Western Seminary Portland Campus


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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.

Over the past nine decades our Portland Campus has come to serve the largest student body of any seminary in the Pacific Northwest. Men and women come to Western Seminary Portland campus to study theology, divinity, counseling, intercultural studies, and coaching at a biblical and gospel-centered seminary. And they do it thanks to our specialty of delivering accessible on-campus scheduling and online courses through Western Seminary Online campus. They tell us they love the direct access to faculty members allowing them to engage these practitioners and mentors outside of the classroom.

Western Seminary Portland campus is located in Portland, Oregon–the largest urban area in the state and one of the most influential in the Northwestern United States.

Western Seminary was founded in 1927 on the campus of a local Portland church and by 1944 relocated to its current site on the slope of Mt. Tabor, in the lively and artistic Hawthorne District. It is located just four miles east of Downtown Portland, off of Interstate 5.



Seminary Degrees and Training Programs Offered

Master's Degrees and Programs

Master of Divinity (MDiv)
MA in Counseling
MA (Biblical and Theological Studies)
MA in Ministry and Leadership
MA in Global Leadership
Graduate Studies Diploma
Graduate Studies Certificate

Post-graduate Degrees

Doctor of Education in Intercultural Education (EdD)
Doctor of Intercultural Studies
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Master of Theology (ThM)

Personal Enrichment Programs

Certificate in Transformational Coaching
Audit Seminary Courses


Portland Campus Facilities

The Portland campus is historic, intimate, and lush: a reflection of Oregon itself. It hosts classrooms, the Cline-Tunnell Library, A New Day Counseling Center, staff and faculty offices, as well as a chapel.

Where Our Students live

This and all other Western Seminary campuses are non-residential, as we serve part-time and full-time students who wish to engage in seminary training without relocating. Students at the Portland campus may live nearby, but others come from homes and ministry contexts around the world–as you can see in the map below.


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Western Seminary prepared me for a lifetime of Gospel-centered service. This is a great place to develop your core convictions that will keep you grounded in the years to come. It is a place God used to increase my dependence on His testimony, my faith in His Word, and my love for Jesus.

Matt Cain Worship Pastor at Mid-Valley community ChurchWoodburn, OR