Advanced Degrees

Western Seminary offers advanced degree options for ministry leaders, educators, and pastors seeking a professional degree to further equip them for whatever ministry God has called them to. These post-graduate degrees are offered through our Portland campus and build upon a master's degree. 

Degree Options

pastor preaching

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Build upon your ministry experience with further training in core pastoral disciplines.

30 credits


Hebrew Bible

Master of Theology (ThM)

Western's highest academic degree, offering advanced training in biblical and theological studies.

25 credits

Portland (partly online)

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Doctor of Education in Intercultural Education (EdD)

Designed for educators in leadership positions at intercutural settings around the world.

42 credits

Portland (mostly online)

intercultural village setting

Doctor of Intercultural Studies

An advanced degree for Christian leaders and missions workers serving in pluralistic and multi-ethnic contexts.

36 credits

Portland (mostly online)