Seattle Pacific Seminary

  • Seminary students taking nots as a banner for New Competitve Student Scholarships

    We are pleased to announce four new competitive scholarships, each awarding one year’s worth of tuition: Urban Ministry Promise Scholarship, Tektón Scholarship, Worship and the Arts Scholarship, and International Student Success Scholarship

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During these difficult times our world is facing, we need theologically informed and educated ministry leaders; more than ever.  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 transformational ministry in the church and world.


Seminary Degrees

As a Seminary student, you can choose a Master of Divinity (MDiv), a Master of Arts in Theology (MA) degree, or 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.

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 Theology, with the following concentrations: Christian Scripture, Christian Traditions, Worship and the Arts, Christian Ministry, Theological Integration, Theology and Ethics, and Reconciliation and Intercultural Studies.

Seattle Pacific Seminary is hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools' Commission on Accrediting on March 6–9, 2023. The purpose of this visit is to verify that Seattle Pacific Seminary meets all applicable Commission Standards of Accreditation. Comments regarding how well Seattle Pacific Seminary meets those standards and/or generally demonstrates educational quality may be sent to the ATS Accrediting Records Coordinator (; 412-788-6505) at least two weeks before the visit. Comments may also or instead be sent in writing to Dr. Brian Lugioyo, Dean of the Seattle Pacific University School of Theology (; 206-281-2208) and/or Dr. Richard B. Steele, Professor of Theology and Coordinator of the Seattle Pacific Seminary Self-Study (; 206-281-2160). All comments will be shared with the onsite evaluation committee.

Jun Kwak

Meet Jun Kwak

MDiv student Jun Kwak discusses his experience at Seattle Pacific Seminary.