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Forming Theologically Sound Leaders for the Future Church

At Seminary of the Southwest, Theological Formation for ministry is one of our core missional components. With degree programs that allow for the pursuit of ordination, or for those following a calling to lay ministries of spiritual direction, personal enrichment, or further advanced studies.

For Episcopal students seeking a Master of Divinity, Seminary of the Southwest collaborates with diocesan authorities and follows canonical requirements in the processes of discernment and formation for ordained ministry. For those who completed a Master of Divinity in a non-Episcopal school or for clergy coming from another tradition, the Diploma in Anglican Studies is designed to prepare students for ordination in the Episcopal Church.

Master of Divinity

Become a faithful leader in the church and the world

Diploma in Anglican Studies

Combine classroom study with living and praying within an Episcopal community

For those seeking formation in vocations of spiritual direction and lay ministry, Southwest offers a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction designed for those who seek to explore, develop, or innovate spiritual direction ministries.

For those seeking lay ministry roles, further advanced study, or personal enrichment, the Master of Arts in Religion offers a foundational theological education with sufficient flexibility to allow students to pursue particular or specific interests.

Master of Arts in Religion

Join a scholarly conversation for the theologically curious

Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction

Explore, develop, or innovate ministries of Spiritual Direction

Theological Degrees

Learn more about a Master of Divinity, a Diploma of Anglican Studies, or other programs that lead to ordination.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Learn about a CACREP accredited Master of Mental Health Counseling Degree.

Ways to Support

Learn about opportunities to support  Southwest through Annual Fund, Scholarships, and more.

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