Multnomah Biblical Seminary of Multnomah University

Multnomah Biblical Seminary is a conservative, evangelical seminary located in Portland, Oregon with several teaching sites located in Reno, NV and Seattle, WA. The Seminary currently offers seven seminary degrees including: Master of Divinity (M.Div.), MA in Christian Leadership (MACL), MA in Biblical Studies (MABS), MA in Theological Studies (MATS), MA in Applied Theology (MAAT), Master of Theology (Th.M.), and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.).

On February 14, 1936, Rev. John G. Mitchell called a meeting of Portland-area ministers and Christian businessmen to discuss the idea of creating a Bible school in the Pacific Northwest. Mitchell, working with Dr. B.B. Sutcliffe, Dr. Willard Aldrich, and others founded the school that year. The following October, classes began with 49 students and a half-dozen faculty in a former mortuary. In 1943 Willard Aldrich became president of the school, and at age 34 the youngest president of a college in the United States. Willard served as president up until his retirement in 1978. During his time as president Multnomah came to reside on its current campus, and became a degree-granting college. His son, Dr. Joe Aldrich, followed his father as President and was affectionately referred to as Dr. Joe. The Multnomah Graduate School of Ministry was founded as a related institution in 1986 and was renamed later to Multnomah Biblical seminary. In 1993, the college was renamed to Multnomah Bible College and on July 1, 2008, the over-arching name of the entire institution was changed to Multnomah University.

Because Multnomah Biblical Seminary was launched to provide a complementary, non-repetitive seminary option for the Bible college graduates, we offer an advanced track designed to build on your Biblical and theological foundation rather than repeating it.

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