Online at Northeastern Seminary

At Northeastern Seminary, your calling is the core of your education. Right where you are, you can fully realize your place in God's ongoing work of restoring wholeness to the world. Be transformed by the conversations that consider what it is to be faithful in our own time.

Northeastern Seminary Online Classes and Programs

Find the online classes or degree you need to fulfill your purpose.

You will deepen your understanding of Scripture and connect it with your God-given passion to serve your community as you prepare to embody your calling as a faithful teacher, missional pastor, or community advocate through online experiences that are Biblically-based, expertly taught, holistically supported, and designed to fit your life and ministry.

What is online Seminary?

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Seminary designed around you. Your calling. Your schedule.

What Does Online Education Look Like?

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Your online education will look similar to what you expect from a college learning experience, but there are some distinctions:

  • Instead of regular, in-class sessions, you will follow a weekly rhythm of reading, video content, and online discussions to enhance your learning experience.
  • Real-time video conferencing allows you to interact with faculty and classmates.

Like a traditional classroom model, you will find opportunities to develop spiritual formation disciplines embedded within each course.


What is online Seminary?

Experience what online seminary is like at Northeastern Seminary by registering for this free, one-hour webinar.

Virtual Campus

Virtual Campus

Stay on top of your assignments and connected with your professors and classmates through an online experience designed to help you balance the demands of work, family, and seminary.

Customized Field Education

Customized Field Education

Develop applicable skills, habits, and attitudes through hands-on experience in your area of interest and in a location convenient to you.

Flexible Seminary Courses

Flexible Course Load

Set your own pace as you choose a full-time or part-time schedule, and complete your assignments at times convenient for you each week.

Ready for a glimpse into life as an online student at Northeastern Seminary?

Watch as Janice Lum '04 walks you through her virtual campus to engage in discussions with her professor and classmates, submit assignments, and grow in her faith and understanding.

Online classes allow Janice to continue her seminary education while accomplishing her responsibilities as a pastor and as a homeschooling mother of three.

Prepare to Fulfill Your Purpose

Earn a certificate

Earn a Certificate

Transform your calling into an accredited certificate program; ideal if you are seeking to add a new skill set to your existing graduate-level credentials.

Earn a Master's degree

Earn a Master's Degree

Combine multiple certificates to build the formational experience that fits your ministry context and goals, and earn a Master's degree.

Doctor of Ministry, D.Min.

Already have your Master's?

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.
Northeastern Seminary isn’t just a school it’s a family, it’s a community, and it’s full of people who take their time to get to know who you are. They care about you and they have compassion for you. It has been an enriching experience and has totally transformed my life.
-Andrea Stewart, Transformational Leadership '19
Prof. Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown
Assistant Professor of Church and Mission

Professor Brown joined the Seminary in 2017 as the Executive Director of Administration and an assistant professor teaching in the area of Christian education and ministry. Before coming to Northeastern, Kristen was a pastor in Kansas City and helped to launch online programs at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Read more...

How It Works

Step 1

Recognize Your Calling

Identify the role God has called you to and explore the opportunities to prepare to fulfill your purpose.

Step 2

Find Classes or a Program

Select the classes that will equip you with the skills and understanding you need, or choose a degree designed to fit your calling.

Step 3

Complete the Free Application

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


What does it take?

If you have questions about becoming an online student and how it will change your day-to-day life, you can begin to prepare your schedule to make space for online coursework. Taking this step at this time will help you achieve long-term success in your desired online program.

Of course, the best way to learn more about online learning at Northeastern Seminary is to request more information, register for an online or in-person visit experience, or contact an Admissions representative.

Prepare to Become an Online Student

Plan Your Week

  • Make a schedule for the semester and stick to it
  • Set aside time to spend with the Lord
  • Exercise. Eat well. Get plenty of rest.
  • For every course, plan to spend 8-10 hours on it each week. If you can, try to find blocks of 3-4 hours at a time to devote to coursework and block those hours out on your calendar every week
  • Make time for family and friends

Stay Connected

Think Creatively About Finances

  • Some students raise support funds for their seminary experience. Others take out reasonable loans. Some churches offer support for students attending seminary. Think creatively, ask around, and start planning while trusting that God will provide.
  • Apply for Seminary scholarships. It’s free to apply.

Get Started

  • Are there parts of the Bible you haven’t read recently? Start there. Read with prayer and intention.
  • Refresh your writing skills. As a student, you have access to the research and editing support services available from the Learning Center in the Golisano Library.


Class Space is Limited

So don't delay in completing your free online application to Northeastern Seminary.

Tools for Success

You will find support to achieve your vocational and academic goals throughout your Seminary journey.

Seminary Learning Center

Learning Center

writing assistance, disability services, individualized academic support

Seminary I.T. Helpdesk

I.T. Helpdesk

available 24 hrs/day

Seminary Advising

Academic Advising

course schedule planning for graduation, vocational placement and mentoring

Seminary Library

Golisano Library

research and classroom resources

Have questions?

Sometimes a conversation can be refreshing. Tell your admissions representative where you are being called to ministry or what ways you are experiencing a deeper need for understanding.

Contact Seminary Admissions

Speak With Our Team

Contact 585.594.6802 or to connect with an admissions representative.