Find out what it means to hold a degree from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

The Seattle School is nationally accredited. Our programs are designed to meet ordination requirements of a variety of denominations and all of the requirements for professional licensure in the state of Washington.

Association of Theological Schools

The Seattle School is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada.The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and Master of Arts in Theology & Culture.


Association of Theological Schools
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Telephone: (412) 788-6505
ats.edu

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The Seattle School is an Applicant for Consideration of Eligibility with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). This is an affiliate status indicating that an institution appears to meet the Commission’s conditions of eligibility and that its application for consideration has been accepted. This status neither implies nor ensures an institution will attain accredited status with the Commission.


8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
Telephone: (425) 558-4224
nwccu.org

Washington Student Achievement Council

The Seattle School is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review. Authorization by the WSAC does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Authorized degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and Master of Arts in Theology & Culture.


P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504

Department of Education Title IV Funding

The Department of Education has certified that The Seattle School is eligible for Title IV student financial aid assistance under the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965.

Authorization in Other States

The Seattle School is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). This is a multi-state consortium that oversees distance education, including preceptorships and practicums in which students may engage outside of Washington. The Seattle School seeks approval, authorization, or exemption to operate in other states as needed.

Counseling Licensure

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at The Seattle School is designed to meet all of the requirements for professional licensure in the state of Washington, by its recognition through the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and our ATS accreditation. Each state has varying licensure requirements but our program is able to meet many of them. We strongly encourage students to research requirements during their admissions process to ensure their coursework and internship experience align with the requirements of the state in which they plan to seek licensure.

Ordination

The Master of Divinity program at The Seattle School is designed to meet many of the ordination requirements for a variety of denominations. internship experience align with those requirements. Denomination-specific coursework not offered in The Seattle School curriculum may be completed elsewhere before or during your studies and transferred in as an elective credit.Students are encouraged to research their denomination’s requirements during their admissions process to ensure their coursework and

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

The Seattle School measures its educational effectiveness through multiple methodologies including assessment of individual courses and learning outcomes, program reviews, student questionnaires, and alumni surveys.

Outcomes according to the Association of Theological Schools’ 2016-17 Graduating Student Questionnaire:

Outcomes according to The Seattle School’s 2015 Alumni Survey, which included responses from nearly 350 graduates from 1999 to 2015:

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