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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.
Western Seminary Online campus extends our trademark gospel-centered teaching across the nation and around the globe, in disciplines such as theology, divinity, ministry, and counseling. We make premier-quality ministry training available to Christian men and women who want to study where they live—so they can make the most of the learning laboratory where God has placed them. Our online training is also available to campus-based students in order offer them additional scheduling flexibility.
In 1981, Western pioneered seminary distance learning with a commitment to use emerging technology to make robustly biblical seminary training accessible. Today, evolutions in internet technology have allowed us to build our own Integr@te learning system to bring our classrooms to your desktop, dynamically connecting you to a community of instructors and other students who want to bring renewal to our world. Each course offers video lectures featuring our own faculty of ministry practitioners, as well as presentation materials, notes and other resources to aid your learning. Our vetted team of course instructors are the ones who will evaluate and mentor students throughout their class and beyond. And, as our students have enthusiastically noted, every Online campus multimedia course is yours to keep, bringing our internationally-respected faculty into your ministry study whenever you need them.
Degrees and Training Programs Offered
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies)
Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership
Graduate Studies Diploma
Graduate Studies Certificate
Available by blending online and on-campus courses:
Master of Arts in Counseling
Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy
Master of Arts in Global Leadership
Personal Enrichment Programs
Online Campus Student Resources
Online campus students may not have a physical campus, but they have access to the same resources as campus-based students, including:
- Western Seminary Online Support Staff
- Student Services Office
- Advising Services
- Financial Aid Office
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. Other online library resources include:
- American Theological Library Association index
- EBSCOHOST Database
- EBSCO E-Book Collection
- Gale-Cengage Database
- PsychArticles Psychology Database
The administrative offices for Western Seminary Online campus are located on the Western Seminary Portland campus, in Milliken Hall.
Where Our Students live
We specialize in serving part-time and full-time students who wish to engage in seminary training without relocating. Students enrolled at the Online campus may live near one of our physical campuses, but the majority come from homes and ministry contexts across the country and around the world -- as you can see in the map below.