Western Seminary offers several degree programs in a cohort model, allowing a small group of students to journey through their program together from start to finish.  Western reviews prospective students for admission based on criteria for each program. 

What Sets Our Cohorts Apart?

  • The convenience of condensed, once-a-month classes
  • The opportunity to develop close relationships with other ministry leaders
  • Bible and theology classes applied immediately to your ministry context

Accepting Applications for 2024!

We have openings in most of our cohorts this fall. Review the different options below to see what best fits your needs.

Golden Gate Bridge

Bay Area Cohorts

Cohorts specifically designed for Bay Area church leaders in need of theological training.

52 credits (3 years)

San Jose

cohort students

Leadership Cohorts

A peer-to-peer learning environment for experienced ministry leaders in need of further graduate education. 

36 credits (3 years)

Portland / Online / Costa Mesa / Boise / Tulsa

students in classroom

Portland MAML Cohort

A cohort to equip and train local church leaders within their current ministry contexts.

52 credits (3 years)


Not sure which cohort is right for you? Request info and an admissions counselor will help walk you through your options.

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