The Multnomah School of the Bible was the forerunner of the Multnomah Bible College and Seminary. It was established sometime after 1936 when Rev. John G. Mitchell discussed the need for a school in the Pacific Northwest that would faithfully instruct men and women in the truths of God’s word. The site formerly occupied by the Oregon State School for the Blind became the home of the College and Seminary located at 8435 NE Glisan Street, Portland, Oregon.
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Multnomah Bible College and Seminary is authorized to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. All students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies since the primary major is Bible. However, students can have a choice as to a second major or minor which are designed to develop skills in relation to specific vocational and ministry specializations. A Bachelor of Arts degree exposes students to language and humanities while a Bachelor of Science degree puts more focus on social sciences. Online classes are primarily offered to part-time students while full-time students would need to seek permission to take online classes. Online courses cost $ 320.00 per credit hour.
Multnomah’s Degree Completion Program allows adult learners to complete a BS degree in less than two years by attending classes one night per week. Tuition cost is $ 395.00 per semester hour or $ 4,740.00 per semester with four 3-credit courses. Text and materials cost is estimated at $ 300.00 per semester.
The seminary is intended to provide a non-repetitive seminary option to the Bible College graduate. Degrees offered include the Master of Divinity, Master of Divinity in Theological Studies, Master of Theology, MA: Biblical Studies and MA: Pastoral Studies. Seminary courses cost $ 410.00 per credit. College tuition costs $ 510.00 per credit for 1 to 14.5 credit hours. Over 17 credits are charged $ 255.00 per credit.