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The Academic Program

Scholarship Informed by Faith
The clear Christian commitment of Seattle Pacific University has remained the same for more than a century. The institution continues to believe that the finest education is informed by Christian faith. As a university, Seattle Pacific has a mission of intellectual inquiry. Believing that the Christian faith calls it to excellence both intellectually and spiritually the University actively strives to provide the highest quality education available. In keeping with this, academic freedom and integrity are highly prized.

What does this mean to students? It means that they are taught by professors who approach their discipline from a Christian perspective. But students are not told what to believe. Instead, through the educational process of inquiry, discussion, and experience, they are encouraged to develop a mature, personal faith. Students are challenged at Seattle Pacific. But the University seeks to create an environment that balances freedom and support as they grapple with difficult questions. The goal is to help students emerge with an even deeper Christian conviction and a desire for Christian leadership and service.

Academic Structure

College of Arts and Sciences
  Division of Fine Arts

  Division of Humanities
  Communication and Journalism
Foreign Languages and Literatures
  Division of Science and Engineering
Computer Science
Pre-Professional Programs
  Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  Family and Consumer Sciences
Physical Education and Exercise Science
Political Science

General Studies Major
Interdisciplinary Courses
Professional Studies Major
Student-Designed Majors

School of Business and Economics
Business Administration
Professional Development
School of Education
  Elementary Certification
Secondary Certification
Special Education
SPIRAL- Education Professional Development
School of Health Sciences
School of Psychology, Family, and Community
School of Theology
  Christian Theology
Educational Ministries
Special Programs
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Distance Learning

Graduate Studies

Graduate studies at Seattle Pacific University emphasize three principal aims: scholarship, research, and professional competence. Responsibility for graduate studies is vested in the Graduate Policy and Evaluation Committee by the Faculty Senate.
Degrees Offered
Master of Arts
  Organizational Psychology (M.A.)
Sport and Exercise Leadership (M.A.)
Teaching (M.A.T.)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A.-TESOL)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Theology (M.Div.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum and Instruction
Education Leadership

School Counseling

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
          Creative Writing
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
  Leadership in Advanced Nursing
Master of Science (M.S.)
  Marriage and Family Therapy
  Information Systems Management (M.S.-ISM)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Family Psychology (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Psychology (Ph.D.)
Other Programs
  Advanced R.N. Practitioner (School of Health Sciences)
Principal Certification (School of Education)
Nurse Practitioner Pathways (School of Health Sciences)
Alternative Certification (School of Education)
Superintendent Certification (School of Education)

For further information on graduate programs, contact the school or department that administers the specific program.

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