Southern California Seminary

Earn your degree in San Diego

Southern California Seminary, located 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, is a private institution of higher education dedicated to teaching from the inerrant Word of God. SoCal Seminary offers faith-based degree programs 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 is to bring glory to God by assisting local churches to equip believers of various cultures and languages to live and minister biblically. This equipping includes building biblical knowledge, Christian character, and ministry skills.

“Southern California Seminary equips you to carry God’s Word into the world. You’ll receive a solid Biblically based education and develop relationships that will serve you for a lifetime of ministry.”

Dr. David Jeremiah

Chancellor, Southern California Seminary

“SCS teaches 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.”

Dr. Gary Coombs

President, Southern California Seminary

One of the leading Bible seminaries in San Diego.

“Southern California Seminary is more than just another Bible seminary, offering generic degrees in Ministry and Theology. 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.”

Location, Location, Location.

Where you’ll be studying…


As a student, you need a healthy mixture of learning and living. Southern California Seminary’s geographical location allows for just that. Receive a high caliber, faith-based education while enjoying one of the country’s best cities. Students can balance their learning experience with all the great lifestyle amenities of San Diego!

  • Art
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Museums
  • Downtown Nightlife
  • Beautiful Hiking Trails
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Fine Dining
  • Beaches & Boardwalks
  • Worldrenowned attractions, like the San Diego Zoo and Seaworld
  • Get away to explore the Deserts and Mountains
  • And more!
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An Award Winning Educational Program


"Best Online Schools in California 2016" | Accredited Schools Online

"Top Online Master's in Counseling 2016" | Go Grad

"Best Online Christian Graduate Schools 2015" | Christian Universities Online

"Best Online Christian Colleges Guide 2015" | Christian Universities Online


Phone Number


SCS Address

SoCal Seminary
2075 E Madison Ave
El Cajon, CA 92019

Degrees that get you where you want to go

You have goals. Southern California Seminary can help you achieve them. Whether you need a bachelor’s degree to get into a career or want a master’s or doctoral degree to move up in your current career, SCS has a program for you, either Online or On-Campus

The College at SCS

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

Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry (AACM) (60 units)
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS) (120 units)
AA/AS to BABS Transfer Program

Graduate Bible & Theology

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.

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) (36 units)
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) (60 units)
Master of Arts in Science and Religion (MASR) (60 units)
Masters of Divinity (MDiv) (96 units)
Masters of Theology (ThM) (121 units)
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) (36 units)

Graduate Behavioral Sciences

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.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) (78 Units)
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) (78 Units)
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) (74 Units)
Korean Language Behavioral Science

Phone Number


SCS Address

SoCal Seminary
2075 E Madison Ave
El Cajon, CA 92019

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Southern California Seminary | 2075 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019 | (888) 389-7244