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The Master of Divinity:
Be Thoroughly Equipped for Gospel-Centered Ministry

Our Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree thoroughly equips you to engage in gospel-centered leadership roles, such as pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, teaching, and missions. As the MDiv is the most recognizable seminary degree in the United States, it presents you with the greatest number of open doors for church and parachurch ministry opportunities and serves as a requirement for ordination for some Christian denominations.

Western Seminary's 82-credit Master of Divinity program helps you:

  • An emphasis on gospel-centrality and biblical theology, and how they shape your approach to ministry
  • Train to do ministry in a post-Christian context
  • Available 100% online, or in person on our Portland campus
  • Develop your own theological position directly from the Bible, rather than adopting an institutional doctrinal position
  • Mentorship by theologians who are also experienced ministry practitioners
  • Opportunities to visit the Holy Land on faculty-led study tours for elective credit

Western Seminary trains aspiring pastors, teacher, and chaplains for gospel-centered transformation. Request info and learn how you can train for your calling at Western Seminary!

"My life and ministry growth have been marked by a desire for a better grip on the gospel message, an emphatic understanding of my ministry context, and a heavenward adjustment for myself in knowledge, character, and skills for ministry. Western Seminary has given me this."Dr. Julius Twongyeirwe / Kabale, UgandaNational Director of Proclamation Task

"The training I received at Western Seminary has significantly influenced both my gospel-centered approach to biblical theology and how that gets worked out in everyday disciple-making and leadership development."Jeff Vanderstelt / Tacoma, WAVisionary Leader of the Soma Family of Churches

"The quality of student I run into at Western gives me great confidence that God continues to work mightily, building His Kingdom and spreading His reign by raising up a new generation of called and equipped leaders."Gary Thomas / Houston, TXAuthor, Writer in Residence at Second Baptist Church of Houston

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