Spiritual Direction Specialization

Below is a list of degree requirements for the Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality degree, Spiritual Direction Specialization track.

  • All credits are quarter credits
  • Years average is based on FT at 3 classes per quarter 

I. Scripture  

Six credits

  • Hebrew Scriptures
  • Christian Scriptures: Narratives or Christian Scriptures: Letters

II. Systematic and Historical Theology

Nine credits

  • Christian Anthropology
  • History of Christian Spirituality

Choose one of the following courses

  • Christology
  • Theology in an Ecumenical Context
  • Sacramental & Liturgical Theology
  • Theology & Practice of Worship
  • God, Creation, & Trinity
  • Images of the Sacred

III. Spirituality, Ethics and Justice  

Eighteen credits:

  • Christian Sexuality
  • Ministry in a Multicultural Context
  • Contemporary Christian Spirituality & Prayer
  • Psychospiritual Development
  • Spiritual Discernment
  • Elective in Justice

IV. Pastoral Skills and Ministerial Formation

Thirty credits

  • Pastoral Care Skills
  • Fostering Communities of Faith
  • Spiritual Retreats: Theory & Practicum
  • Ministerial & Theological Integration I
  • Ministerial & Theological Integration II
  • Ministerial & Theological Integration III
  • The Art of Spiritual Direction
  • Art of Spiritual Direction Practicum I
  • Art of Spiritual Direction Practicum II
  • Spirituality Synthesis

V. Electives (9)


Post-Master's Certificate in Transforming Spirituality 


Please reach out to Jean Adler Stean, Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Services at steanj@seattleu.edu or 206-296-5333.

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