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School of Theology and Ministry

Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity


108 credits, 3-4 years

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree prepares students for leadership roles in congregations, faith-based communities, and ministerial settings. Students develop skills to interpret scripture, foster theological reflection, and draw upon a rich theological heritage to sustain an effective pastoral practice. As reflective practitioners, students integrate classroom studies and interpersonal learning with meaningful internship experiences throughout the greater Seattle area.

The School of Theology and Ministry has signed formal partnership agreements with 14 Christian denominations and works with more than 24 interfaith collaborators. This provides a dynamic context for studying about faith community leadership.

Degree Options 

Chaplaincy Specialization: The MDiv Chaplaincy specialization prepares individuals to serve as a certified chaplain in hospitals, hospice, military, correctional facilities, social service agencies and more.

MDIV + Post-Master's Certificate in one of the following: 

Unique Components 

The School of Theology and Ministry has signed formal partnership agreements with fourteen Christian denominations and over twenty-four interfaith collaboratorsThe School's relationship with these partners assist students in their denominational requirements for ordination and provides a dynamic context for studying about faith community leadership.

Questions? 

Please reach out to Jean Adler Stean, Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Services at steanj@seattleu.edu or 206-296-5333.

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