Western Theological Seminary

At Western, we are dedicated to the spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth of each student.

Are You Ready to Attend?

Ready to expand your effective communication and ministry leadership skills?

Is Seminary for me?

Do you sense God calling you to Christian leadership? Choosing seminary is a life-defining decision. Please contact our admissions office to discuss your calling or to schedule a campus visit. 800.392.8555, x189 or admissions@westernsem.edu

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Dates and Deadlines

Applications for M.Div. and M.A. programs beginning Fall 2016 are due: April 1, 2016 for scholarship consideration. Our complete list of dates and deadlines.

May 1, 2016 final submission for Fall 2016 (no scholarship consideration).


Western offers multiple degree programs to fit your area of study and individual life circumstances. Western Theological Seminary is fully accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.

Find your degree

Our programs include:

Distance Learning:

Learn From Anywhere

Feel called to seminary, but can’t move across the country? There’s a place for you at Western! Our nationally recognized, fully accredited distance-learning Master of Divinity degree allows you to earn your degree from wherever you are.

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What does seminary cost?


Tuition rates vary for different programs and degrees.

Payment in full is expected by the due date of each semester. Payment Plans are available.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

At Western, we understand that finances can be a major concern for prospective students. That’s why we offer a variety of scholarships and loan options.

Other Costs

Housing, books, and other educational opportunities like intercultural immersion trips factor into seminary education. For the average student, these expenses range from between $10,000 to $20,000 per academic year.

Learn more about other costs.

What's it like to be at Western?

We believe that a welcoming and nurturing community is what makes Western distinctive. We offer multiple opportunities for students and faculty to connect on a daily basis, including worship, fellowship time, and all-seminary lunches. Learn more about other aspects of community life at Western.

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Join us for a visit

Come immerse yourself in our community. You'll meet other students and faculty, experience chapel, and attend a class. We'll even buy you lunch!

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