Western Seminary Register for an Online Course

Registering for a Course

Take a course for master’s level credit

Step One: Apply for Admission to Western Seminary

  • If you've not yet been admitted to Western Seminary, you'll need complete an Online Application for admission.
  • If you have been admitted, but you haven't taken a class in a year or longer, you'll need to submit the Returning Student Application
  • After being admitted, please complete the Online Student Orientation in order to be given access to the Student Information System, which enables you to register for courses online.
  • Step Two: Register for Your Online Course(s):

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Registering Online For Spring 2017

*Inquire with the Online Campus office about the progress of anticipated course releases (Open registration begins in November in SIS).

Spring 2017 - Online Campus Session Dates
Session "A" 16 Weeks Jan. 9 - April 28
Session "B" Weeks 1-8 Jan. 9 - March 3
Session "C" Weeks 9-16 March 6 - April 28
*(If you do not find the Online course you are looking for, please refer to the "Directed Study Course"  directions below.) Some Online courses currently under consideration for Directed Study Courses this semester are:

      DBS 516, BLS 503Y, BLS 511,  BLS 513,  BLS 535,  THS 502Y, OTS 510, & PCW 514,

Scheduled Classes:
Biblical Languages Courses

NTS 508, NTS 509
OTS 509

Biblical Studies Courses

BLS 501, BLS 501X (part 1), BLS 501Y (part 2)
BLS 502, BLS 502X (part 1), BLS 502Y (part 2)
   (BLS 512 - San Jose and Sacramento student only)
BLS 503
BLS 527 - Psalms - Ray Lubeck

Church History Courses

CHS 505, CHS 505Y (part 2)

Counseling Courses

     THS 512, THS 513, BLS 512 (San Jose and Sacramento student only)

Educational Ministries Course

EMS 505 - Growing Disciples Intentionally

Intercultural Studies Courses

DIS 501 - Communicating Christ in Culture
DIS 508 - Applied Anthropology

Learning to Interpret Scripture Courses

DBS 506, DBS 506X (part 1), DBS 506Y (part 2)

Mentored Field Ministry Course

MFM 500 - Discovering & Developing your Ministry Potential
MFM 501-504 - Mentored Field Ministry
GLS 531-534 (MAGL Student Only)

Pastoral and Church Ministries Courses

DMS 501, DMS 502, PTS 503, PTS 505, PTS 507, PTS 508
PTS 510 - Preparing and Preaching Expository Sermons

Pastoral Care to Women    

PCW 512Y - Women in Pain II
PCW 513 - Women in Leadership

Spiritual Formation Courses 

SFS 501, SFS 502, SFS 504

Theology Courses

THS 501, THS 501Y (part 2), THS 502, THS 502X (part 1), THS 503, THS 508
    (THS 512, THS 513 - San Jose and Sacramento student only)
THS 551 – Understanding Biblical Theology
THS 561 - Equipping for Spiritual Warfare
THS 565L - Highlights of Twentieth Century Theology (1cr)
THS 566K - Christology: The Person of Christ

Youth Ministry  (Text-Based Courses)

YMS 503E - Managing Youth Ministry

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Directed Study Courses

  • "Directed Study Course Request" We believe it is in your best interest to take our courses in a learning community with other students.  However, if you are unable to take a course in the semester or session shown on our posted schedule, you may fill out the form at this link to request consideration to take the course as a directed study.

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To Drop a Class

If, for whatever reason, you find that you need to drop a course, please drop the course online in SIS. Please note that drops will incur a $25 course drop fee after the open registration window.


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Mark Baker
Mark Baker
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