Admissions

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.

Seminary Master’s Program Admissions

Applying to a Northeastern Seminary’s master’s degree program is an opportunity to further your ministry and deepen your understanding of theology. All of our Christian master’s programs feature a stackable curriculum that breaks down your degree into manageable certificates, the option to attend seminary online, and a thoughtful focus on spiritual formation. 

Northeastern Seminary offers graduate-level programs that can be completed through evening classes in Rochester, New York or fully online. Support your calling through our master’s programs, including: 

To learn more about our master’s degrees and the process of applying to seminary, we encourage prospective students to connect with our admissions representative and register for an upcoming visit or virtual open house opportunity.

Master’s Degrees - How to Apply

Students interested in applying to the Seminary should have already completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, in most cases. 

Step 1 | Complete Your Free Online Application

Apply now to one of Northeastern Seminary’s master’s degree programs. 

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 transfer credits. Have them emailed to admissions@nes.edu or mailed to the address below.

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

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

Step 4 | Write Autobiographical Statement

Review the autobiographical statement guidelines and submit your paper to admissions@nes.edu.

 Seminary Admissions Deadlines

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 

Apply to Northeastern Seminary’s Master’s Programs

Northeastern Seminary’s master’s degrees explore various theological and Christian ministry topics - apply to one of our seminary programs to embrace your calling. 

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. Typically, your application will be reviewed in 2 weeks.* You will be notified once you are accepted into Northeastern Seminary. 

Ready to dive deep into Christian belief and ministry? Begin your application to one of Northeastern Seminary’s master’s degree programs. 

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*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.