Corban University changes School of Ministry operations

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Corban University announced new plans today for its Puget Sound area graduate programs in ministry.

In 2010, the university took over the operations of the former Northwest Baptist Seminary campus in Tacoma, it has operated there, and online, to deliver MA, MDiv and DMin degrees in ministry. 

The change follows closely after the announcement last November of a partnership agreement with Mars Hill Church of Seattle to offer a Bible certificate program for its Mars Hill Schools operations. School of Ministry programs will now be offered out of Corban’s Salem campus and online. In the transition, some seminary professors will be retiring while others will be moved to either the Salem or Bellevue campuses.

Through a series of partnership agreements Corban is developing a joint degree program in MA/MBA with Western Seminary of Portland and Mars Hill Church in Bellevue. The resulting outcome would be a broader plan for versatility in educational offerings spanning both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Plans beyond the initial programs include launching an executive MBA in the Bellevue area.

Corban University is committed to educating Christians for ministry and expanding its presence in the Puget Sound region as we prepare Christian leaders,” said President Sheldon C. Nord.  “We look forward to building on the legacy of Northwest Baptist Seminary and its commitment to training pastors and laity to be effective students and communicators of God’s Word.”

  • Corban University's School of Ministry programs will be offered in Salem, Ore., and online.

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