At Multnomah University, we seek to equip more than just educated graduates—we seek to equip a generation of bold Christ-followers; men and women who hear His calling and respond. In our Humanities programs, you will develop critical-thinking skills and reading skills as you ask meaningful questions, and engage in challenging discussions. You will be prepared for a fulfilling and kingdom impacting career, or further graduate-level studies in law, education, government, research, ministry, and more.

Students and Professor at Table Studying

Programs at a Glance


Join our cozy community nestled in the heart of the adventure-filled Pacific Northwest!

Average class size: 12

Our average class size means your classmates won’t be strangers.

Biblical Integration

18 Bible & Theology Credits required for all students and biblical integration throughout every discipline.

Humanities Programs

Brooklyn McFadden ’21
Law School Student, Maurice A.
Dean School of Law at
Hofstra University

2021 graduate, Brooklyn McFadden, largely attributes her acceptance into law school to the personalized support of the faculty and staff at Multnomah University.
When Brooklyn was a freshman in high school she was inspired by Atticus Finch from “To Kill a Mockingbird” to become a lawyer.
However, after starting at her first university, Brooklyn got the feeling that her professors and college community weren’t as willing to help her achieve her dreams. It was time for a change and, in her own words, “Multnomah was a Godsend opportunity.”
After arriving, several factors stood out to Brooklyn about the unique community at Multnomah. Her professors not only cared about Brooklyn but were willing to give her instruction and guidance to help her get into law school. Even the staff went above and beyond to help Brooklyn graduate early so she would stand out on her law school applications!
Since graduating, Brooklyn has moved to New York and is pursuing her dreams at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

Meet Your Professors

Faculty Headshot Domani Pothen
Domani Hintze-Pothen, D.A.
Assistant Professor, English
Faculty Headshot Daniel Scalberg
Daniel Scalberg, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, History
Faculty Headshot Dough Schaak
Doug Schaak, D.A.
Associate Professor and Chair, English
We Believe

Tuition & Financial Aid

We believe a Christian education should be affordable. 100% of first-time freshmen receive institutional aid.

Tuition: $29,568
Room & Board: $9,920
Fees: $650
Financial Aid Available

Free Year of Tuition

First-time freshmen at Multnomah are eligible for an academic scholarship equivalent to one free year of tuition!


Why Study at Multnomah?

Founded in 1936 as Multnomah School of the Bible, we believe your education should be grounded in Scripture. We seek to draw closer to God’s Word in every aspect of your experience — in classes, athletics, and especially your time in community with friends and professors.

Among our faculty are world-renowned biblical scholars, business experts, master science communicators, and more. However, it’s their commitment and care for their students that make them stand above the rest. With opportunities for faculty mentorship, your professors will be there for you at every step of your educational experience.

Portland is a beautiful and vibrant city in the Pacific Northwest. With oceans to the west, mountains to the east, and world-class food just blocks away, you’ll have easy access to anything you want to explore. Service also lies at the heart of Multnomah, and living in Portland brings opportunities to engage with the community through university events like Day of Outreach.

With an undergraduate population just under 400 students, you get to truly know your classmates, and we like it that way. Our close-knit community creates opportunities for discipleship, lifelong friendship, and developing connections that will facilitate your career and personal development for the rest of your life.

Sometimes you need more than great professors, caffeine, and friends to get you through college. That’s where our campus resources come in to play. Multnomah is equipped with a student counseling and wellness center that provides Christ-centered, culturally responsive, psychologically sound therapy. Additionally, we provide a student success center, career services, and disability resources.