This professional certificate program is designed for interaction within the local, regional, national and global human community's context and for individuals desiring a career in word and service rather than word and sacrament. This certificate fulfills the requirements for Episcopal or United Methodist deacons.
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Specific Additional Denomination Requirements Varies for both United Methodist and Episcopal denominations. Please contact our Admissions Advisor.
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies with Diaconal Ministry Specialization: Students have the opportunity to combine the MA in Pastoral Studies with a specialization in diaconal ministry. Requirements for the role of a deacon vary by denomination. The MA in Pastoral Studies with Diaconal Ministry Specialization fulfills Roman Catholic and Lutheran / ELCA requirements.
Federal regulations published in October of 2010 by the Secretary of
Education require institutions to disclose to prospective students
particular information regarding academic programs that qualify for
Title IV federal student financial aid under the "gainful employment"
provision. Seattle University provides the following program disclosures
on Gainful Employment eligible School of Theology and Ministry