- 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 ChecklistsClick to download: Application Checklist
|Priority Application Deadlines for Terms of Entry||Summer||Fall||Winter||Spring|
|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|
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.