SPIRITUAL CARE ASSOCIATION

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:

Welcome to the Spiritual Care Association's University of Theology and Spirituality

Winter 2021

10.18.2021 to 12.12.2021
Begin your Master or Doctoral Program today, or continue in the course direction you already started. Our next set of course are:

Master Programs

Master of Theology in Chaplaincy
  • CH338 Major Religious Traditions
  • MT321 Masters Project and Thesis Writing
Master of Theology in Spiritual Direction
  • SD321 Multifaith Spiritual Direction Foundations
  • MT321 Masters Project and Thesis Writing
Master of Theology in Thanatology
  • TH321 Introduction to Thanatology
  • MT321 Masters Project and Thesis Writing

Doctoral Programs

Doctor in Chaplaincy
  • DD422 Doctoral Project and Dissertation Writing
Doctor in Spiritual Care
  • DD422 Doctoral Project and Dissertation Writing
Doctor in Spiritual Direction
  • SD426 Monitoring the Self in Spiritual Direction and Companionship Work- Ethics, Boundaries, and Self Care
  • SD427 Spiritual Assessment Tools for Multifaith Spiritual Direction Practice: Working with Specific Populations and Needs
  • DD422 Doctoral Project and Dissertation Writing
Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy
  • CP421 Human Development
  • DD422 Doctoral Project and Dissertation Writing

Executive Certificates / Specialty Certificates

10.18.2021 to 12.12.2021

Winter 2021

You have your degree, now what?
Are you interested in taking your education to the next level? How about enhancing your skill set? We are offering the following Specialty Certificates for the Advanced Practice chaplain, the Board Certified Chaplains, and the Career Chaplains. By taking 4 post graduate courses from us, you can then receive your Skills Certificate to enhance your work and upgrade your credentials. If this is something that appeals to you, then please get in contact with one of our intake coordinators today!
Spiritual Coaching
  • CO321 Introduction to Spiritual Coaching
Pediatric Palliative Care
  • PP321 Pediatric Palliative Care
Satir Family Systems
  • CP430 Satir Family Systems: Applying the Satir Theory and Process
  • CP440 Deepening Understanding of Satir’s Concepts and Process

Graduate Academy of CPE Supervision

10.04.2021 to 01.21.2022
Clinical Pastoral Education, CPE is a 16-week program that runs separately from the 8-week SCA UTS Courses we usually offer. They meet 4 hours each week.  We offer these 3 times a year.

Our next 4 CPE Unit offerings are:

Option ONE: Mondays10.04.2021 to 01.21.2022From 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Option TWO:Mondays10.04.2021 to 01.21.2022From 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Option THREE:Tuesdays10.05.2021 to 01.21.2022From 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Option FOUR:Tuesdays10.05.2021 to 01.21.2022From 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm
All times are in the Pacific Standard Time zone:

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. 

Take Online Courses

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 Spiritual Direction

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

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 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

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.

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