The MDiv degree incorporates knowledge of Christian heritage (Scripture, church history, and theology), understanding of cultural context, growth in spiritual depth and moral integrity, and capacity for ministerial and public leadership. In addition, the MDiv degree provides a breadth of exposure to the various theological fields of study, educating students for a comprehensive range of pastoral responsibilities and skills. It consists of 108 quarter credits (equivalent to 72 semester credits).
The first 42 quarter credits are in a core curriculum, upon which all graduate programs in the Seattle Pacific Seminary are based. The core curriculum consists of three courses each in Christian Formation, Christian Scripture, Global Christian Heritage, Theology/Ethics, and Graduate Core Practicum, and one course in Vocational Discernment and Discipleship.
The remaining 66 credits include 36 in “basic” courses in theology and practical ministry, 6 in Christian Scripture courses, and 24 in elective courses in a variety of disciplines, including theology, business and economics, education, industrial/organizational psychology, and marriage and family therapy.
University and program requirements for admission into the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program include:
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- You must have had a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in the last 45 quarter credits (30 semester credits) of coursework completed before applying for admission or in all undergraduate work, whichever is higher.
- Successful submission of all other materials and documents required for admission.