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SCS, located 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, is a private institution of higher education dedicated to teaching from the inerrant Word of God, Online & On-Campus. Here you will learn about God from His book – the Bible. SCS is a fully accredited school supported by the ministry of Shadow Mountain Community Church, under the leadership of Dr. David Jeremiah. SCS offers the highest quality of biblical education with a tuition that is refreshingly affordable.

Our Mission

Southern California Seminary’s mission is to bring glory to God by assisting local churches to equip believers of various cultures and languages to live and minister biblically based on the inerrant Word of God. This equipping includes building biblical knowledge, Christian character, and ministry skills—all at modest tuition.



From learning more about our history, to discovering our great student services and writing center, please use the links below to explore more of what Southern California Seminary is all about!

Our Distinctives

Southern California Seminary is more than just another Bible seminary — more than just another Christian College or Christian University. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of biblical study and truth. Our distinctives cumulatively make our institution unique among biblical seminaries in a day and age where the Word of God is not taken at face value, and core doctrines are being diluted.



Preparing college graduates who are academically & spiritually prepared to engage our world through a mature understanding of the Bible as God’s inerrant Word.

– AA in Christian Ministry (AACM)
– BA in Biblical Studies (BABS)
– AA/AS to BABS Transfer Program

Offering multiple degree programs designed to satisfy a wide range of academic and ministry goals. Students in advanced graduate degree programs, such as the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (ThM), may elect to earn a Master of Arts degree on the way to completing their advanced degree. Preparing Christian Leaders for service both inside and outside the Church.

– MA in Christian Ministry (MACM)
– MA in Intercultural Studies (MAIS)
– MA in Science & Religion (MASR)
– MA in Christian Counseling (MACC)
– MA in Philosophy & Apologetics (MAPA)
– MA in Biblical Studies (MABS)
– Master of Divinity (MDiv)
– Master of Theology (ThM)
– Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

The Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences prepares believers to impact the world through effectively ministering to individuals and families with emotional, psychological, or relationship struggles. Our graduates excel in clinical and cultural competency and appreciate the strong biblical foundation of our faculty and programs.

– MA in Counseling Psychology (MACP)
– MA in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)
– Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
– Korean Language Behavioral Science


Did you find the degree that matches what you want to do with your ministry? That matches your heart for God? Let’s get started!


Have questions? We are here to help!


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“At Southern California Seminary we believe that the Bible is foundational to a well-rounded education. Therefore, we don’t just use Scripture to support our beliefs, we use it to form our beliefs.”

“At Southern California Seminary, we teach the Bible first and foremost.  It is our main textbook.  It is the grid through which all life is evaluated.  We believe that our seminary exists to equip and train godly men and women to know the Word, apply the Word and to use God’s inerrant Word both in ministry and vocational settings.

The great commission given to us by our Lord demands that we make disciples of all nations.  It is our desire to reach out to as many peoples of the world as we possibly can. SCS Alumni are serving in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Peru, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, the Philippines, China, Japan, India, England, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Cape Verde, Bahrain, and certain other Middle-Eastern countries, and twenty-nine of the United States, including chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Where will you serve?

If anything here resonates with your desires, perhaps Southern California Seminary is the place for you.

Dr. Gary Coombs
President of Southern
California Seminary


Featuring scholarly work, journal articles, and papers from in and around the Seminary.

Featuring student happenings at the Seminary and chronicling the life of our students on the mission field, in their pastoral work, and all of the happenings in and around the Campus.


FIT is your connection to human interest & lifestyle features.

Your home for Spiritual Formation and Devotional Writing. Feed your spirit Here!

After Seminary, many find it difficult to maintain their Greek language skills. This blog will help you maintain your Greek language skills.


SCS’s Writing Center is located in the Seminary Library and staffed by library student workers under the supervision of the Library Director. The Writing Center provides campus and online students with assistance with writing, proof-reading, editing, and formatting (Turabian and APA) student papers.



Southern California Seminary
2075 E. Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA92019

Mon. – Fri. 8am-5pm
Toll free: 1-888-389-7244
Local: (619) 201-8999
Admissions: (844) 762-2573


Southern California Seminary
520 La Fayette Park Pl., Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Mon., Tues., Thur. 1pm – 9pm
Wed. 1pm – 6pm
Fri. by appointment
(619) 201-8992


Southern California Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Dr. Gino Pasquariello, Provost/CAO has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies at Southern California Seminary. Inquiries may also be directed to the San Francisco Office for Civil Rights.

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