We are a robustly Christian learning community committed to whole-person, interdisciplinary training that transforms. We are known as a graduate school and seminary, but many of our courses are also open to the community for graduate credit or for audit. We invite you to listen, learn, and respond with us to a world in profound need of people who are courageous, embodied, and spiritually-rooted. Our fall term begins on September 16. We encourage you to apply. All are welcome. Browse our complete list of courses.

God & Persons


Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30am (1 credit | TCE 540)

Explore the theological concept of persons, both divine and human, with an eye to the reality that all theology is contextual. Starting with the doctrine of God, engaging with the doctrine of creation (and eco theology), and ending with theological anthropology (including the imago Dei and the imago Christi), this class with Dr. Chelle Stearns will survey, compare and contrast, and evaluate various perspectives on personhood from the depth and breadth of the Christian tradition.

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Intersections: Interdisciplinary Inquiry & Psychological Frameworks

Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 4:00pm (3 credits | IDS 501)

From an interdisciplinary framework of theology, psychology, and biblical studies, this course will engage issues pertaining to the diversities of one’s locatedness, experience, oppressive systems, institutionalized marginalization, and social fragmentation. With Dr. Doug Shirley, explore interdisciplinary perspectives on these complex problems that affect and reveal the human condition, as well as contexts that impact learning, personal world views and hermeneutics, and one’s internal world and development of the mind. 

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Issues of Abuse: Sexual Harm and Its Consequences

November 21-23, 2019 (2 credits | CSL 514)

A dynamic, interpersonal overview of the emotional, social, physiological, and spiritual impact of sexual abuse. Dr. Dan Allender brings over 40 years of expertise in this field to foster a robust environment of practical learning for to therapeutically engage abuse survivors, including: assessment, treatment, reporting, prevention. This course is an in-depth introduction designed but clinicians in training, but invaluable for teachers, clergy, and other leaders. 

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Grieving, Mourning, and Shame

Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm (1 credit | CSL 575A)

Taught by Dr. O’Donnell Day, this course will focus on the developmental trajectory of the “Mourning Position” (O. Day, 2018), grieving, and the relationship with shame. We will explore every day losses and the differences between grief and mourning. 

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Celtic Spirituality

Wednesdays, 9:00am-12:30pm (2 credits | SFD 526)

The “Golden Age of Saints and Scholars” characterized the 5th-8th centuries in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall and Isle of Man and continues to have an impact on the Church today. This course with Dr. Pat Loughery will introduce and examine the ethos, worldview, and values of the Christian culture on the British Isles in this period of history and explore how it speaks across the centuries to Christian communities today.

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We Invite You to Listen, Learn, and Respond With Us

We offer non-degree and community audit admission for individuals desiring to get their feet wet by taking a course or two; students enrolled in other graduate programs who want to take a course for transfer credit; professionals seeking continuing education units; and curious folks who simply love learning. All are welcome. We keep the admissions process simple and relational, and there is no cost to apply.

Non-Degree Enrollment

Non-degree enrollment provides an official record and transcript of for-credit coursework, which serves as proof of seat hours for continuing education units or as documentation for transferring credits into a degree program. Non-degree tuition is $660 per credit hour.

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Community Audit Enrollment

Community audit enrollment provides the opportunity to participate in our learning community by attending classes. An official record and transcript is provided but coursework is not credit bearing. The transcript provides seat hours, which serves as proof of seat hours for continuing education units. Community audit tuition is $250 per credit hour.

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Connect With Us

Feel free to connect with us at (206) 876-6155 or at admissions@theseattleschool.edu for questions or conversation.