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The Online Master of Divinity:
Online learning in community. No compromise.

When you train online with Western Seminary, you access a rigorous and accredited pastoral education from wherever you serve. Not only that, you enter into a network of students from over 40 Christian denominations who are energized to study the inerrant and infallible words of the Bible. You'll form lasting connections with them and your professors as you visit our Portland campus together at the beginning, middle and end of your program. Those relationships continue on even as you complete your courses from any web-connected device. The 82-credit Online Master of Divinity offers:

  • An emphasis on Gospel-centrality for spiritual formation, theological understanding, and ministry practice
  • Multiple semesters of Ministry Formation, experiencing challenge and success in serving real people under the supervision of an seasoned ministry practitioner
  • Access to Logos Bible Software to streamline your studies of the scriptures
  • Specialized training in Hebrew and Greek languages through one of two tracks:
    • Exegetical: Learn to read the Bible in the original languages to get maximum insight into God’s Word
    • Functional: Learn the grammar and syntax of the original languages and then study using Bible Software to provide vocabulary and parsing

Western Seminary delivers trustworthy and accessible training for gospel-centered transformation. On campus or online.

"I am so incredibly grateful to have been in a place where faculty members cared enough for me to help me process through my theological hang ups, ministry questions, and even my personal issues. It was so exciting for me to have access to these amazing, Godly people who possess a wealth of wisdom and experience."Aaron Truong / Vancouver, WashingtonTherapist at Columbia River Mental Health Services

"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

"My experience at Western Seminary was transformative and one that has deeply impacted my personal life, my family and my ministry. I went to Western at first just looking for a deeper knowledge of what I believed was God's inerrant, infallible word but wasn't sure of all the reasons why and didn't really have a sound context for my Theology. What I found through my experiences there was answers and context to some very challenging questions and importantly, God's calling for my life."Greg Johnson / Charlotte, NCManaging Director, Orbital Socket

"Don't hesitate to attend Western Seminary. The training I received impacted me personally, spiritually, and intellectually. The courses, professors, staff, and other students were a great resource in terms of helping me hone my skills, detecting areas of growth and what to do about it, and helping me to make God my focus – not education."Susan Wright / Rancho Cordova, CAAssociate Pastor, Cordova Neighborhood Church

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