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An integrated theological formation that imparts wholeness to the world

Northeastern Seminary

Our fully online or in-person courses allow flexibility for working adults to answer questions about who God is calling them to be.

Who is God Calling You to be?

At Northeastern Seminary, you will deepen your understanding of Scripture and connect it with your God-given passion to serve your community. You receive an accredited theological education that is built on the solid foundation of the Gospel and tailored to support your unique calling to Christian ministry. Courses incorporate a deep sensitivity to spiritual direction, which equips you to bring understanding and a new vision to your path in Christian ministry and leadership.

Through a flexible curriculum, you can earn a seminary degree through fully online coursework or at our campus located at Roberts Wesleyan University in Rochester, New York.

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At Northeastern Seminary I was able to connect with classmates from different geographical locations and see how our heart beats for the same mission. Although we are in different denominations, different walks of life, and different contexts of ministry, we all share a common heart to see our world revived in Christ.

Jonathan Belschwinder, Director of Ministry United Church of Cohoes

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Northeastern Seminary

where the unchanging essentials of biblical and historic Christianity are combined with a responsive attitude toward contemporary culture—where Christ-centered people of different ages, ethnicities, and denominations gain the theological understanding, spiritual formation, and proven skills necessary for effective ministry to the church and the world.

Build Your Ministry Skills

Earn a Certificate

Transform your calling into a certificate program—ideal if you are seeking to add a new skill set to your existing graduate-level credentials. Begin or continue your theological education to respond to the challenges of ministry and Christian leadership.

Earn a Masters Degree

Combine multiple stackable certificates to build the formational experience into an accredited seminary degree that fits your professional goals and calling to Christian ministry. Students can earn a Master of Arts or Master of Divinity online or on-campus.

Earn your D.Min Degree

Earn your Doctor of Ministry online in as few as 3 years from Northeastern Seminary. Bi-annual residencies offer a regular rhythm of spiritual retreat alongside intensive two-week courses centering on theology and ministry practice

Seminary Admissions: How it Works

Wondering if seminary is for you?

Northeastern Seminary offers a variety of theological education opportunities that include seminary degrees, stackable certificate programs, and professional development webinars. While our seminary is associated with Free Methodism and Wesleyan theological traditions, we welcome students from numerous Christian denominations.

We offer robust online seminary programs, or students can join us in Rochester for courses exploring theology, Biblical studies, and Christian ministry education. Our graduates pursue pathways in chaplaincy, a variety of ministry settings, Christian education, non-profit organizations, community advocacy, and academia. 


Recognize Your Calling

Identify the role God has called you to and explore the opportunities to fulfill your purpose in Christian ministry, education, or leadership.


Find the Classes or Academic Program You Need

Find the online or in-person courses that will equip you with the skills and understanding you need.  Then, consider if a seminary degree or certificate program fits your calling.


Complete Your Free Application

Take the next step in all that God has planned for you when you submit your online application to Northeastern Seminary.

Many of us first are first taught that we are sinful and thus undeserving of God’s generous forgiveness and love - because we start the story with Genesis 3. But there is another theological stream that begins to tell the story of salvation from a different starting point- Genesis 1-2. It roots an understanding of human nature not first in 'the Fall,' but first in being created in the image of God and being declared by God to be 'very good.'

Rebecca Letterman, Being Human Course

To know these Scriptures well we must understand the context in which they were composed. This is true not only of the popular books of the Bible, but also for the parts of the Bible that are often ignored. Understanding the major themes and sections will speak to their relevancy for ministry in the 21st century and open up the whole Bible as a resource for ministry and spiritual formation.

David Carr, Being in the Word Course

His (Christ's) appearance in our midst has made it undeniably clear that changing the human heart and changing human society are not separate tasks, but are as interconnected as the two beams of the cross.”

Henri J.M. Nouwen