Dual Degrees 

Dual degree programs: Creative writing and theology

The dual degree Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing / Master of Divinity (MFA-CW / MDiv) or Master of Fine Arts-Creative Writing / Master of Arts in Theology (Theological Integration) (MFA-CW / MA) is ideal for students interested in developing excellence in the craft of writing and in deepening their knowledge and practice of the Christian faith. 

If you pursue either of these dual degree options,  you will participate fully in the academy, abbey, and apostolate components of the MDiv or MA in Theology (Theological Integration) program and in the mentor/apprenticeship model of the MFA program. 

Graduation from both programs equips you to use your informed faith and writing to communicate about God, God’s people, and God’s world. Simultaneous completion of the dual programs allows you to complete 21 fewer credits than you would be required to complete if pursuing the programs separately.

Admission requirements

You must apply for admission separately for the MFA-CW degree program and Seattle Pacific Seminary (either MDiv or MA in Theology-Theological Integration), individually complying with admissions requirements for both programs. 

Application deadline

For admission procedures and deadlines for the MFA in Creative Writing and the Seattle Pacific Seminary (MDiv or MA in Christian Studies), visit Graduate Admissions.


Seattle Pacific Seminary graduate programs

SPU campus

Creative Writing (MFA)