Yellow Ribbon program means that tuition and fees are generally covered for students who are 100% eligible for their Post 9/11 GI Bill. Our Director of Military Outreach, two VA Certifying Officials and a Vet Corp rep ensure student success through two veteran resource centers. Partnerships with numerous local military supportive community members ensure resources off campus as well. Our ROTC program won the MacArthur award 3 times in a recent 4 year period.

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


Top Degrees


A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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