Application Deadline Nears for Oregon Seminary's Spring Master’s Degree Programs

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Those interested in George Fox Evangelical Seminary’s MDiv or MA degrees in ministry leadership, spiritual formation and theological studies are encouraged to apply

The application deadline for master’s degree spring programs at George Fox Evangelical Seminary is set for Monday, Nov. 1.

Students interested in enrolling in the seminary’s Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership, Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation or Master of Arts in Theological Studies are encouraged to apply. Classes for the spring semester begin on Monday, Jan. 10.

Each of the degrees are part of the seminary’s Local Learning Community programs, all of which take place on the university’s Portland Center near Tigard, Ore. Classes are offered on Mondays and Thursdays in a 14-week block rotation, providing students the opportunity to take 10 credit hours in one day.

Many students complete the majority of their courses in a classroom format with face-to-face time once a week, allowing commuters from throughout the region to attend classes just one day a week. Students also have the opportunity to take online or hybrid courses.

To apply or learn more, contact Sheila Bartlett, admissions counselor, at 503-554-6122. The seminary is located at 12753 S.W. 68th Ave. in Portland.

Graduates of George Fox Evangelical Seminary are trained for ministry inside and outside church walls. They work as pastors, church staff, hospice workers, and as military and hospital chaplains. Others successfully plant churches, including multi-ethnic congregations, and oversee denominational and parachurch ministries in the United States, Canada, England and South Africa.

A seminary education also prepares graduates for postgraduate academic degrees and teaching jobs in seminaries or colleges.

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a professional 84-credit-hour program that prepares students to serve as senior and lead pastors. Graduates serve in a variety of churches, parachurch organizations, and innovative ministry settings including church planting, chaplaincy and missional ministries.

The Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership program is designed for individuals in ministry without formal theological education. It is a full-time, three-year, 56-credit-hour program designed for emerging church leaders and church planters and pastors from small to midsize churches who can’t relocate for seminary training.

The Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation degree is designed for Christians who desire a deeper personal walk with Christ; a grounding in the Bible, theology and church history; and the development of ministry skills for helping others to become more Christ-like in their everyday living. It is a 42-credit-hour professional degree.

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies program is designed for men and women who desire graduate study in the field of theological studies with an emphasis in biblical studies, Christian history and theology, or the integration of the two. The 64-credit-hour program is not intended as preparation for pastoral ministry.

More specifics on seminary programs are available at

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as the top Christian college in the Pacific Northwest and among the top three Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier national university. More than 3,400 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Sheila Bartlett
Admissions Counselor, George Fox Evangelical Seminary


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