Western Seminary offers a Master of Divinity degree program that is well suited for students who wish to fulfill a rewarding life in ministry. Students are taught in-depth knowledge of the Bible, theology, Greek language, Hebrew language, church history, scripture, church influence, and pastoral counseling. Individuals should be able to utilize this specialized knowledge in pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, teaching, missions, or within various other settings. This program is ideal for students who want to enter ministry immediately after graduation or for those who wish to pursue a doctoral program. Upon completion of this program, graduates may work as senior pastors, military chaplains, assimilation/membership pastors, pastors, church administrators, missionaries, teaching pastors, linguists, religious authors, or in other related positions. Students also have the opportunity to receive specialized training in Hebrew and Greek languages through this program.
Students must attend three on-campus visits: one week of Threshold courses at the start of the program, one week of intensive classes halfway through the program, and one 2.5 day Capstone course at the end of the program.
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
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