Admissions Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements:

  • Earned Master of Divinity degree from an accredited college or university or M.Div. equivalency requirements have been met
  • Minimum of three years ministry experience subsequent to master's degree
  • Complete the application process by March 15 | Click here to get started
    1. Online application
    2. All academic transcripts
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. Graduate theological essay
    5. Ministerial experience and program expectations essay

Provisional Admission: For applicants without a completed M.Div., additional master’s level course work for M.Div. equivalency needs to be completed

  • Submit transcripts with request for M.Div. equivalency evaluation
  • Pathway for completing required master's level course work does not extend beyond the end of the spring semester (May) in which the student intends to enroll in the D.Min. program
  • Sufficient professional ministry experience has occurred—as determined by academic dean

Non-Matriculated Admission: for non-degree, post-M.Div. persons, who are not matriculating at Northeastern Seminary or pursuing a D.Min. degree

  • Meet regular admission requirements and complete application process
  • Normally reserved for students seeking elective course work for another D.Min. program or for personal growth after completing the D.Min. degree
  • Individual courses are open on a space-available basis
  • It is possible for a person who has taken D.Min. courses as a non-matriculated student to petition to move into full D.Min. student status—additional coursework may be required in some cases


  • Meet regular admission requirements and complete application process using Individual Courses application link to online application
  • Receive approval from the dean's office and course instructor