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Seattle Pacific Seminary

  • Brenda Salter McNeil

    The Master of Arts in Reconciliation and Intercultural Studies (MA-RIS) is one of four master of arts degrees that Seattle Pacific Seminary offers. SPS also offers a master of divinity (MDiv) degree and a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies.

Are you interested in being part of a thriving seminary community in a rich, urban setting? Do you want your graduate studies to affect not just your mind, but also your heart? Join us in a fellowship of learning, discipleship, worship, and mission, where you and your study of theology can flourish. With a unique model of theological education we call “Academy, Abbey, and Apostolate®,” Seattle Pacific Seminary will equip you for ministry in the 21st century.

Seminary Degrees

As a Seminary student, you can choose from four Master of Arts (MA) degrees, a Master of Divinity (MDiv), and four Dual Degrees (MBA, MST) — as well as a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies — all of which support SPU’s vision to engage the culture and change the world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.

Seminary News and Events

Genesis and Exodus: An Introduction

On Friday, September 5, The Center for Biblical and Theological Education Local invites church leaders, alumni, and Lectio readers to spend a day exploring these key texts with SPU Professor of Old Testament Dr. Frank Spina. We’ll discuss: the nature of creation; God’s engaging of the created order; the nature and role of humanity; the themes of sin, judgment, and grace; the election of the ancestors; the rescuing of God’s people; and the eventful trek through the wilderness.

Christ and Cascadia Conference

Seattle Pacific Seminary is a proud sponsor of this two day exploration of faith and northwest culture on Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, 2014. 

Join SPS professors Jeff Keuss, David Leong, and Al Erisman, along with Christian leaders from schools around the region to engage in discussions on the intersection faith and the Pacific Northwest.

Pope-Levison Blogs About Her New Book

Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison recently penned an entry, “Cars, Planes, and Gospel Grenades: Women Evangelists Settle Down,” for NYU Press’ blog. It features interesting highlights from her latest book, Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era (NYU Press, Dec. 2013).

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Discernment Weekend 2014

Come Explore Your Calling With Us

Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation — in the company of Seminary faculty and students, and others who are considering seminary — on November 7 and 8, 2014. For more information click here.


Meet SPS Alum and Adjunct Professor Kelsie Job

This is Kelsie: Hear how Kelsie chose to attend seminary at SPS after her time as an undergrad at SPU and her ultimate goal of becoming a professor. She is currently living out that goal by teaching two undergraduate courses at SPU, "Christian Scripture" and "Biblical Texts: Isaiah".


Frank Spina's Lectio on Genesis and Exodus

Check out SPS Professor Frank Spina, Professor of Old Testament, on Genesis and Exodus -- the material that sets the stage for all of Scripture.


New Church and Parachurch Staff Tuition Discount

The Seattle Pacific Seminary Tuition Discount Program is now extended to both church and parachurch full- or part-time staff.

The program offers a 50 percent tuition discount for a student's first year of enrollment with SPS, or the first 40 credits of Seminary courses (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarter), whichever comes first.

For more information, click here.