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School of Theology and Ministry

Requirements

General Requirements*  

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in a liberal arts area
  • A 2.75 GPA (Exceptions: a 3.00 GPA is required for international students, and all students applying for the Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy, & Post-Master's Certificate in Pastoral Leadership)
  • If GPA falls below the required minimum, then the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) is required
  • Two years of experience in some form of education, ministry, or service as a professional or volunteer

Please note: admission is selective, and candidates are evaluated on their individual merits

*Exception for Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy (MACFT), please see here.

Application Checklists

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Application Deadlines

Priority Application Deadlines for Terms of Entry SummerFallWinterSpring
Doctor of Ministry March 1  
Master of Arts in Divinity April 1 June 1  
Master of Arts in Couples & Family Therapy March 1     
Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership March 1  June 1 November 1 February 1
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies March 1  June 1   November 1 February 1
Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality  April 1 June 1   
International Student Deadlines  January 1  April 1 October 1 January 1

 

Time Limit

All work toward a degree from Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry must be completed within six years. This limit includes transfer credit.