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Northeastern Seminary

An integrated theological formation that imparts wholeness to the world

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

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

Where your passion and your calling meet

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 College in Rochester, New York.

Here is who our students are

Students Attend In-Person or Online:

215 Students

26 States Attending From

6 Nations Attending From

63% Women

21-73 Years Old

40% Diverse People


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.

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 (D.Min.) 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

What's Happening at Northeastern Seminary

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. 

Seminary Admissions: How it Works

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.