Dual Degrees

Dual degree programs: Theology and Marriage and Family Therapy

If you sense a call to both ministry and delivery of professional mental health counseling services, consider the dual-degree programs in Seattle Pacific University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program and in the Seattle Pacific Seminary. Dual degrees include the MA in Theology (Theological Integration)/MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Master of Divinity/MS in Marriage and Family Therapy.

By pursuing a dual degree, you will bring together skills and knowledge in both disciplines, enriching your graduate education and your career opportunities. You also will earn two advanced degrees in less time than it would take you to earn the same two degrees separately. 

Three years of full-time study allows you to complete the MA in Theology (Theological Integration) and the Marriage and Family Therapy degree. If you wish to complete the education often required for church ordination, as well as clinical licensure, the Master of Divinity degree can be completed alongside the MS in Marriage and Family Therapy in a minimum of four years of full-time study.

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  • Dual MS-MFT / MA in Theology (Theological Integration) (PDF)
    • This curriculum is completed in 23 fewer credits than would be required for the two programs separately.
  • Dual MS-MFT / MDiv (PDF)
    • This curriculum requires 32 fewer credits than the two programs pursued separately.

Admission requirements

To earn the dual degrees, apply to the School of Psychology, Family, and Community, as well as Seattle Pacific Seminary through Graduate Admissions.

Acceptance in one program does not guarantee acceptance in the other. Once you are admitted to both programs, you will receive a specialized program plan.

Application deadlines

For admission procedures and deadlines for both programs, visit Graduate Admissions.