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Seminary Degrees

Seattle Pacific Seminary offers a variety of degree programs that provide many different options for your study of theology. All Seminary programs support SPU’s vision to engage the culture and change the world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.

Master of Arts (MA)

We offer four master of arts degrees that allow you combine a core study of general theology with specialized study in a particular subject area:

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

This degree prepares you for ordained ministry and for general pastoral leadership in congregations and other settings. It is also the recommended first degree if you plan to pursue admission to doctoral programs in theology.

Dual Degrees (MBA, MST)

In partnership with SPU’s School of Business and Economics and School of Psychology, Family, and Community, we offer three dual degree programs that enable you to earn two advanced degrees in less time than it would take you to earn the same two degrees separately.

Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies

This certificate program equips you with an understanding of Christian formation and vocation, and the practices that nurture an ongoing life of discipleship and mission in the 21st century.

Schedule a Seminary Visit

We invite you to come visit our campus and experience Seattle Pacific Seminary first hand. To schedule a visit, or if you have questions, email or call 206‑281-2342.

SPU Graduate Catalog

Check out course descriptions and the Time Schedule for the graduate programs that interest you.

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What Makes SPS So Great?

The Rev. Dr. Scott Dudley, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, WA, talks about why Seattle Pacific Seminary is unique.