Sioux Falls Seminary values the pursuit of educational excellence through a balanced and holistic approach. We seek to advance students in spiritual formation, academic achievement, and the development of personal and professional skills. To assist in this process, students are engaged in an ongoing program of learning assessment. The seminary's written plan for student assessment (called "Seminary Milestones") provides a guide for student growth and progress through the various degree programs. This benefits students in their educational journey, but also benefits the school as we learn better how to successfully prepare students. Moreover, the plan can inform prospective students about what is valued at SFS, what is taught, and how students are supported as they work toward their professional, educational and spiritual goals.
Seminary Milestones and Program Outcomes
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts (Bible and Theology)
Master of Arts in Christian Leadership
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Arts Counseling
Doctor of Ministry
Clinical Pastoral Education Outcomes
Student Assessment Process
Student assessment begins at the time of application and continues until graduation. Courses provide their own evaluation of student learning, but Sioux Falls Seminary also attempts to assess overall readiness for ministry. Students receive feedback as an ongoing part of their preparation. To learn more, download the current academic catalog or speak with your faculty advisor or the Registrar's Office.
- Professional Development Testing
- Progress Review
- Candidacy Review
- Readiness for Ministry
- Exit Interview