Academic Catalog

Divinity (MDiv)

Program Description

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is the degree that prepares you for ordained ministry and for general pastoral leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings. It is also the recommended first theological degree for admission to advanced doctoral programs oriented to theological research and teaching.

The MDiv degree at Seattle Pacific University supports SPU’s mission and vision to engage the culture and change the world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. The degree is built on the classical theological disciplines of Scripture, church history, theology, and ethics. The learning obtained from these fields of study is applied to the pressing needs of the contemporary church and the postmodern world.

The MDiv degree incorporates knowledge of Christian heritage (Scripture, church history, and theology), understanding of cultural context, growth in spiritual depth and moral integrity, and capacity for ministerial and public leadership. In addition, the MDiv degree provides a breadth of exposure to the various theological fields of study, educating students for a comprehensive range of pastoral responsibilities and skills.

The Seattle Pacific Seminary Faculty are a collegium of scholars and pastors who are comitted to growing together in wonder, love, and praise. 

Learn more about the various programs offered at SPS on the Seattle Pacific Seminary Website