School of Theology and Ministry

School of Theology and Ministry

  • Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry students come from almost every decade of life experience and from a gamut of religious backgrounds and faith perspectives. We believe that the best kind of learning comes from great conversations; that different points of view colliding and intermingling make learning richer and deeper.


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  • News & Events

  • COAMFTE Accreditation for MA in Relationship & Pastoral TherapyWe are pleased to officially announce that the school’s couples and family therapy program, the Master of Arts in Relationship & Pastoral Therapy, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

    Save the Date! State of the Church, 6/20Following the Way of Jesus has challenges unique to each generation and time period in history. Each year, during the “State of the Church” event, people from churches throughout the Pacific Northwest gather to explore the things that impact our mission together as the Church

    From the Dean: More Than Bumper Sticker Thinking“Religion” and “freedom” evoke deep, complex, and often conflicted human instincts and drives. Over the past few weeks, the powerful and complex relationship between the concepts of “religious” and “freedom” in the state of Indiana has consumed a great deal of media attention in the United States.

    Faculty & Student Scholarship: Shinnyo-en Lantern CeremonyThe School of Theology & Ministry is committed to the work of interreligious dialogue and has worked to build a tradition of hospitality to people of all faiths and traditions. Next month, four students from the school will accompany Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Cobb to experience first-hand the Shinnyo-en Lantern Floating Ceremony in Hawaii.

    Celebrating First Muslim Transformational Leadership GraduateA milestone will be marked this June when Imam Abdullah Polovina becomes the first Muslim student to graduate from Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry. Read more about his journey here.

    Transformational Leadership Student on “New Faces of Ministry” TourTransformational Leadership student and soon-to-be 2015 alumna, Jessica Wright, is about to hit the road on a “New Faces of Ministry” tour representing Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry