Mission Statement

The mission of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology is to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships.




1997 as a branch of Western Seminary. The current name, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, was established on August 15, 2011. Prior to this, our institution was known as Mars Hill Graduate School (no denominational or church affiliation).

Faculty & Staff

10 core faculty teaching and forming alongside affiliate, adjunct, visiting faculty, and senior scholars.

Students & Alumni

300 Enrolled
1576 graduates since 1997

Student Gender Diversity (as defined by IPEDS)

Note: We currently collect gender identity data as federally mandated by IPEDS, which only allows for binary data reporting. Recognizing that this data is incomplete and limiting, we estimate that somewhere between 7-12% of our students identify as nonbinary or gender nonconforming. We are working on developing a system for accurately and respectfully collecting and representing more inclusive gender identity data for our student body. We anticipate this being in place for the 2024-2025 academic year.

77% female
23% male

Student Ethnic Diversity

17% members of traditionally underrepresented race and ethnic groups


2501 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Library Collection

The Seattle School library includes more than 200,000 print and electronic items.

Tuition and Financial Aid

$720 per credit hour

The Seattle School participates in the Direct Loan program, which allows us to offer Title IV funding for educational expenses. We are committed to making graduate education accessible through payment plans, scholarships, Direct Loans, Federal Work Study, and Direct PLUS Loans.

Three-Year Official Cohort Loan Default Rates (per IPEDS)

Fiscal Year 2019 2018 2017
Default rate 0.0% 3.8% 1.2%
Number in default 0 4 1
Number in repayment 65 103 77


J. Derek McNeil, PhD

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