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About Northeastern Seminary

Our multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-generational church has a mission to build a bridge into our community and beyond so that all people can find hope, find love and find God.

James Laughlin, Alum & Lead Pastor of Joy Community Church

What We Believe

Northeastern Seminary is a place where students are being transformed in a dynamic and supportive learning community, where graduates embody, articulate, and advance the kingdom of God in a variety of ministry contexts around the world, and where the church and community are served through lifelong learning for pastors and church leaders.

The vision of Northeastern Seminary is to be a vibrant source for Christian theological formation whose students are formed in a biblical vision of gracious Christianity and impart wholeness to the world in an expansive array of vocations and contexts. 

The true measure of our commitment to … equality cannot be measured by how we treat the rich, the powerful, the privileged, and the respected among us. The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned."

Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy

Accreditations and Authorizations

All degree programs at Northeastern Seminary are accredited and authorized by:

The Association of Theological Schools is a membership organization of graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate, professional, and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry, teaching, and research in the theological disciplines. Accreditations include Northeastern Seminary’s fully online programs for all master’s degrees.

The Commission on Accrediting from the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada has approved the following degree programs for accreditation:

  • Masters of Arts
    • Theological Studies
    • Theology and Social Justice
    • Transformational Leadership
    • Ministry Practice
    • Spiritual Formation
  • Masters of Divinity
  • Doctor of Ministry

Contact:
The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
412.788.6505
www.ats.edu

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This commission is accepted by the United States Secretary of Education for accrediting activities in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions.

Contact:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104,
215.662.5606
info@msche.org
www.msche.org

Northeastern Seminary is authorized to offer distance-learning (online) programs and courses to residents of member states, districts, and territories under the terms of SARA.

Intended to make it is easier for students to take online courses offered by institutions outside of their state of residence, the agreement establishes comparable national standards for offering post-secondary distance education courses and programs. SARA is overseen by a national council and administered by four regional education compacts. 

Contact:
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, Colorado 80301
303.848.3275
info@nc-sara.org

Why Accreditation is Important

As you explore your seminary education options, keep in mind that accreditation through the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is an essential credential for any institution. The rigorous academic standards required by ATS will ensure that your credits will transfer to other graduate schools or that licensing bodies for denominations, hospital, military, and prison chaplains programs will accept your degree. Many seminary programs originate and offer programs from schools that lack accreditation.

Educational accreditation is a rigorous process by which an institution is evaluated by an external organization for educational quality and effectiveness. For graduate theological education, the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools serves as this accrediting agency. To be accredited, a school must undergo an initial review that examines a wide variety of factors, including library holdings, faculty quality, and financial stability. The ATS commissioners repeat this process on a regular basis to make sure each of its schools maintain an acceptable level of academic quality.

No other seminary in New York has more accreditation than Northeastern Seminary to guarantee the quality of your theological education. Northeastern Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and Middle States Commission of Higher Education.

Alumni

As a graduate of Northeastern Seminary, you are invited to refresh, restore, and renew the essentials of your ministry through a variety of exclusive alumni benefits.

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Northeastern at a Glance

607 Alumni

Our alumni have gained practical skills that they take to their communities and congregation that allow them to be gracious Christians, faithful teachers, missional pastors, Spiritual Guides, transformational leaders, and community advocates.

35% Traditionally Underrepresented Backgrounds

Growing in their faith, bringing a variety of ethnicities and perspectives into one community.

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53% Women

Finding your place and calling with like-minded men and women who explore the truth of the Word and live it out in the world.