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Western Seminary is an evangelical graduate school, made up of students who are diverse in both ethnicity, location, and ministry aims -- but united in great love for Jesus and his gospel.
Western Seminary Online campus extends our trademark gospel-centered teaching around the globe in disciplines such as theology, divinity, ministry, and counseling. We're helping Christian men and women who want to study where they live make the most of the learning laboratory where God has placed them. Of course, our campus-based students can also tap into online courses for additional scheduling flexibility.
In 1981, Western pioneered seminary distance learning with a commitment to use emerging technology to make robustly biblical seminary training accessible. What started with VHS tapes (remember those?) has given way to our Integr@te learning system. It brings our classrooms to your web-connected device, dynamically linking you to a community of instructors and other students who want to bring renewal to our world. Each course offers video lectures featuring our own faculty of ministry practitioners, as well as presentation materials, notes and other resources to aid your learning. And, as our students have enthusiastically noted, every Online campus multimedia course is yours to keep, bringing our internationally-respected faculty into your ministry study whenever you need them.
Degrees and Training Programs Offered
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies)
Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership
Graduate Studies Diploma
Graduate Studies Certificate
Available by blending online and on-campus courses:
Master of Arts in Counseling
Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy
Master of Arts in Global Leadership
Personal Enrichment Programs
Online Campus Student Resources
As an Online campus students you'll have access to the same resources as campus-based students, including:
- Western Seminary Online Support Staff
- Student Services Office
- Advising Services
- Financial Aid Office
You'll also gain access to a wealth of online library resources, including:
- American Theological Library Association index
- EBSCOHOST Database
- EBSCO E-Book Collection
- Gale-Cengage Database
- PsychArticles Psychology Database
Western students also receive a special 50% discount on Logos Bible software, providing inexpensive access to a massive theological library that's accessible on any device.
The administrative offices for Western Seminary Online campus are located on the Western Seminary Portland campus, in Milliken Hall.
Where Our Students live
We specialize in serving part-time and full-time students who wish to engage in seminary training without relocating. Students enrolled at the Online campus may live near one of our physical campuses, but most come from homes and ministry contexts across the country and around the world—as you can see in the map below.