Western Seminary San Jose 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.

Men and women come to Western Seminary San Jose campus to study theology, divinity, counseling, and coaching at a biblical and gospel-centered seminary. As a graduate school, Western offers them master's degrees and master's level training programs that they can complete while working in ministry and careers. Our focus on accessible training options ensures that we're well suited to train this kind of student, offering flexible on-campus scheduling and a great number of online courses through Western Seminary Online campus. And small class sizes ensure that students enjoy personal attention from caring and experienced professors who care deeply for their spiritual formation and ministry impact.

Western Seminary San Jose Campus is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. This Silicon Valley location is the second most innovative region in America–a bustling urban center known for technological innovation, where companies such as Facebook, Google, eBay, Yahoo, and thousands more call home. Specifically, you'll find this campus in the city of Milipitas.

This campus has served students in Northern California since 1985, when it was founded on the grounds of Calvary Church Los Gatos. It moved to its current site on the campus of Christ Community Church Milpitas in 2016, located just just seven miles from the San Jose International Airport.




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
Graduate Studies Diploma
Addiction Studies Certificate
Graduate Studies Certificate

Personal Enrichment Programs

Certificate in Transformational Coaching
Audit Seminary Courses


San Jose Campus Facilities

The San Jose Campus is modern, compact and well-equipped. It offers classrooms, staff and faculty offices, a student lounge, conference rooms, as well as an on-site library. There's also a coffee shop located at the host church. 

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 San Jose campus may live near campus, but others come from homes and ministry contexts in the Bay Area and beyond—as you can see in the map below.


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Western was a great experience for me. It took me five years to complete my MDiv and the flexibility offered made it possible for me to love my family, work, and still complete the education that has become a vital part of current ministry. The church we started has already started to send students to Western. It's an education worth repeating.

Jim ApplegateLead Elder at Redeemer ChurchModesto, CA