The School of Theology and Ministry is a part of Seattle University, a Jesuit Catholic University built on spirituality and social justice, with a dedication to interreligious relationships for the common good. The School of Theology and Ministry offers six graduate degrees, three professional certificates, and professional development courses.

When you attend the School of Theology and Ministry you choose to earn more than just a degree, it becomes fulfillment within your community, the confidence to break through barriers and the ability to step out and make a change.


At Seattle University, students are encouraged to grow personally and spiritually, testing their values, developing a sense of responsibility for themselves and their community, and learning about making ethical choices in their lives.

School of Theology and Ministry Committee

In September 2021 the STM Committee was convened by SU Provost Shane Martin composed of thirteen students, faculty, alumni and friends of the School of Theology and Ministry. The group is co-chaired by an SU faculty member (Jodi O’Brien) and staff leader (Joe Orlando), who are special assistants to the provost and who also have had many opportunities to share in the life of the School of Theology & Ministry over the years. The committee will meet monthly through May 2022 and will provide recommendations for the provost on how to carry forward the ecumenical inspiration and interfaith engagement of STM, and also suggestion on how to celebrate and honor the legacy of the school in a spring, 2023 celebration

Learn more about the STM Committee charge and membership



The Master of Arts in Couples & Family Therapy (MACFT) has moved to the College of Arts and Sciences.

The School of Theology and Ministry is not accepting enrollment for Fall 2020 through Spring 2021 academic year, at this time, for the following programs:

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Divinity
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
  • Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership 

Graduate Degrees

The School of Theology and Ministry’s curriculum aims to address the current needs and questions of today’s world by equipping leaders with interdisciplinary knowledge, field-based professional skills, and spiritual frames of meaning. Our students come from almost every decade of life experience and an array of religious backgrounds and faith perspectives.

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Certificate Programs

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

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Professional Development

The School of Theology and Ministry’s professional development programs expand the learning opportunities available to those following their passions, furthering their education, or gaining a competitive edge. We dare to explore new ground and change minds and to shape those who will shape our world. So branch out, explore, and expand your lifelong learning.

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The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement

The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement at Seattle University responds to the challenges of the world to which religious and spiritual traditions must be engaged today. The Center creates resources for use in community and classroom through sound scholarship, technological engagement, and with our ecumenical and interreligious allies from around the world.

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