Western Seminary Seattle Teaching Site

In the fall 2014 semester, Western Seminary will launch its Seattle Teaching Site in Bellevue to serve new and current Western Seminary students who come from any number of churches in the greater Seattle region. The teaching site will also be the preferred seminary training option for elders and staff of Mars Hill Churches, since it serves as one part of the Mars Hill Schools.

Western Seminary is recognized worldwide for offering trustworthy and accessible training for gospel-centered transformation. Since launching in 1927, over 5500 students have trained at Western for vocational and volunteer ministry as pastors, counselors, coaches, missionaries and educators. Our graduates bring renewal and vitality to church communities. And to those who've never known it, our graduates testify to the life that only Jesus can give.


We are accepting applications for admission until July 28, 2014.
All required admission materials must be submitted by this date in order to be considered for Fall 2014 admission. This deadline does not apply to those who are international students, whose first language is not English, who graduated from an unaccredited institution or who have not received a bachelor's degree. Individuals in these categories are encouraged to apply for Spring 2015 admission. In addition, this extended deadline is only for students who wish to study at the Seattle Teaching Site.

The Seattle Teaching Site Delivers...


Training Options 

Step-1-GreenGraduate Studies Certificate

Earn the 16 credit Graduate Studies Certificate Open Track by taking courses only at the Seattle teaching site.

This compact program allows you to build a foundational exploration in one area of concentration that you choose, such as Bible, theology, or ministry. Then utilize open electives to add in specialized content that will help your shape your learning to the context and community in which you minister. 



Step-2-GreenMaster's Degree or Diploma

Take up to 28 credits of core Bible, theology, and ministry skill courses at the Seattle teaching site. Then use those credits to complete a full master's degree or diploma through specialized courses at our Online, Portland, San Jose, or Sacramento campuses.

Your master's degree and diploma options include:


When applying, select "Seattle Teaching Site" as your campus When applying, select any one of the four campuses above


Seattle Teaching Site Student Resources 

Students at the Seattle teaching site have access to many of the same resources as campus-based students, based out of Western Seminary Portland campus. Resources include:

  • Student Services staff
  • Advising Services
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Electronic library resources, such as:
    • American Theological Library Association index
    • EBSCOHOST Database
    • EBSCO E-Book Collection
    • Gale-Cengage Database
    • PsychArticles Psychology Database