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Step One: Apply for Admission to Western Seminary

  • If you've not yet been admitted to Western Seminary, you'll need to 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 contact the admission office.
  • Step Two: Register for Your Online Course(s):

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Registering Online for Summer 2020

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

Summer 2020 - Online Campus Semester Dates
    14 Weeks May 2 - Aug 10
Fall 2020 - Online Campus Semester Dates
    14 Weeks Sept-Dec          

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.

Scheduled Classes:
Biblical Languages (NT & OT)

NNT 522 (3crs) - Greek 2 - Grammar & Syntax - Lectures by Dr. Patrick Schreiner
                              (Online "LIVE" Option)
NT 523 (2crs)
- Greek 3 - Syntax and Reading - Lectures by Dr. Patrick Schreiner
OT 522 (3crs)  - Hebrew 2 - Hebrew Grammar and Reading Narrative Texts
                             Lectures by Dr. Jan Verbruggen
OT 523 (2crs)
- Hebrew 3 - Syntax and Reading - Lectures by Dr. Jan Verbruggen

Biblical Literature  (BL)

BL 501 (4crs) – Interpreting Genesis to Song of Solomon - Lectures by Dr. Tim Mackie
BL 502 (4crs) – Interpreting the Prophets and Gospels - Lectures by Dr. J. Carl Laney
BL 502X (Part 1) (2crs) - Interpreting the Old Testament III: The Prophets -
                             Lectures by Dr. J. Carl Laney
BL 503 (4crs) - Interpreting Acts to Revelation - Lectures by Dr. Josh Mathews
BL 503Y (Part 2) (2crs) - Interpreting the New Testament III: Epistles 2 -
                             Lectures by Dr. Josh Mathews     
BL 541 (2crs) - Life of Christ - Lectures by Dr. J. Carl Laney

Biblical Theology (BT)

BT 501 (2crs) - Hermeneutics - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
BT 502 (2crs) – Understanding Biblical Theology - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
BT 532 (2crs) – Theology of Luke and Acts - Lectures by Darrell L. Bock

Chaplaincy Ministry (CA)

CA 501 (2crs) – The Chaplaincy - Lectures by Jeff Struecker, M.Div. Retired U.S. Army Chaplain

Church History (CH)

CH 501 (4crs) - Wisdom from Church History - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles
CH 502 (2crs) - Insight and Inspiration from Church History - Lectures by Dr. Todd Miles

Counseling Ministry (CN)

CN 518 (1 & 3crs) - Career and Lifestyle Development
                       Lectures by Dr. Norm Thiesen and Guests  (for PDX campus students)  

Christian Spirituality (CS)

CS 501H (2crs) – Learning to Love God and Others - Instruction by Dr. Randal Roberts
                        (Hybrid - PDX Campus)
CS 502 (2crs) – Practicing Prayer and Other Key Disciplines - Lectures by Dr. Rob Wiggins

Intercultural Studies (IS)

N/A

Ministry Formation (MF)

MF 500 (0crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation
MF 500H (0crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation
                            Lectures by Dr. Ron Marrs (Hybrid - PDX Campus)
MF 501 (2crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation
MF 501H (2crs) - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation
                            Lectures by Dr. Ron Marrs (Hybrid - PDX Campus)
MF 531 (0cr) - Ministry Formation I  by Dr. Ron Marrs & Dale Gustafson
MF 532 (0cr) - Ministry Formation II  by Dr. Ron Marrs & Dale Gustafson

Ministry Leadership (ML)

ML 501 (2crs) – Theology and Practice of Gospel-Centered Ministry
                                Lectures by Dr. Steve Korch
ML 502 (2crs) – Transformational Leadership - Lectures by Dr. John Johnson     
ML 504 (2crs) - Taking the Gospel to Diverse Cultures - Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears
ML 505 (2crs) – Applied Pastoral Counseling: Caring for People in a Broken World
                               Lectures by Dr. Norm Thiesen  
ML 506 (2crs) – Ministerial Ethics - Lectures by Dr. Josh Mathews
ML 507 (2crs) - Gospel Responses to Contemporary Challenges, By Dr. Gerry Breshears

Pastoral Theology

        PT 501 (2crs) –Pastoral Care and Leadership - Lectures by Dr. John Johnson 

Theology (TH)

TH 501 (4crs) - Knowing the Living God: Theology I - Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears
TH 502 (4crs)
- Glorifying the Word of Life: Theology II - Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears
TH 503 (4crs)
– Living as the Community of the Spirit: Theology III - Lectures by
                       Dr. Gerry Breshears
TH 504YH (Part 2 - 1cr)
– Integrating Ministry and Theology (Part 2) -  by Dr. Gerry Breshears
                     (Hybrid - PDX Campus)
TH 504H (2crs)
– Integrating Ministry and Theology- by Dr. Gerry Breshears
                     (Hybrid - PDX Campus)
TH 525 (2crs)
- Christology - Lectures by Dr. Bruce A. Ware ("Online LIVE")
TH 527 (2)
- Equipping for Spiritual Warfare - Lectures by Dr. Gerry Breshears (NEW)

Women's Pastoral Leadership (WL)

N/A

Youth Ministry (YM) - Text-Based Courses

YM 503 (1)  Spiritual Formation of Youth - Instruction by Dr. Ron Marrs (Text Based Course) (Session B)

Hybrid Schedule

CS 501H - Loving God and Others, M-W (6/15,  6/16,  6/17)
MF 500H/501H
- Intro Theol Study & Ministry Formation, W-F (6/17, 6/18, 6/19)
TH 504YH (Part 1 - 1cr)
– Integrating Ministry and Theology (Part 1)
TH 504H (2crs)
– Integrating Ministry and Theology, W-F (6/24, 6/25, 6/26)

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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 is 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.
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for Su20 can only be submitted on/after March 1, 2020
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for F20 can only be submitted on/after July 1, 2020
    - Online Campus Directed Study request for Sp20 can only be submitted on/after November 1, 2020

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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.