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 winter term begins on January 6, 2020. We encourage you to apply. All are welcome. Browse our complete list of courses.

Spirit & Trauma


January 6—April 3, 2020, Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30am (2 credits | TCE 541)

Taught by Dr. Chelle Stearns, this course explores the intersection of theology trauma studies/traumatology. In this class, we will read and compare theologies of the cross and theologies of the Holy Spirit to investigate how different theological approaches impact one’s view on trauma, suffering, healing, redemption, witness, resilience, community, etc. This class is primarily focused on theological questions, but will purposefully seek out ways to bring together and find various modes of integrating theology and psychology (i.e., traumatology) throughout the class. Though the disciplines of theology and psychology utilize different vocabularies and methodologies, both seek out the wholeness and well-being of the human person, particularly in the wake of suffering, abuse, and trauma. Theology in this frame should lead persons toward liberation and shalom, especially when life and death are closely experienced and related.

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Marriage & Family 

January 17-18 and February 21-22 from 9:00am-6:00pm

Taught by Dr. Steve Call, this course will focus on studying the imprint of the primary relational contexts of marriage and family. The course provides a discussion of the impact of these formative relationships and it covers a range of marital and familial issues that bear upon the work of counseling.

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Artistic Impulse

January 6 – April 3, 2020, 3:00pm – 5:30pm (2 credits | TCE 511)

Taught by Dr. Kj Swanson, this course will explore a theology of creativity as understood through our identity as persons made in the image of God. In the process, we will look at the vocational call of the artist as well as the more general call to create in and engage with the created order at large. This class will use a variety of ‘tests’ – e.g., literature, music and visual art – in order to search out the least inadequate ‘language’ in which to both describe and praise God.

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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.