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 visit opportunity.

How to Apply

Complete the Application Process

Step 1 | Complete Your Free Online Application

Step 2 | Request Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required from any person who can attest to your readiness for seminary education (no family members). Examples include ministry/church contacts, mentors or past faculty. 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 3 | Submit Transcripts

Request official transcripts from every college or university where you earned a degree (Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral program) or any program you hope to use for graduate or post-graduate transfer credits. Have them emailed to or have them mailed to the address below.

 Have them sent to:

Northeastern Seminary
2265 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997


Step 4 | Write Autobiographical Statement

Review the autobiographical statement guidelines and submit your paper to

If you do not hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, you must also complete these additional steps to be considered for admission.


Fall Application Deadline
Priority Admission Deadline - April 1
Accepting Applications (Rolling Admission) until August 15 
Spring Application Deadline
Priority Admission Deadline - October 1
Accepting Applications (Rolling Admission) until December 15
Summer Application Deadline
Priority Admission Deadline - April 1
Accepting Applications (Rolling Admission) until May 15 

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.


*The two week guaranteed admissions decision is only eligible to those who meet Regular Admissions standards for any of the Master’s or Certificate programs. Regular admission does not include those entering under a special admittance exception or those whose last degree had a GPA of under 2.70. Guaranteed class availability is only eligible to those who deposit and submit a registration by May 1 (fall). To be eligible for the 10 percent need-based scholarship, the student must be need-eligible as evidenced by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, they must be a degree-seeking students who is accepted, deposited and registered. A student with an Estimated Financial Contribution (EFC) of under $18,000 will be considered need-eligible eligible. Faculty/Staff dependents or individuals coming in under a Denominational/Church Partnership Agreement are not eligible.