Academics: The Foundation of Saybrook

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An Education Meant To Be Used

Whatever your choice of degree program, Saybrook is committed to providing you with an education you can use. Every degree program is build on the shared foundations of:

  • Rigorous scholarship and research
  • Using both qualitative and quantitative analytical tools
  • Developing professional writing skills to express your ideas
  • Putting theory into practice to create change
  • Personal, one-on-one faculty mentors
  • Critical thinking and creative insights

While there is a difference between the pedagogy found in our online hybrid programs and the pedagogy of our residential (LIOS) programs in Seattle, you'll graduate from either of them with the academic knowledge, practical skills, and self-confidence to address complex problems in the real world.

Term of Study

Naturally, the length of time it takes to complete a degree depends on your previous degree preparation, transfer credits, and the course load that you take. On average it takes two years to complete a master's program and four to five years for a doctoral program.

More About the Academic Environment

Visit these sections to learn more about the 

  • Areas of Study: enter this portal for details about our two colleges and your options for earning an MA, MS, or PhD
  • Non-Degree Options: review one-year certificate options, short-term workshops, and other learning opportunities
  • Learning Modelsexamine the pedagogy behind our teaching approach
  • Scholarship in Actionlearn about our commitment to take learning from the library to the streets, and meet this year's resident scholar-practioner, Chip Conley
  • Faculty Directorylearn more about our high-caliber, dedicated faculty, their research interests, and publications
  • Accreditationconfirm our accreditation standing and delve into our statistics
  • Student Servicesdiscover support services available at Saybrook, from the registrar's office to online libraries, and more
  • Contacteasy access to the key people in academic affairs and student services