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 training programs at the master's level. Most students will complete their theological studies in while working 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 San Jose area, within the city of Santa Clara.
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 in a modern Santa Clara business park in 2010, located just four miles west of Highway 101 and less than a mile from the San Jose International Airport.
Seminary Degrees and Training Programs Offered
Master's Degrees and Programs
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy (MFT)
Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies)
Master of Arts in in Ministry and Leadership
Graduate Studies Diploma
Addiction Studies Certificate
Graduate Studies Certificate
Personal Enrichment Programs
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 a library.
In 2014 Western Seminary formed the Corban University/Western Seminary Library System with a highly regarded regional university headquartered in Salem, Oregon. The joint online library collection dramatically exceeds the previous holdings of either institution. Dr. Robert Krupp, has become the Director of Libraries at both institutions. In addition to the print resources of the seminary and its consortia partners, faculty and students have access to a growing collection of 150,000 e-books and the full text of 15,000 journals.
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.