Degree Programs

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Prepares you for Unitarian Universalist ministry, other denominational ministry, and progressive religious leadership in society.

Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC)

Prepares you for leadership in society through institutions and vocations that serve the common good by working for justice, equity and compassion.

Vocational Discernment

Faculty engages intensively with your vocational discernment. Finding the particular form of religious leadership that suits your gifts, strengths, passions, and personality takes time and is part of the learning process. Our degree programs prepare you for ministry or chaplaincy (M.Div.) or for leadership of progressive social change (MASC). It’s possible for students to begin SKSM in one program and transfer to another as their vocation clarifies and for students to pursue dual degrees in both programs.

Required units per semester:


  • M.Div. – 9 units
  • M.A.S.C. –  9 units


  • M.Div. – 6 units
  • M.A.S.C. – 6 units

Please note that financial aid is only available to those that are attending at least part-time (6 credits or more).


Not Ready To Start A Full Masters Degree?

If you are not fully ready to commit to a master’s degree, many of our students start with a shorter certificate program. Explore our certificate programs.