Western Seminary Portland Campus


Active Students


Core and Adjunct Faculty


Part-time Students


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Western Seminary is an evangelical graduate school, made up of students who are diverse in both ethnicity and ministry aims -- but united in great love for Jesus and his gospel.

Men and women come to Western Seminary Portland campus to study theology, divinity, counseling, intercultural studies, and coaching at a biblical and gospel-centered seminary. In fact, the Portland Campus has the highest student enrollment of any seminary in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to Western’s hallmark efforts to train working students who live in the Oregon, Washington, and far beyond. This is made possible by accessible on-campus scheduling and a breadth of online courses through Western Seminary Online campus. This campus also has the greatest number of core faculty members with offices on campus, providing easy access to instructors for personalized, out of class interaction.

Western Seminary Portland campus is located in Portland, Oregon -- the largest urban area in the state and one of the most influential in the Northwestern United States. 

In fact, Western Seminary was founded in 1927 on the campus of a local Portland church and by 1944 relocated to its current site on the slope of Mt. Tabor, in the lively and artistic Hawthorne District. It is located just four miles east of Downtown Portland, off of Interstate 5.



Seminary Degrees and Training Programs Offered

Master's Degrees and Programs

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Master of Arts in Counseling
Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies)
Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership
Master of Arts in Global Leadership
Graduate Studies Diploma
Graduate Studies Certificate

Post-graduate Degrees

Doctor of Intercultural Studies
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
Master of Theology (Th.M.)

Personal Enrichment Programs

Certificate in Transformational Coaching
Audit Seminary Courses


Portland Campus Facilities

The Portland campus is historic, intimate, and lush, which is a reflection of Oregon itself. It hosts classrooms, staff and faculty offices, a chapel, as well as the following facilities and services:

In 2014 Western Seminary formed the Corban University/Western Seminary Library System with a highly regarded regional university headquartered in Salem, Oregon. The joint online library collection dramatically exceeds the previous holdings of either institution. Dr. Robert Krupp, has become the Director of Libraries at both institutions. In addition to the print resources of the seminary and its consortia partners, faculty and students have access to a growing collection of 150,000 e-books and the full text of 15,000 journals.

Where Our Students live

This and all other Western Seminary campuses are non-residential, as we serve part-time and full-time students who wish to engage in seminary training without relocating. Students at the Portland campus may live nearby, but others come from homes and ministry contexts around the world -- as you can see in the map below.


Western Seminary prepared me for a lifetime of Gospel-centered service. This is a great place to develop your core convictions that will keep you grounded in the years to come. It is a place God used to increase my dependence on His testimony, my faith in His Word, and my love for Jesus.

Matt Cain Worship Pastor at Mid-Valley community ChurchWoodburn, OR