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Your choice for gospel-centered ministry training: Western Seminary Seattle Teaching Site


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 site in the center of the Seattle/Puget Sound region, now you have a new and convenient location to start your gospel-centered education:

  • Train with Western's ministry-seasoned faculty and adjunct professors 
  • Take advantage of evening and weekend course scheduling for working students
  • Join a community of students dedicated to gospel-centered transformation in our world
  • Access financial aid options to keep your costs low 

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

Training Options 

Step-1-GreenGraduate Studies Certificate

Earn the 16 credit Graduate Studies Certificate Open Track 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.

Master's degree and diploma options include:

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • M.A. (Biblical and Theological Studies)
  • M.A. in Ministry and Leadership
  • M.A. in Global Leadership
  • Graduate Studies Diploma 

Those who do not need graduate credit or a degree may instead audit seminary courses at the Seattle Teaching Site.


"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

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