Master's Programs


Become an effective agent of God's creative and redemptive work when you earn your Master's Degree completely online or by attending evening classes in Rochester, NY at Northeastern Seminary.

Rooted in biblical and historic Christian faith, Northeastern Seminary prepares Christ-centered women and men for faithful, effective service to the church and the world.


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Stackable Curriculum Designed For Formational Education

Develop the skills and training you need with the flexibility of selecting the courses that best fit your calling with Northeastern Seminary's stackable curriculum. Choose the courses that fit your ministry, online or onsite in Rochester, NY, to earn a graduate certificate within one year. Continue adding courses to earn a Master of Arts degree after two years, or a Master of Divinity after the third year.*

Step 1

Year One:
Certificate in Scripture, Theology, and Ministry

Design a customized course of study or choose a prepared competency to earn a Certificate in Scripture, Theology, and Ministry after your first year of study.

Step 2

Year Two:
Master of Arts

Continue your education with another stackable block of courses to receive a Master of Arts degree in Ministry Practice, Theological Studies, Theology & Social Justice, Spiritual Formation or Transformational Leadership.

Step 3

Year Three:
Master of Divinity

Assemble multiple, stackable competency blocks to earn your Master of Divinity with a concentration in Advanced Biblical Studies, Spiritual Formation, Social Justice, Leadership, or another area of your choice.

*Assumes a full-time course load of 9 credits/semester, possibly including summer sessions. Federal financial aid is not available for students pursuing a graduate-level certificate. Students wishing to retain their M.A. and earn an M.Div. must complete additional course work that will most likely exceed the three-year assumption. Contact admissions for more details.

"One of the benefits of Northeastern Seminary is being able to connect with classmates from different geographical locations, but our heart beats for the same mission. Although we are in different denominations and different walks of life and different contexts of ministry, we all share a common heart to see our communities revived in Christ." ~Jonathan Belschwinder, M.Div. ’18

What is online Seminary?

Experience what online seminary is like at Northeastern Seminary by watching this free, half-hour webinar.

Foundation in the Great Conversation

The Master's programs at Northeastern Seminary are built on the foundation of courses that explore the great, ongoing conversation about what it looks like for each person to take up their place in God's ongoing work of restoring wholeness to the world.

Together we consider:

  • Being Christian | What it means to be Christian, especially in religiously plural contexts.
  • Being Church | The nature of God’s restorative grace in human life and the church as the people of God.
  • Being Human | What God's revelation in Jesus teaches us about being human persons.
  • Being in the Story | The story of God from creation to new creation and God’s intentions for the world.
  • Being in the Word | The Bible as God’s revelation; what God is communicating, how God communicates it, and how Scripture continues to speak today.
  • Being Mission | Theology and mission in a diverse, global context.
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Upcoming Class Starts

  • Monday, January 18, 2021 | Spring Session 
  • Monday, May 24, 2021 | Summer Session
  • Monday, August 30, 2021 | Fall Session
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