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An Education for the Future

We know that the decision to go to graduate school, whether for a new or additional advanced degree, is not one you take lightly.You will be investing significant time, effort, and financial resources in your future - not to mention possibly postponing other plans or re-arranging your family and work schedules. 

Based on what they tell us, we've learned that Saybrook alumni value their educational experience here as a way to: 

  • start or change careers
  • advance in a current career
  • gain skills for a current job
  • grow personally and intellectually
  • forge life-long professional relationships with other students and faculty

An Education You Can Use

"The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight."

From To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy

Saybrook places a premium on putting theoretical knowledge to work in the world. Through internships, practica, a master's project, or a PhD dissertation, you will put what you have learned into practice in the most challenging of environments: working with real people, seeking to solve real problems, overcoming real obstacles with creativity, ingenuity, and persistence.

From these experiences, our students gain the emotional IQ, streetsmarts, and self-confidence to continue to make a difference to others throughout their lives. We expect you to "swim off with sure strokes," as so many of our alumni and alumnae have.

An Education For Life

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”

Carl Rogers

From Mali to Malibu, we all face the same existential questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? We can't give you the answers at Saybrook, but we will teach you how to look for them, answering these questions differently as you move through the stages of life and the changing circumstances we must all confront.

There's More to FInd Out ...

  • The Saybrook Difference: Graduate schools aren't all alike; learn what sets Saybrook apart
  • President's WelcomePresident Mark Schulman invites you to Saybrook and introduces exciting plans for Saybrook's future
  • Blogs: Join the talk-fest on any of our three lively blogs: The Saybrook Forum, Rethinking Complexity or The New Existentialists
  • PublicationsA convenient list of our current print publications; now all available online
  • Alumni Affairs: Look here for events, activities, and alumni news, whether you graduated from the "old" Saybrook Graduate College, the "new" Saybrook University, Psychology & Humanistic Studies (PHS), Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS), or Mind-Body Medicine
  • Support SaybrookSaybrook appreciates donors of any dimension; please contribute here to student scholarships or endowment funds - we promise to thank you
  • EventsA collected list of public events across all schools, including Admissions activities, short workshops, alumni events, public occasions, meet & greet opportunities, and casual get-togethers