Western Seminary Seattle Teaching Site

Western Seminary launched its Seattle Teaching Site in Bellevue to serve new and current Western Seminary students who come from any number of churches in the greater Seattle region. 

Western Seminary is recognized worldwide for offering trustworthy and accessible training for gospel-centered transformation. Since launching in 1927, over 5500 students have trained at Western for vocational and volunteer ministry as pastors, counselors, coaches, missionaries and educators. Our graduates bring renewal and vitality to church communities. And to those who've never known it, our graduates testify to the life that only Jesus can give.

With this site in the center of the Seattle/Puget Sound region, students throughout western Washington will have a convenient location to benefit from Western's gospel-centered education. 



Training Options 

Step-1-GreenGraduate Studies Certificate

Earn the 16 credit Graduate Studies Certificate Open Track by taking courses only at the Seattle teaching site.

This compact program allows you to build a foundational exploration in one area of concentration that you choose, such as Bible, theology, or ministry. Then utilize open electives to add in specialized content that will help your shape your learning to the context and community in which you minister. 



Step-2-GreenMaster's Degree or Diploma

Take up to 28 credits of core Bible, theology, and ministry skill courses at the Seattle teaching site. Then use those credits to complete a full master's degree or diploma through specialized courses at our Online, Portland, San Jose, or Sacramento campuses.

Your master's degree and diploma options include:


When applying, select "Seattle Teaching Site" as your campus When applying, select any one of the four campuses above

Those who do not need graduate credit or a degree may instead audit seminary courses at the Seattle Teaching Site.

Seattle Teaching Site Student Resources 

Students at the Seattle teaching site have access to many of the same resources as campus-based students, based out of Western Seminary Portland campus. Resources include:

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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. I am excited to see Western expand its training to the Puget Sound region.

Jeff VandersteltVisionary Leader of the Soma Family of Churches
Tacoma, Washington