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Gospel-centered transformation.
Happening here.
With a message this meaningful for a world this complex, we deliver theological education that rises to the occasion.
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Gospel-Centered
Transformation

Be transformed by the gospel, and learn to make it central to your church and community. Pastoring, counseling, coaching, teaching: yes to all of the above.

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Rigorous Education,
Designed for Action

Get an education tailor-made to fit the challenges of ministry in a variety of contexts. Experienced doers who've built a foundation on God's inerrant word guide and mentor you to do the same.

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Life and Learning
in the West

Training at our West Coast campuses means learning to reach the country’s most innovative, diverse, and unchurched frontier with the gospel. Also, the mountains (and ocean!) are calling. You must go.

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Anywhere
Access

Learn without leaving your ministry context thanks to innovations in on campus and online course design. On top of that, Logos Digital Library and Bible Study tools are built into your education.

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Readiness to Serve
in the Real World

If learning "sticks" when it happens in context, then our students are the "stickiest". Most are already serving before reaching graduation day, and 92% continue working in ministry after their first 10 years!

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"The training I received at Western Seminary has been a strong influence on my approach to gospel-centered biblical theology, and how this gets worked out in the everyday life training of leaders and making disciples.”
Jeff Vanderstelt Visionary Leader, Soma Family of Churches Class of ’15, MA (Biblical and Theological Studies)

90 Years of Western

90 Years of Western

A 90-Year Legacy of Training

That’s how long we’ve been preparing men and women to bring leadership and renewal to the Christian church. We remain committed to anchoring ourselves to the unchanging truth of Scripture and to following Jesus' lead, while asking how we may best serve the real world. We’re investing in students who bring that same mindset to the classroom (and to their work) no matter where in the world they may live. They train in programs like these:

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Master of Divinity (MDiv)
MA in Counseling: Marriage, Family and Counseling Specialization
MA in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
MA (Biblical and Theological Studies)
MA in Ministry and Leadership
MA in Global Leadership
Graduate Studies Diploma
Addiction Studies Certificate
Graduate Studies Certificate
Doctor of Education in Intercultural Education (EdD)
Doctor of Intercultural Studies
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Master of Theology (ThM)
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Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Graduate in as few as 32 months
Classical pastoral wisdom for modern-day ministry
Available online
Offered on campus in Portland, San Jose, and Sacramento
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Application Deadlines

Spring
Early: October 1
Final: November 1
Summer
Early: February 1
Final: March 1
Fall
Early: June 1
Final: July 1
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