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.
Freeby '15 earns regional athlete of the year The Willamette junior is the top D3 cross country runner in the West.
WU students host job fair for youths Willamette's Tiger Club helped Bush Elementary students think about possible careers.
Work, study experiences net big results Keith Fakhoury '14 answers questions about internships and an international exchange program.
Why does science matter? Brian Greene, a theoretical physicist, decodes mysteries of the universe during Willamette's Atkinson lecture.
Carson Scholars share research Sexism, the neuroscience of beauty and astrophysics are among the topics presented.
Artist: Keith Dull
Aug 26 – Dec 13 [Details]
Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth
Aug 31 – Dec 22 [Details]
Crow's Shadow Institute
Nov 9, 2013 – Feb 2, 2014 [Details]
Dec 5 – 8 [Details]
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