Passion & Purpose
Passion & Purpose
Prepared for Success
Fostering Intellectual Curiosity and Achievement
Willamette educates 1,800 enterprising, high-achieving undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts. We are nationally recognized for leadership in sustainability and our focus on social responsibility — qualities that reflect our Northwest values and our deeply held motto, "Not unto ourselves alone are we born."
Our rigorous academic program will help you develop your talents in an environment that cultivates creativity, critical thinking and a global perspective. Willamette professors are celebrated teachers and noted scholars who — above all else — are committed to your success. As a Willamette graduate, you will be equipped to succeed and be accountable to yourself, your community and the future.
Premier Legal Education in the Pacific Northwest
Willamette University College of Law emphasizes teaching excellence, faculty-student interaction, and a student-faculty ratio of 15-to-1. Our select enrollment of fewer than 430 creates an intellectual intimacy unmatched by most law schools, and our students gain practical training through simulation-based courses, moot court competitions, trial practice and externship placements.
Students can earn a JD, joint JD/MBA or LLM in Dispute Resolution or Transnational Law. We also offer certificates in:
The MBA Designed for Career Entry, Change or Advancement
- Full-Time MBA Formats
- MBA for Professionals: An evening program designed to meet the needs of students who are fully employed. (Portland or Salem)
- Executive Development Center: Customized workshops and certificate programs for specific organizations, industries or functional groups.
Dedicated to Excellence in Teacher Education
Willamette University’s Graduate School of Education develops partnerships with Oregon schools while nurturing an awareness of the diverse needs of learners nationwide, showcasing our commitment to quality in teacher education and leadership.
- Master of Arts in Teaching: Offered full-time, 10-month or part-time, students earn their master’s degree and their initial teaching license.
- Master of Education: Offered in mixed formats, this program is for licensed teachers interested in pursuing a master’s degree.
- Advanced Programs: Professional development programs for those interested in earning a specialty endorsement in ESOL, Reading or Special Education or Administrator License program.
- Oregon Writing Project: This program supports teachers in helping their students become accomplished writers and learners.
WU musicians perform in Nepal Students, faculty members share passion for jazz at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory.
Mellon foundation funds student research A $700,000 grant is supporting research experiences in the arts, humanities and human sciences.
Willamette student earns Fulbright Grace Katzmar '14 is heading to Germany in September to teach English for nine months.
MIT professor visits Willamette Catherine Drennan tours Salem to stress value of science education to students.
WU launches new program The study of Asia and environmental sustainability is enhanced through a $400,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Theatre: "The Trojan Women"
Apr 10 – 26 [Details]
Senior Art Show 2014
Apr 12 – May 11 [Details]
Student Scholarship Recognition Day
Apr 16 [Details]
Dempsey Lecture: The Secret Life of Stuff
Apr 17 [Details]
Apr 17 – 18 [Details]
Apr 19 [Details]
In the Media
Williams discusses campaign ads
Statesman Journal (Apr 15)
Wiltbank talks about Northwest angel investing
Xconomy (Apr 14)
Greer JD'90 combines law and health care
Statesman Journal (Apr 12)
Students present Wulapalooza
The Oregonian (Apr 11)