SCA - University of Theology and Spirituality

The SCA University of Theology and Spirituality specializes in degrees that emphasize professional growth and spiritual enrichment. 

The SCA University of Theology and Spirituality offers degrees in:

  • Chaplaincy

  • Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy

  • Spiritual Care

  • Spiritual Direction

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Summer 2021 Term

Work towards your master or doctoral degree online at the Spiritual Care Association University of Theology and Spirituality.   Our unique, evidence-based courses prepare you for a professional degree in Spiritual Care, Chaplaincy, Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy, or Multifaith Spiritual Direction. Summer term courses are 8-weeks in length and taught by subject matter professors. 

 

All courses are 8-weeks in length and taught by credentialed professors.  

 

Summer 2021 Courses Include:

 

Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care

  • Supporting the Interdisciplinary Team 

  • Spiritual Assessment and Documentation

  • Delivery and Continuity of Care

  • Counseling Skills for Chaplains

  • Perinatal Loss

  • Pediatric Chaplaincy Care

 

Spiritual Direction

  • Spiritual Direction:  Multifaith Spiritual Perspectives: Deepening the Practice, Learning from the Mystics

 

Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy

  • Satir Family Systems:  Fundamentals in Human Interaction Process and Theory

To apply as a new student, click here.

 

For more information about these courses, please click here.

Take Online Courses

SCA University of Theology and Spirituality (UTS) offers instructor-lead degree courses, and self-paced courses

Instructor-Lead Courses:  Most of our courses are Instructor-Lead, and you can find a long list of these courses in the New 2020-2021 Student Handbook.  

Self-Paced Courses:  We have a large selection of Self-Paced courses that can be found listed on our website. 

Our Schools

School of Spiritual Care

Our Spiritual Care degree focus allows professional care providers to expand their education to include working with a person’s spiritual needs as well as their biological, psychological, and sociological needs. 

School of Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy

The Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy programs focus on the academic study of clinical pastoral psychotherapy and its clinical application in a variety of settings, combining academics and pastoral awareness.

School of Spiritual Direction
School of Spiritual Direction

Our Spiritual Direction Degree degree programs prepare students to support people on their spiritual journeys through life.

School of Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy Degree programs provide students with the skill set and knowledge to serve as a chaplain to individuals seeking religious guidance and faith instruction.

 

Degree-Granting Institution

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Washington Student Achievement Council Religious Exemption
The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), in accordance with  Chapter RCW 28B.85.040 (3) (c) and WAC 250-61-060(8) of the Washington Degree-Granting Institutions Act, granted the SCA University of Theology and Spirituality religious exemption. The Washington Student Achievement Council has determined that SCA University of Theology and Spirituality qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree-Granting Institutions Act for the following programs: Master of Theology in Spiritual Direction, MTH-SD; Doctor of Theology in Spiritual Direction, DTH-SD; Master of Theology in Chaplaincy, MTH-CH; Doctor of Theology in Chaplaincy, DTH-CH; Doctor of Theology in Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy, DTH-CP; Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry, MDIV-DV; Master of Divinity Degree in Chaplaincy, MDIV-CH; Doctor of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry, DD-DV; Doctor of Theology in Adult Education, DTH-ED; Master of Theology in Spiritual Care, MTH-SC; Doctor of Theology in Spiritual Care, DTH-SC; Master of Theology in Thanatology, MTH-TY; Doctor of Theology in Thanatology, DTH-TY; Master of Theology in Multifaith Chaplaincy, MTH-MC; Doctor of Theology in Multifaith Chaplaincy, DTH-MC; Master of Theology in Islamic Studies, MTH-IS; Doctor of Theology in Islamic Studies, DTH-IS; Master of Theology in Jewish Studies, MTH-JW; Doctor of Theology in Jewish Studies, DTH-JW. The Council makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty, business practices, financial condition, or quality of the offerings by this institution. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the University may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at degreeauthorization@wsac.wa.gov.