At Seattle University, education meets real life. Attend graduate school around your work schedule; gain tools you can use in your work.

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Those who come to Seattle University have something in common – they seek more than just a degree. This is a place where paths that appear to lead in different directions – ambition and altruism, career and compassion, professional and personal – meet and merge to enhance who you are.

At Seattle U education meets real life. It’s where you can attend graduate school around your work schedule, gain tools you can use in your work and learn from peers who become colleagues. More hybrid courses in a variety of disciplines afford even greater accessibility and flexibility for professionals who want an education that fits their careers and lives.

A Seattle U graduate education empowers you with the skills, experiences and support to achieve your goals.

Where passion meets profession

Not many years ago, Travis Day, ’13 MSN, felt trapped. As an undergrad, Travis started pre-med training before switching to international business management. He found his career importing and exporting wine unfulfilling and realized his degree didn’t fit the requirements of most graduate medical programs.

He began looking for a reputable program that might accept graduate students without a medical background. What Seattle University’s Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion education provided was a renowned program that not only accepted him – it was designed specifically for career changers like him.

Classes included full-time study, rigorous preparation for nursing exams and realistic simulation of emergency scenarios in Seattle U’s state-of-the-art Clinical Performance Lab. He was impressed with the school’s emphasis on compassion and social justice – all students perform internships in underserved communities. Travis found his own experience at a Native American reservation one of the most rewarding and it validated his career choice. Today, he’s a family nurse practitioner at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland and president of the Puget Sound Nurse Practitioner Association. Travis also volunteers at the RotaCare Free Clinic in Lake City.

Where the spark meets the fire

Sometimes you grow and mature in your work with skills you already possess. Often, though, a big change requires different skills to excel in a new role or to spark a move in a new direction. Seattle U can help align your talents, passions and knowledge with a fulfilling career path.

Kristi Thorne, ’14 MBA, started at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006 as a librarian who catalogued media assets. Every few years, she found a new position that was a better fit.

It didn’t take long before Kristi realized it was time to grow her skills. She had a well-defined idea of what she wanted in a graduate program and was familiar with the mission of a Jesuit education.

“When I was looking, I knew I wanted a social justice element,” she says. “The Albers MBA program stood out. Plus, it was a night program.”

Since completing her MBA, Kristi has been promoted twice and is now senior project officer in the office of the president in global policy and advocacy.

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Where Seattle meets Seattle University

This is the intersection where education of the whole person comes together with one of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking cities.

Sometimes you need a link between you and the career you imagine. In addition to expert faculty who are practitioners and industry leaders, Seattle U has a network of mentors, internships and field experiences to put your newfound skills to work and build confidence and connections.

Students develop a passion for community involvement that carries into their lives as alumni. With a history of 125 years, Seattle U has 75,000 alumni – more than 45,000 in the Puget Sound region alone – who foster the university’s core values of care, academic excellence, diversity, faith, justice and leadership.

Where risk meets reward

As you consider your future, discover Seattle U’s 34 graduate programs and dozens of certificate options to help advance your personal and professional goals. Explore offerings in each of the following schools and colleges at

Albers School of Business
and Economics

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Education

College of Nursing

College of Science and Engineering

School of Law

School of New and
Continuing Studies

School of Theology and Ministry

Come for a visit

Request a one-on-one meeting with an adviser and tour the campus. Participate in a program information session or graduate open house. Attend a lecture, Division I basketball game or Mass at the award-winning Chapel of St. Ignatius. Immerse yourself in the arts at a play, art exhibit or concert. Learn more at

Seattle University
Office of Graduate Admissions
901 12th Ave.
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

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