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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 new 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 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


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:

  • Student Services staff
  • Advising Services
  • Financial Aid Office

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.