Christian Graduate Schools in Washington State

Jun 19, 2018

Students interested in attending a Christian graduate school in the state of Washington have several universities to choose from. These schools vary in denomination, size, spiritual growth opportunities and other factors, which are discussed here.

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Washington State is home to a variety of Christian graduate schools that are affiliated with different denominations, such as Presbyterian and Free Methodist. These schools differ in size, tuition rate and other factors that students may wish to consider when choosing a school. Learn more about a handful of the Christian graduate schools in the state.

School Comparison

Christian graduate schools in Washington are 4-year universities and are found in several different cities throughout the state. Compare a few of the schools below.

School Name Institution Type Denomination Location Graduate Tuition (2017-2018)*
Whitworth University 4-year, private not-for-profit Presbyterian Spokane, WA $12,132
Faith International University 4-year, private not-for-profit Protestant Tacoma, WA $6,072
Seattle Pacific University 4-year, private not-for-profit Free Methodist Seattle, WA $28,620
Pacific Lutheran University 4-year, private not-for-profit Evangelical Lutheran Church Tacoma, WA $26,836
Northwest University 4-year, private not-for-profit Assemblies of God Church Kirkland, WA $18,627

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Description of the Christian Graduate Schools in Washington State

Christian schools in Washington State offer students graduate programs in a wide range of subjects. These schools also provide unique spiritual growth opportunities and other resources for students. Find out more about some of these schools and what they have to offer.

Whitworth University

Whitworth University offers master's degree programs and post-master's certificate programs. Students can pursue study in counseling and therapy, administration and leadership, education, theology, athletic training and business. The NCES reported that the school had close to 340 graduate students in fall 2016. To foster students' spiritual lives, the school holds weekly Chapel Community Worship services, as well as Tuesday night Hosanna worship services. Students can also participate in Life Groups, AWAKE ministries and other service opportunities.

Faith International University

According to the NCES, Faith International University enrolled about 290 graduate students in 2016. The school provides master's degree programs in divinity, Christian education, Christian counseling, theological studies and leadership ministry, as well as a graduate certificate in leadership. The school also has a unique Korean Division and Chinese Division with programs completely in each respective language. Faith International University prides itself on being multicultural and multigenerational and helping students develop life-long relationships. The school does uphold a Biblical code of conduct that requires students to adhere to various Biblical attitudes and actions.

Seattle Pacific University

In 2016, Seattle Pacific University had about 970 graduate students, per the NCES. The school's Office of University Ministries includes Campus Ministries, that offer campus pastors and discipleship opportunities, and the John Perkins Center, which is focused on service and leadership development. Through Campus Ministries, students can participate in men's and women's ministries, Group, chapel services and other spiritual growth opportunities. The university provides students with a wide range of certificate, master's and doctoral degree programs in areas like cybersecurity, marriage and family therapy, creative writing, nursing, school counseling, education, Christian studies and clinical psychology.

Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University's campus ministry provides a variety of weekly chapel services at the University Chapel for students wishing to grow their faith, as well as an interfaith chapel service and interfaith working groups for students, faculty and staff from all background to grow in community. Campus ministry also has a portable labyrinth available that can be used for prayer and meditation by student organizations or departments on campus. The school had about 290 graduate students in 2016, per the NCES. The school offers certificate, master's and doctoral degree programs in subjects including nursing, education, finance, marketing, and marriage and family therapy.

Northwest University

Northwest University offers a variety of career-friendly master's and doctoral degree programs, some of which are completely online to allow for flexibility. Students can choose from programs in areas such as counseling psychology, Bible and theology, education, organizational leadership, business administration and international community development. Similar to Pacific Lutheran University and Faith International University, the school had close to 290 graduate students in 2016, according to the NCES. Spiritual growth opportunities for students on campus include service projects, life groups, local and global missions and worship services.

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