Seattle Pacific Seminary

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    Want to get a taste of what seminary is all about? Come to Discernment Weekend! Meet professors, students, alumni, get the chance to sit in on a class, and more. Click here to register.

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, Apostolate®,” Seattle Pacific Seminary will equip you for ministry in the 21st century.

Seminary Degrees

As a Seminary student, you can choose from six 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 Highlights

Multiethnic and Missional? Leading Diverse and Vibrant Churches

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Save the date for the new event for training pastors and lay leaders: "Multiethnic and Missional? Leading Diverse and Vibrant Churches," led by Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Dr. Darrell Guder, and Dr. David Leong.

Click here to register.

2017 SOT Statement on Racial Justice

The School of Theology at SPU has released a Statement on Racial Justice. Click here to read.

Camp Casey Newsletter: A Community Formation of Spiritual Growth

"Not all classrooms have four corners.  SPU [seminary] students enrolled in the master of arts (MA) degree program or master of divinity (MDIV) degree program find themselves at Camp Casey attending a core requirement class, THEO 6001.  Most years Doug Strong, dean and professor of the history of Christianity, teaches this five-day, retreat-based intensive course.  This year however, the class was taught by Rick Steele, professor of moral and historical theology and associate dean, graduate studies.  Together as a community, these students study and practice historic spiritual disciples as a grounding for their seminary experience and a lifetime of ministry."

For more of this October article from Camp Casey, click here.

Learning Communities at Seattle Pacific Seminary

The students at Seattle Pacific Seminary have now been organized into five "learning communities" ("LC").  This action is in response to the ATS Educational Standard, Section ES 1.1.2., which reads: "The number of students enrolled in any degree program, along with those who have shared investment in the educational goals of that degree program (i.e., those with regular and substantive interaction with the learnings) shall be sufficient to ensure a viable community of learning" (p. 2 of 18).  To learn more, please check out the SPS Blog, SignPosts.

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ATS Accreditation

Seattle Pacific Seminary of Seattle Pacific University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Theological Schools, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110; (412) 788-6505.  The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Asian-American Ministry (Professional MA), Master of Arts in Business and Applied Theology (Professional MA), Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (Professional MA), Master of Arts in Reconciliation and Intercultural Studies (Professional MA), Master of Arts (Christian Scripture) (Academic MA), and Master of Arts (Christian Studies) (Academic MA).