Degree-specific requirements can be found on each of the degree pages.
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in a liberal arts area
- A 2.75 GPA (Exceptions: a 3.00 GPA is required for international students, and all students applying for the Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy, & Post-Master’s Certificate in Pastoral Leadership)
- If GPA falls below the required minimum, then the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) is required
- Two years of experience in some form of education, ministry, or service as a professional or volunteer
Please note: admission is selective, and candidates are evaluated on their individual merits.
|Priority Application Deadlines for Terms of Entry||Summer||Fall||Winter||Spring|
|Doctor of Ministry||March 1|
|Master of Divinity||March 1||June 1|
|MA in Pastoral Studies||March 1||June 1||November 1||February 1|
|MA in Transforming Spirituality||March 1||June 1|
|MA in Couples & Family Therapy||January 15, April 15||January 15, April 15|
|MA in Transformational Leadership||March 1||June 1||November 1||February 1|
|International Student Deadlines||January 1||April 1||October 1||January 1|
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All work toward a degree from Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry must be completed within six years. This limit includes transfer credit.
We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about our degree programs, scholarships, the application process and more. Please feel free to reach out to Carolyn M. Dougherty, MAPC, Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.296.5333. We look forward to hearing from you!