Degree Programs

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Prepares you for Unitarian Universalist ministry, other denominational ministry, and progressive religious leadership in society.
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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.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)

A two-year program offered by the Graduate Theological Union in collaboration with Starr King School that advances people’s engagement in the scholarly study of religion and prepares them for Ph.D. studies and teaching.
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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 (M.Div.), for leadership of progressive social change (M.A.S.C.) or for religious scholarship (M.A.). 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.A. – 12 units


  • M.Div. – 6 units
  • M.A.S.C. – 6 units
  • M.A. – not available on a part-time basis

View the Starr King catalog in PDF format. (Note: Seminary for the Laity certificate program is no longer offered.)