City University of Seattle

Washington - United States


City University of Seattle is a private nonprofit university accredited through the doctoral level. CityU is dedicated to serving the working adult and transfer student and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 for online bachelor degree programs, and among the top 20 online programs for Veterans in the U.S. It is comprised of three schools and two divisions that offer flexible online, onsite, and performance-based programs. Aside from its flagship campus and headquarters in Seattle, Washington, CityU offers over 60 degrees and certificates at 28 sites around the world.

We're in touch every day with people from all walks of life, all over the world. With thousands of international students attending locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, China, Mexico, Greece, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, CityU is truly a global university.

The students, faculty and staff who learn and work here are growing together, individually and institutionally. And that's what being a university is all about - all of us are open to new ideas. Exploring differences. Seeking commonalities.

So when you join the CityU community, we expect to hear from you. Speak up. Diversity at CityU means sharing what's on your mind, and in your heart. Let's talk openly about the world we share, and how we can work together to make it better.

Based on its mission statement, City University of Seattle offers high quality, student-centered, results-oriented educational opportunities that are accessible, affordable, and relevant. In order to achieve this overarching goal, City University of Seattle has articulated the assumptions, values, and expectations that constitute the core of its Academic Model and that shape the institution's approach to serving the needs and aspirations of its learners. This model is meant to provide an operational framework for implementing City University of Seattle's mission across all of its programs and locations at consistently high levels of quality.

A Focus on Student Learning
City University of Seattle learning experiences are designed to support clearly articulated outcomes at the course, program, and institutional levels. Educational experiences are carefully designed by faculty to encourage self-directed learning within an appropriately defined structure of expectations. With the focus on applying theory to practical experience, learning activities form explicit links among the crucial abilities of an educated professional: critical thinking, self-exploration, and ethical practice. Multiple paths to demonstrating competency are available to learners when appropriate. Students are actively encouraged to define and take responsibility for their own contributions to the learning process, with the understanding that their engagement is critical for substantive learning to take place.

Reflective Practitioner Faculty
City University of Seattle faculty are highly regarded practitioners who bring real-life experience to the learning environment. They consider students to be collaborative partners in the creation of learning opportunities. To support practitioner faculty in their teaching roles, the institution provides orientation, training, mentoring, and coaching, all designed to foster a respectful and empowering learning environment. Faculty are rewarded for quality teaching and encouraged to continue their development as facilitators of learning.

Relevance to the Workplace
A City University of Seattle education is founded on carefully selected goals that are intended to provide graduates with up-to-date knowledge and practical skills required in the workplace, as well as a framework for continued development. Institution-wide learning goals that emphasize personal and professional growth are embedded in all programs offered at the University. The institution's current goals include professional competence and technical expertise, communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, ethical practice and community involvement, development of a diverse and global perspective, and lifelong learning. The overarching goals of a City University of Seattle education enhance the professional skills and knowledge of individuals who in turn add value to their organizations.

Service to Students
City University of Seattle strives to provide a respectful atmosphere in which all students are valued for their contribution and individual needs are honored. A diverse and international student body requires a variety of services to support the learning endeavor. The University strives to be sensitive to students and their needs, to respond in a timely and professional manner to student questions or concerns, and to uphold high standards.

Accessibility and Responsiveness
The University is committed to making high-quality learning opportunities as accessible and responsive to the needs of our diverse student population as possible. This includes maintaining affordability, removing unnecessary barriers to entry, providing support for students with differing levels of educational background and preparation, and offering a variety of class schedules and modes of delivery.



A.S. Business

A.S. General Studies

B.A. Applied Psychology

B.A. Human Services

B.A. in Education: Elementary Education

B.A. Management

B.S. Accounting

B.S. Business Administration

B.S. Computer Systems

B.S. Criminal Justice

B.S. General Studies

B.S. Healthcare Administration

B.S. Information Systems

B.S. Information Technology

B.S. Project Management


M.A. Counseling

M.A. Leadership

M.Ed. Adult Learning

M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction

M.Ed. Educational Leadership: Administrator Certification

M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling

M.Ed. Leadership

M.Ed. Leadership in Education (BC, Canada)

M.Ed. Reading and Literacy

M.Ed. School Counselling (BC, Canada)

M.Ed. Special Education

M.S. Computer Systems

M.S. Information Security

M.S. Integrated Supply Chain Management

M.S. Project Management

Master in Teaching

Master of Counselling (AB, Canada)

Master of Counselling (BC, Canada)


MIT Elementary Education

English Requirements


IELTS - 6.0

TOEFL - 64


IELTS – 6.0

TOEFL - 76


Tution Fee