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

Application Deadlines

Priority Application Deadlines for Terms of Entry SummerFallWinterSpring
Doctor of Ministry March 1  
Master of Divinity March 1 June 1  
MA in Pastoral Studies March 1 June 1 November 1 February 1
MA in Transforming Spirituality March 1 June 1  
MA in Couples & Family Therapy January 15, April 15 January 15, April 15  
MA in Transformational Leadership March 1 June 1 November 1  February 1
International Student Deadlines  January 1  April 1 October 1 January 1

Application Checklist

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STM Application Checklist

STM MACFT Application Checklist

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.