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Thank you for considering Northeastern Seminary for your Master's degree. As you explore your opportunity to complete your graduate degree fully online or by attending evening classes in Rochester, NY, you can learn more about your program of interest and connect with your admissions representative when you register for an upcoming Information Session.

Master's Programs

How to Apply

Step 1 | Review admission requirements

Step 2 | Apply online

Step 3 | Request letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation are required for academic and ministerial readiness for seminary (must be filled out by two different people, none of whom are family members). Recommendations will be generated and emailed to your recommenders through the online application. You may also download a paper copy if you require it.

Step 4 | Submit transcripts

Request official transcripts from every college or university you have attended and sent to:

Admissions Department
Northeastern Seminary
2265 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997

Step 5 | Write autobiographical statement

Review the autobiographical statement guidelines and use this Grammar Guide for Seminary Students as you prepare your essay for submission.

NOTE: Students applying under the special admission category will also submit a 2,000-2,500-word essay (approximately 10 pages double-spaced) on a theological topic that has been mutually agreed upon after consultation with the admissions liaison. Download the guidelines for special admission.

Next Steps

Once the admissions office has received all the components of your completed application, your file will be submitted to the faculty admissions committee for review. You will be notified once you are accepted into Northeastern Seminary, at which time you will need to complete the accepted student checklist.

If you have any questions, please contact the admissions office at 585.594.6802 or admissions@nes.edu.