Certificate Programs

The School of Theology and Ministry offers professional certificates in three areas to help prepare you for the next stage of your career.

Post-Master’s Certificate of Pastoral Leadership

This all-inclusive, one-year program equips proven and promising pastoral leaders with deepened and expanded leadership skills, that will ensure long-term effective ministry, spiritual depth, and personal integrity.

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Post-Master’s Certificate of Transforming Spirituality

The Transforming Spirituality Certificate was created as an advanced program specifically for individuals who have successfully completed graduate degrees in theology or religious studies, have a background in interpersonal process skills, and wish to augment their knowledge and/or skills in the area of spirituality.

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LIFE – Leadership In Faith & Economics

Earn a certificate from the convenience of your home, parish, or office. This certificate program was created to provide pastors and non-profit leaders with the tools to help them navigate their path to success.

All courses are online, asynchronous and the dates for the courses follow the university’s dates for the quarters. Asynchronous means that all course activity is done online. There are no required face-to-face sessions within the course and no requirements for on-campus activity. The internet allows students to take a course at home using a personal computer. Familiarity with using a computer and basic internet skills (browsing, sending email, saving/sending files) is required. Students must have a computer with internet access.

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When you click on the “Apply Now” button below, it will redirect you to the Seattle University Application System, where you will need to register and create an account in order to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.


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 dougher6@seattleu.edu or 206.296.5333. We look forward to hearing from you!