Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, Washington 98121

Antioch University Seattle (AUS) offers you an education with a rich, 150-year tradition of personal attention, innovation and inclusiveness.

AUS’s mission is “to provide transformative education that engages adult learners in lifelong development and agency in a changing world.” Students gain the professional skills, knowledge and personal growth necessary to advance their careers, follow their dreams and create positive change for themselves and the community.

The small classes, flexible programs and strong faculty support enhance students' lives, whether they are completing graduate studies or a bachelor's degree.

AUS is part of Antioch University, founded in 1852 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Antioch’s progressive environment gives you an interdisciplinary curriculum with an emphasis on lifelong learning, social justice and turning knowledge into action.

The Community
At Antioch, you get a small, inviting campus in the heart of one of the country's most livable cities. Antioch is the only university in downtown Seattle, with about 1,000 students.

Within walking distance of Antioch, you'll find eclectic shops, coffeehouses, residential areas and some of Seattle’s finest restaurants. Plus, downtown Seattle's bustling center offers students access to myriad businesses, cultural and retail areas with opportunities to enhance classroom learning.

A few blocks northwest of Antioch is Seattle Center, with its museums, numerous festivals, cultural events, historic monorail and the famous Space Needle.

Seattle's proximity to Puget Sound, freshwater lakes, forests and mountains makes the area a natural classroom for studying sustainability issues and the environment. Outdoor activities are abundant year-round and many points in the city offer breathtaking mountain and water views.

Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
Antioch students explore broad perspectives, actively participate in class and continually integrate theory and real-world practice. Programs center around four areas:

Center for Creative Change: This dynamic, integrated center prepares you to become an effective systems thinker and facilitator of positive change. You can obtain a master’s degree in management, environment and community, organizational psychology or whole systems design — or choose from several related graduate certificates. Classes take place one weekend a month.

Education: These collaborative, challenging programs promote leadership for responsible educational change. Programs are on and off campus.
Graduate preparation for a teaching certificate, with master’s in education option
M.A. in education for experienced educators
Professional certificate preparation for Washington teachers

Psychology: You develop a foundation to work in diverse settings, with an emphasis on multicultural competencies, ethical practice and social responsibility. Programs include:
Master’s degree in:
Child, couple and family therapy (CCFT)
Mental health counseling (MHC)
Integrative studies — self-designed program not leading to clinical licensing or certification
Art therapy — with CCFT or MHC, or a post-master’s certificate

B.A. in Liberal Studies: This individualized degree completion program is for self-directed learners. Common majors include: psychology, business/professional studies, spiritual studies, social justice/community development and literary arts/expressive arts. You can pursue credit for knowledge and skills acquired outside the classroom.

Facilities & Resources
The Antioch Seattle campus is conveniently located in downtown Seattle in a modern building with approximately 20 classrooms, a library, computer facilities, an art studio, a lounge and study spaces, a bookstore and a café. Metered and other paid parking is next to the building, and easy access to bus lines is nearby. The campus is designed for accessibility to all persons.

Adult learners — and the great majority of the AUS faculty — typically prefer small-group discussion rather than lecture. Thus AUS classroom spaces are relatively intimate — designed mostly for 20 or fewer students — and classrooms are furnished seminar style, with tables and chairs, to facilitate interchange. Central atrium spaces on each floor of the building also are comfortably furnished, and class discussions often spill into these spaces between class sessions and during breaks. The result is a lively intellectual atmosphere in which students learn from one another as well as from their instructors.

The campus bookstore stocks textbooks, general reading material, school supplies, snacks, greeting cards, clothing and other items. Adjacent to the bookstore is the FareStart Café, where classroom conversations often continue informally.

Expenses and Aid
Antioch's tuition is competitive with that of other private universities. Combine this with the richness of the Antioch experience and you have a high-quality education with lasting value.

Antioch University offers financial assistance for students pursuing bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and many graduate certificates. Students also can take advantage of a payment plan.

Types of Aid
Scholarships — for new, full-time students who demonstrate financial need
Graduate assistantships for master’s-degree students — gain valuable experience in working closely with Antioch faculty and staff
Work study

Your eligibility for aid depends on your level of financial need and the type of program in which you enroll.

The Financial Aid Office staff can provide the necessary forms and assist you with designing an individualized aid package. Information and forms also are available at The financial aid application process takes six to eight weeks.

How to Apply
Admission is based on the applicant’s background, education, accomplishments and goals. Ideally each applicant decides, together with Antioch admissions representatives, about admission to the student’s chosen program.

Each program has specific admission requirements. All applicants must show evidence of critical thinking and effective writing skills.

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for admission to the master’s and post-graduate programs. Applicants with transcripts from outside the United States and Canada should apply early. Applicants who speak English as a second language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.

Who to contact
Admissions Office
(206) 268-4202 or toll-free (888) 268-4477

Learn more through an information session, held every Friday; a quarterly open house; or an individual appointment with an admission adviser.

The Faculty
Antioch's exceptional faculty members offer you dynamic, meaningful learning and individualized instruction and advising.

The faculty has great expertise in their fields and in the art of teaching. Many Antioch faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their field. Many also work as organizational or educational consultants, have psychology practices, publish books or articles, or work for social justice or environmental sustainability causes.

For biographies and details about the faculty members’ backgrounds and interests, visit

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